Bobby Taylor

Bobby Taylor is a fourth-generation fiddler from the Charleston area, regarded as one of the most accomplished musicians of his day. Born in 1952, Bobby learned his music from his father, fiddler Lincoln Taylor, as well as from master musicians Clark Kessinger and Mike Humphries. Bobby’s clear tone and unparalleled technique have earned him numerous contest prizes and the universal respect of his peers. He is a tireless advocate for the music, as well, and has coordinated music competitions at the Vandalia Gathering for more than 30 years. Bobby also serves as director of the State Archives Library in Charleston.

Photo by Tyler Evert.