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C. W. Hobbs


C. W. Hobbs, Des Moines, IA

member since: 06/14/2009
USA: Des Moines, Iowa (IA)

C. W. "Charlie" Hobbs was born in 1889 near Elizabethtown, KY.  About 1912, he moved his young family to Aledo, IL, where he became well known as a talented left handed fiddle player, playing for barn dances, festivals and contests around western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Continuing in the tradition of old time fiddle music & dance tunes, adding in some bluegrass & old folk songs, and a lot of good old time Country (gotta do them train songs),C. W. Hobbs is:

Lori O'Hern (CW's great granddaughter):  Fiddle
Bob O'Hern:      Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Darrell Staley:  Bass, Guitar, Vocals