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Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell Join 2017 Fiddle Tunes

Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell Join 2017 Fiddle Tunes

We are thrilled to announce that Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell have joined the artist faculty for 2017 Fiddle Tunes! The duo will be leading a Southern Old Time music band lab. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is best known as the frontwoman of African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, whose 2010 album Genuine Negro

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Fire of Tierra Caliente Coming to Fiddle Tunes

The great violinist Juan Reynoso made many powerful visits to Fiddle Tunes, beginning in the late 90s, and a direct result of his influence is the group Fire of Tierra Caliente. They will present Don Juan’s music (and other Calentano fiddlers) at the 2017 gathering. The group came together by the passion of Paul Anastasio, violinist,

Artists-in-Residence Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle, Perform Feb. 9

Anna Roberts-Gevalt, a past Fiddle Tunes Festival faculty member, and Elizabeth LaPrelle, a past Voice Works faculty member, are returning to Centrum to be Artists-in-Residence for a week. During their residency, they will perform a concert on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. Rainshadow Recording Studio, located on the west side of Building 315

Fiddler Richard Bowman Coming to Fiddle Tunes in 2017

Champion old-time fiddler Richard Bowman will be part of the artist/faculty for the 2017 Fiddle Tunes Workshop at Centrum. Born into a well-known musical family from Patrick County Virginia, Richard was the youngest of 8 kids. His mom and dad played the autoharp, and his dad also played some clawhammer banjo. The first fiddle he

Cajun Legend Doug Kershaw Joins 2017 Fiddle Tunes

Whose song was the first song broadcast back to the Earth from the Moon? Why that would be Doug Kershaw’s song. But that’s only a tiny part of this “Ragin’ Cajun’s” story. Participants at the 2017 Fiddle Tunes Workshop will get the full story in July, as Doug has agreed to make the trip from Louisiana to