Uncle Eck Dunford (Alexander Dunford, Carroll County, Virginia, May 30, 1875 - June 26, 1953
was an American early country, fiddler, singer and guitarist, he was recorded by Ralph Peer on the famous Bristol Sessions. The Bristol sessions are considered the "Big Bang" of modern country music. They were held in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee by Victor Talking Machine Company. Fiddler Uncle Eck Dunford recorded several sides for Victor during the late '20s, though he's best-known for his partnership with Ernest Pop Stoneman (of the Stoneman Family).