FOLKLIFE OF WIREGRASS GEORGIA: OF COMMUNITY ART AND LIFE
For generations family and community members have gathered to hear folks like John Griffin of Lenox play the fiddle. As he learned his tunes from others before him, so have others learned from him. Here, John Griffin plays a tune while his brother Arthur "beats straws", adding a staccato rhythmic drone by striking the violin strings with a broom straw.
Photo by Carl Fleischhauer, 1977.