Tyler, Smith County, Texas, United States (1926 – 2015)
Johnny Gimble (John Paul Gimble, May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015), was an American country musician associated with Western swing. Gimble was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre.
Gimble was born in Tyler, Texas, United States, and grew up in nearby Bascom. He began playing in a band with his brothers at age 12, and continued playing with two of them, George and Jerry, as the Rose City Swingsters. The trio played local radio gigs, but… read more
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