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Hoot Hester

vn, man, 1951-2016 US
Musician of Country and World
A.k.a. Hubert Dwane Hester

"Hoot" Hester (born August 13, 1951, near Louisville, Kentucky, USA - died August 30, 2016) was an American country and bluegrass fiddle player, mandolin player, guitarist and songwriter. He began his career as a professional musician during the early 1970s with Bluegrass Alliance and The Whites. Upon relocating to Nashville in 1973, Hester found work backing Donna Fargo, Mel Tillis and Jerry Reed. By 1980 he began to specialize in session work. In addition to his work as a session musician, Hester played on multiple television shows, including “Nashville Alive” and "Pop Goes the Country." When the program “Nashville Now" was created in the 1980s, Hester was hired to be the house band's fiddler and utility player. After "Nashville Now" went off the air in the mid-1990s, Hester spent time in Steve Wariner's band. In 1997, he and Dennis Crouch started the Western Swing outfit The Time Jumpers. In 2000, he was hired as a member of the Grand Ole Opry staff band.

  • Violin
  • Mandolin
  • Country
  • World
  • Jazz
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Hard Times Come Again No More on Traditional Songs of Stephen Foster by Various Artists
Marching Through Georgia on Songs of the Civil War by Various Artists

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Old Kentucky FiddleHoot Hester1981Single
Don't Give A HootHoot HesterAlbum
On The Swingin' SideHoot HesterAlbum
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