The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart

Ross Taggart was a traveling musical humorist. His 43-year career took him all over the U.S. and Canada, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua Bureau of Chicago. A fiddler, pianist, singer, and ventriloquist, he made over 50 recordings of his humorous monologues with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies, and appeared in an early "talkie" three years before Al Jolson starred in "The Jazz Singer."

Adam Boyce portrays Taggart near the end of his carreer, circa 1936, sharing recollections on his life and career, interspersed with live fiddling, singing, and humorous sketches. 

Program to be held at the Historical Society on Main Street in Readsboro.

 

"A vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Readsboro Community Library."