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 Rufus Thibodeaux

Rufus Thibodeaux

Birth
Ridge, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 13 Aug 2005 (aged 71)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 11538961 · View Source
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Musician. Considered by many in the music industry as the world's greatest Cajun fiddle player. He began working with country music legend Jimmy C. Newman in 1950 and performed at the Grand Ole Opry for over 40 years. His fiddling graced early recordings and tours by Jim Reeves, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Ferlin Huskey, The Everly Brothers, Hank Williams, Jr., Lynn Anderson, Neil Young and many others. Thibodeaux also recorded four instrumental solo albums.

Bio by: Clay Homister


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  • Originally Created by: Clay Homister
  • Added: 15 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11538961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Thibodeaux (5 Jan 1934–13 Aug 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11538961, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .