James LaRocque

January 1995
Faces of Identity, Hands of Skill: Folk Arts in North Dakota;1995, p10
The article profiles James LaRocque, a professional fiddler in Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, North Dakota. He started to steal his dad's fiddle every chance he could when he was a child. He began playing at dance halls at the age of nine. He was a standby fiddler for the Grand Ole Opry. LaRocque received national recognition in 1994 when he was selected as one of four artists to perform in the American Indian Show of the Folk Masters Series at Wolf Trap National Park.


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