“He was more than a musician, an incredibly gifted musician,” she said. “He was a good, good man.”
A three-time national fiddle champion, Berline grew up in Grant County along the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and worked with music greats like Vince Gill, Bob Dylan, Elton John and The Rolling Stones. Berline recorded two albums with the Flying Burrito Brothers as a part of the group from 1971-72.
Berline moved to Guthrie, Okla., in 1995 and opened the Double Stop Fiddle Shop & Music Hall, which was destroyed by a fire in 2019. He later opened a new shop across the street.
Berline was also survived by his daughter and four grandchildren, Bette Berline said.