Monday, April 14, 2014
FATHER AND SON fiddlers — Larry Park, 16, at right, accompanied his father, Ray Park, left, fresh off a hot rendition of "Black Mountain Rag" at a fiddle contest in Oroville in 1972, “with the audience still hollering for more,” said Larry. Ray was active in the California Old Time Fiddler’s Association as a board member, judge and contestant. He won the state championship in 1973. Larry won the junior division in Coloma just weeks after taking up the fiddle. Photo courtesy of Larry Park
VERN AND RAY in their prime — Ray Park, center, warms up with his longtime partner Vern Williams, left, and sideman Herb Pedersen, right, in the late 1960s. Photo courtesy of Larry Park