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Fiddle, Head

jerry sara first wife fiddle

Did everyone else know that Garcia played the violin? (I’m sure he would call it a fiddle, but unless you’re playing the thing while it’s cradled in your arm instead of on your shoulder, it’s a violin.)

On the acoustic guitar is Sara Ruppenthal, who was Garcia’s first wife. Garcia was married four times; this is because his early death prevented him from getting married any more. Were he still alive, he would be on wife eight or nine by now.

3 Comments

  1. My brother in laws next door neighbor is Sarah Ruppenthal. Yes, that Sarah Ruppenthal.

  2. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    May 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

    In bluegrass and folk, it is a fiddle, regardless of how you hold it.

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