"Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way"
Whittlin' and Fiddlin' My Own Way reflects nearly a century of experiences through the eyes of Silver Dollar City personality Violet Hensley. The Arkansas Living Treasure Award winner from Yellville, Arkansas learned to fiddle in 1928 and make fiddles watching her father George W. Brumley in the community of Alamo, Arkansas in 1932.
With the advent of the folk music revival, Violet's blossoming musical and fiddle-making talents, caught the attention of Grammy ® winner Jimmy Driftwood and the owners of Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. She joined the crafter's cast at Silver Dollar City in 1967, becoming part of the City's celebrities who used radio, television, and newspapers to invite visitors to the amusement park.