TREVOR G. STUART
(August 3, 1968 - March 2, 2016)
Trevor loved music and was an accomplished musician, most notably for his talents on the fiddle and playing and teaching traditional Appalachian music world-wide. Along with his twin brother, Travis they were instructors with the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Program in Haywood County, where they taught and instilled a love for Appalachian music and tradition in young children. Trevor will especially be remembered for being fair, honest and humble. His loving and gentle spirit will be cherished by his loving family and countless friends forever. (From his Obituary on Legacy.com)
The Stuart Brothers performed at the 10th Ever Old Time Social May 14-16, 2015
The Stuart Brothers performed with Sabra Guzman and Riley Baugus at the Deep End Sessions on May 9, 2015
From Old Time Social Promo:
The Stuart Brothers are world renown for their masterful performances of Appalachian fiddle and banjo duets. Trevor and Travis were born and raised in Bethel , a rural farming community in Haywood County, NC — an area of magical beauty where the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains meet and once the ancient Cherokee settlement of Sonoma. These majestic ranges surrounded the young brothers with the rich musical and cultural environment of Appalachian fiddle tunes, Baptist spirituals, banjo pickers, all night square dance shindigs and poetic tale weavers.
With deep family musical roots, their great grandfather was the legendary fiddler Rev. Henry King, and great uncle the banjoist and singer Austin Stamey. The brothers learned some of the oldest regional fiddle and banjo styles from masters such as the Smathers Family, Byard Ray, Oscar “Red” Wilson, Gordon Freeman, and the Sutton family. They formed their first band in junior high and played for local clogging teams, local functions and fiddlers conventions. Since then they have toured extensively throughout the US and several foreign countries, teaching and performing at major festivals and music camps.