Pete McMahan stands in front of a mirror backstage before a concert.

Pete McMahan

Harrisburg, Missouri

Fred Stoneking holds a fiddle in front of a tree.

Fred Stoneking

Chilhowee, Missouri

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Billy Lee

Wright City, Missouri

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Ed Tharp

Boone County, Missouri

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Cleo Persinger

Boone County, Missouri

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Vee Latty

Fulton, Missouri

Howard Marshall works on a tune for the soundtrack to a friend's movie. Photo by Shane Epping.

Howard Marshall

Millersburg, Missouri

Vesta Johnson plays fiddle at a square dance.

Vesta Johnson

St. Louis, Missouri

Gene Goforth cracks a smile during the Land of Mark Twain Fiddle Championship in Hannibal, Missouri, 1987. Howard Marshall photo.

Gene Goforth

Shannon County, Missouri

Bob Walters, second from left, poses with a group of musicians including Bob Christeson (standing behind his melodeon). R.P. Christeson collection photo.

Bob Walters

Tekamah, Nebraska