Bobby Hicks has been a fixture in the world of bluegrass and swing fiddle playing for quite some time. I wouldn’t have guessed that he was approaching his 75th birthday though!
Next Sunday, July 20, 2008, a surprise party will be held for him at Marshall High Studios. The studios are located in the old Marshall High school on the island in downtown Marshall, NC. The event is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, you should be there no later than 2 PM. If you can’t make it by 2 PM and still want to attend, the organizers ask that you wait till after 3 PM before showing up. Bobby will be brought in sometime between 2 and 3 PM and they don’t want anyone spoiling the surprise.
The party will, of course, including some picking and fiddling so bring your stringing instrument with you if you decide to attend.
Cathy asked that we post this to announce it, knowing that Bobby doesn’t get online that often. She did request that no one mention anything to him, it is a surprise party after all!