String band fiddler Posey Rorer was born on September 22, 1891, in Franklin County, Virginia. The brother in law of banjo player Charlie Poole, Rorer was a key part of Poole's North Country Ramblers until 1928, when a disagreement with Poole led to Lonnie William Austin taking over the fiddle spot in the band. Rorer was an in-demand Virginia session player, backing artists like Kelly Harrell (whose band was officially called the Virginia String Band) and Walter "Kid" Smith on their various 78s, as well as playing in a band that was very similar to Poole's with Preston Young and Buster Carter (the trio sometimes even billed themselves as the North Country Ramblers, which no doubt frustrated Poole, whose own wild behavior made him an increasingly at-risk booking). Posey Rorer died in March, 1935. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi