About Rex McGee
I began playing the fiddle in 1974 at the age of 4. My great grandfather Will McGee played the fiddle left handed on a fiddle his father made out of a gourd. Both of my grandfathers Ralph McGee and Hampton Easter played the fiddle, and both parents Bill & Irene played the piano.
I grew up playing at local restaurant, the Pollirosa, and my father's dance hall, the Pilot Pik-n-Parlor. While in Pharmacy School at UNC-Chapel Hill I began playing contradances and added Irish and New England tunes to my Southern repertoire. While working part time as a pharmacist I ventured out for musical travels with Footloose Larry Keel, John Cowan, traveling across Canada, Ireland and much of the continental USA. I've recorded a solo banjo project, an original instrumental CD with bluegrass instrumentation and a few noteworthy projects as sideman with Tony Williamson, Ryan Cavanaugh and Footloose.
Much of my musical efforts these days are directed at teaching my 5 children fiddle, piano, guitar and mandolin. My daughters Sylvia, Millie and Whitleigh play the fiddle and Gus plays the guitar, both very well for their age, thus continuing the family curse.
I currently live a domesticated life on a farm that's been in the family for 5 generations. I've worked in varying capacities as a registered pharmacist since 1993.
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