Saucier, Billy Jack
|Birthname||William Jack Saucier|
|born on||21 January 1931 at 04:20 (= 04:20 AM )|
|Place||Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°26' 29°43 Asc. 13°55'|
American acclaimed Grand National Fiddler who worked and/or recorded with various artists including Merle Haggard, Ralph Mooney and Roy Nichols.
As a child, Saucier studied classical violin and performed with the Oak Cliff Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15 where his exceptional talent was the starting point of a great career.
His passion for the fiddle and mastery of Western Swing lead to a performance with Hank Thompson and Leon McAuliffe in the 1950s where he was a regular at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas Texas with KRLD.
In 1965 he joined the Joanie Waco Show where they played extensively around the country including Las Vegas, Nevada as well as military bases around the country. During this time Billy Jack and Joanie were married.
Saucier played at the National Fiddlers Contest in Mt View, AR, the Roy Clarks Theatre in Branson, Missouri, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee and numerous venues across the country. Saucier released his own album, Back In The Country, in 1974.
In April 1985, Billy Jack received the title of Grand National Fiddler from Ron Davis, president of Sweet, stating: “Yes, It is our opinion you are the best in the world today.” and “It is also our opinion that you are the best of all time to date.”
Saucier died on 21 October 1987, aged 56.
- associate relationship with Haggard, Merle (born 6 April 1937). Notes: Music collaborators
- associate relationship with Nichols, Roy (born 21 October 1932). Notes: Music collaborators
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Fiddler)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Grand National Fiddler)