Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Playing with strings attached.(Venue)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

Band among many to perform with fiddle legend

Fiddling legend Vassar Clements said he's played with so many people he flat out can't remember everyone.

"James Taylor said I played with him but I would have said no. I didn't know I played with that guy but I knew he looked familiar," Clements said by phone from his home in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

"So I'm not going to say I didn't play with somebody because I just don't know."

The 75-year-old Clements has performed with the likes of Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, John Hartford, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. …

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