CABOMA extends heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Speedy Tolliver, who passed away Sunday September 17, 2017. He meant a lot to this group was generous with his talent. We will miss him and we were lucky to have him come around.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept 22. 5:30-8pm. Service on Saturday, 10am. Both events to be held at Murphy’s Funeral Home on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington,VA.

He settled in Arlington County and along with his wife Gala, raised a thriving family. As he worked to provide for his family he stopped playing out for awhile; but thankfully he got back into it. Self taught, he played in many bands, played many instruments, taught fiddle, and in 2009 won a Virginia Heritage Award for his musical accomplishments.

Here is an nice profile from the Washington Post written in 2003.

Here he is with the New Old-Time String band. Enjoy: