Ralph Blizard - 1A132 - Blountville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 31.994 W 082° 19.543
17S E 381322 N 4043911
Quick Description: Ralph Blizard was a renowned fiddler from Blountville, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2009 6:30:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM5PW1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 9

Long Description:
Sign text:
Ralph Blizard
1918-2004
Ralph Blizard, a Hall of Fame long-bow fiddler, was a pioneer entertainer on radio stations WOPI, WJHL, and WKPT, at first with a band of his high school classmates. He recorded and toured across the United States and British Isles. He and his wife Mildred reared sons David and Mark, in Blountville. In 2002, Blizard co-founded the Traditional Appalachian Musical Heritage Association. He was a receipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission's Governor's Award and the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. Blizard was a Navy veteran of World War II.

An article published after his death can be found here: Link

Marker Name: Ralph Blizard

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 1A132

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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