|Place of birth:||Carroll Co. GA|
|Place of death:||Tallapoosa, Haralson Co. GA|
|Year of birth:||1881|
|Year of death:||1939|
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A.A. Gray was born in September, 1881, in Carroll County, Georgia, and was taught the rudiments of fiddle playing by an older brother. In a 1934 article in the Atlanta Journal's Sunday magazine, he told interviewer Willard Neal:
I guess I'm different from most of the fiddlers. Nearly all the others learned to play naturally, but I had to be taught. When I was seven years old my big brother started me off. He had to poke my fingers down on the strings and hold them there while I sawed the bow. He taught me part of a piece, and then got mad because I couldn't learn any faster, and quit, but I kept trying 'till I picked out the whole tune. And I've been playing ever since.