There are several ways to support Ridge!
Holly Robinson, owner of New2U Decor is accepting donations for Ridge Roberts to cover travel expenses to competitions. Ridge travels to multiple state and national competitions every year, so every little bit helps.
New2U Decor, 311 Western Hills Trail, Granbury, TX 76049
Checks payable to Ridge Roberts
BENEFIT | May 1, 2015 Granbury Live Theatre 7pm
Feat. Ridge Roberts, Kristyn Harris and Boots Hubbard on the mic
Co-hosted by Sean Mitchell, Mayor Nin Hulett, and Howard Hayre
Tickets on sale now at www.bigcitymusicrevue.com for $29
For more information contact: Dickey and Peggy Freeman (214)675-5752
A Brief Summary of Child Fiddle Prodigy, Ridge Roberts
by Carol Cook
Photo by Shad Ramsey of Red Door Photography
Find the full article in the Spring 2015 issue of Lake Granbury Living magazine in print and online April 20, 2015.
Granbury has claims to fame that are honorable, historical, and astounding. Home to legendary champions in sports, including an Olympian swimmer and the winningest basketball coach in the US, rodeo stars, music greats, and more, each have made the town proud. Today, we are looking at a young musician named Ridge Roberts, who will undoubtedly join this group of champions.
At the age of seven, Ridge picked up a fiddle and began playing around with a few tunes while listening to the radio. His dad, John, played the fiddle, as did an uncle and a family friend, so it wasn’t surprising when young Ridge showed an interest in the storied instrument.
Ridge’s devotion to practice will certainly bring his goals within reach; but where does his determination come from? Certainly not the fear of not reaching those goals, but from the joy he knows he will experience when they are met. A love for his music exudes from him when he plays or speaks, and he will clearly, and with the knowledge of an older person, inform you of the fiddle’s history and how Texas fiddle music came into its own by the 1950’ and ‘60’s, spreading across the land by long ago champion fiddlers, Benny Thomasson, Lewis Franklin, and more who paved the way.
Ridge has also composed around sixty fiddle tunes, confirming his gift for music. “A tune just comes to me, usually when I’m just messin’ around”, he states. His true aspirations are to compose more of his favorite style, old time Texas fiddle music, he says. He may be a young amateur on the edge of greatness, but composing tunes at his age only confirms what so many believe about his talents.