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Fiddles and Friends: The Skillet Lickers Story

Third generation Skillet Licker and patriarch, Phil Tanner, takes you on a journey through the life of Country music's first million-selling supergroup, still entertaining four generations and nearly one century later.

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Ep. 7: Art Rosenbaum and the Late 20th Century

In episode seven, Phil reflects on the band and its configuration as he took control of the group following the passing of his father, Gordon. He also shares the importance of artist, folk musician, and UGA professor, Art Rosenbaum in preserving and showcasing the band's history.


14 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Ep. 6: Randall Mahaffey & Larry Nash

In the 1960's, the Skillet Lickers reformed under the name of "Gordon Tanner and the Junior Skillet Lickers". A young Phil Tanner joined forces with high school friends Fleet Stanley, Randall Mahaffey, and Larry Nash to continue the family legacy.In this episode, Phil is joined by Randall and Larry to discuss the Junior Skillet Lickers, memories of shows in the 1960's and '70s, the band's music hall "The Chicken House" in Dacula, and reminisce on over 60 years of music and friendship.


30 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Ep. 5: Gid's Life After the Skillet Lickers

In episode 5, Phil explores Gid Tanner's musical life after the Skillet Lickers in the 1940's and '50s. Phil also shares personal stories of his grandfather and his father Gordon's efforts to relaunch the band.


16 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Ep. 4: Down Yonder & the Great Depression

In episode four, Phil recounts the hard life of his grandfather, Gid, during the Great Depression, and also visits the famed 1934 session, which produced Country music's first million-seller, 'Down Yonder'. Phil also talks of his dad Gordon's role in this session as a young 17-year-old fiddler. He also touches on a couple other influential members who also made the trip to San Antonio for RCA Records.


2 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Ep. 3: Bert Layne & Lowe Stokes

In episode three, Phil dives deeper in to the lives and musical careers of two Skillet Lickers, Bert Layne and Lowe Stokes and also explores the unique relationship between Gid Tanner and Clayton McMichen.


19 May 2021

Rank #5

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Ep. 2: The Original Skillet Lickers

In episode 2, Phil discusses the Skillet Lickers' 1926 formation and details each of the original band members who performed with Gid Tanner between 1926 and the band's initial breakup in 1931.


5 May 2021

Rank #6

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Ep. 1: Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett

In episode one, Phil discusses his grandfather Gid Tanner's early years, his beginnings in music, and his longtime musical partner, Riley Puckett. Phil explores the years before the band's inception and the events that led to Gid Tanner's early rise to stardom in Atlanta.


13 Apr 2021

Rank #7