b. 1929, USA, d. 15 August 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. An accomplished country music fiddler, Magaha was a member of Don Reno and Red Smiley’s Tennessee Cut-Ups from the mid-50s. Over the years he played with many other artists, including Porter Wagoner from the mid-60s. In the 70s, he staged his own show at one of the Grand Ole Opry’s outdoor offshoots. Among Magaha’s noted recordings is 1978’s ‘Dancin’ Fiddle Man’, which often appears on compilations of country fiddle music. Another popular demonstration of his skill is ‘Mac’s Hoedown’. Magaha suffered a stroke in 1986 after which he retired from performing.
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