“I had known that you are a fine violinist, but hearing you play the fiddle was a happy surprise. You added immensely to ‘A Tapestry of American Folksong.’ Thank you for taking the time and contributing your musical gift to the cause of keeping history alive.

Kathryn Fuller

Thank you for all your help during the Folklife Celebration. We greatly appreciate you!

Jarrell Plantation staff

“Thank you for letting me come to your home and record you playing the fiddle. It will certainly be helpful for my Folk Music Class at the University of Georgia.”

Austin Hall

To Sue: “Great solo on ‘Steamroller’”
Billy Dean, country music star

You were so wonderful to give us a great musical program, and we appreciate that more than you can imagine. You made the party. Everyone enjoyed your musical presentation. Tom and I especially enjoyed playing the fiddle sticks on your 5 string fiddle. Thank you very much. You are blessed with great talent.

Helen Baden

“What a joy it has been to have you join our “Gospel Night” group. I heard many enthusiastic compliments about our new “fiddle player.” I also greatly appreciated your professional approach to rehearsals, the programs, your promptness, and your obvious dedication to practicing outside rehearsals. I thought you folks in the band were the best we have had yet. You really got the folks fired up on ‘Orange Blossom Special.’”

Tom Rogers, Gospel Night at Mable White Baptist Church, Macon, Georgia

Thanks from all the VIP’s (Visually Impaired Persons) that may not be able to see, but can enjoy the sound of your fiddlin’. You and Ed provided a real treat for all of us. Several members have called to say how much they enjoyed the program.

My own mother, Martha Tomlin
Co-Founder of Visually Impaired Support Group, Milledgeville, Georgia