Preston "Pete" McMahan
Missouri's Premier Contest Fiddler

Pete McMahan's obituary as it appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune on February 13, 2000.


Pete McMahan teaching a class at the Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, Summer of 1996.  That's the lovely Patt Plunkett of Evanston, Illinois, on piano and Rich Levine of Seattle on guitar. (Kerry Blech photo)

Pete McMahan with Patt Plunkett and Rich Levine

Pete McMahan at the MO State Fair 1996

Pete McMahan jamming with Matt (fiddle) and Allen Wyatt (guitar) before the State Championship at the Missouri State Fair in August of 1996 at Sedalia, Missouri. (Courtesy Allen Wyatt)

Pete on stage at the 1986 Missouri State Fair with Kenny Applebee and Matt Wyatt playing guitar.

Pete McMahan at the Missouri State Fair 1996

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