Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fiddlin Arkansas on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour

Hello again!  

Some of you may be familiar with the nationally acclaimed radio program, Woodsong's Old-Time Radio Hour.  The Kentucky based program is coming to Conway, Arkansas this Saturday, March 31 featuring some of Arkansas' finest roots musicians.  The show can be viewed live or streaming online the night of the show.  

The show will feature Arkansas Acoustic Roots Band Champion, Blue Rain Bluegrass Band, Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Featured Judge, Tim Crouch and Arkansas Master PeeWee Fiddle Champion and Arkansas Master Jr Jr Fiddle Champion, River Lee.  The Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championships are held each October at Wildwood Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.  

To purchase tickets to the event, visit http://www.kuar.org/insidekuar/51466-woodsongs-to-showcase-arkansas-grassroots-musicians.html.

To learn more about Fiddlin Arkansas and find out about events near you, visit www.fiddlinarkansas.com.  If you are interested in learning fiddle, love good fiddle music, or would just like to say hello, please email jonathan@fiddlinarkansas.com.  I can't wait to hear from you!  


 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Master Fiddler Series to feature Rhonda Vincent's former fiddle player


Hello from Fiddlin Arkansas!  The beautiful spring weather we've been having up in Fayetteville has me itching for fiddle tunes and bluegrass.  
You may notice there is a new logo for The Master Fiddler Series.  The logo was designed by Aarun Carter who just happens to be a National Champion Fiddler, herself!  There is also a new logo for Fiddlin Arkansas to be released soon.  Did you know you can vote on your favorite?  The Fiddlin Arkansas Official Logo Decision lasts until March 21, so there is still time to cast your vote.  Click on the image below and you will be directed to the Facebook event page and instructed on how to vote.  

Did you know there is a Master Fiddler Series coming up in April?  There will be plenty of jamming, workshoping, private time and even a special performance featuring Rhonda Vincent's former fiddle player, Junior Marriott.  Junior is as comfortable playing hot bluegrass and swing as he is playing old Missouri square dance tunes and Texas-style fiddle tunes.  Junior is also known for his ability to explain good fiddling.  He is a clear communicator and I can tell you that I feel like I can play the fiddle after he explains it and I don't even play the fiddle!  Here's a snapshot of what will be happening the weekend of April 6-7 (for more details, follow the links by clicking on the date):
Friday, April 6:
An Intimate Evening of acoustic roots music with Junior Marriott and Jonathan Trawick
Doors Open at 6:30 PM; Show at 7:00 PM
The Royal Theatre
111 South Market
Benton, AR
$8 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors

Saturday, April 7:
Workshops All Day

Private Lessons available - To schedule, contact Sarah Clayton at 501.773.9723
Click here to learn more about the featured artists.

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the Master Fiddler Series in April, or if you know someone who is, feel free to contact me by email at jonathan@fiddlinarkansas.com.  You may also contact Sarah Clayton at Saline County Arts by phone 501.773.9723 or Casey Penn at 501.454.2747.  Sarah and Casey have worked hard to bring this opportunity to you as part of the Saline Jams presented by Saline County Arts Project.  
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