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My son the fiddler

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm the member, but it's my son who fiddles. I post here with his videos and audiofiles and the occasional query. I can't take credit for any of the talent! (But I have developed a personal interest in old-time music and tune history.)

Roger is 19 years old as of May 2015. He started by playing violin in grade school, and taught himself to fiddle at age 11. He  learned pretty much everything he knows by listening (to live players or recordings) and jamming. He found the local old-time community early on, and people here have been really helpful and supportive. He played his first contra dance at age 12 and fronted his first string band (all adults in their 50s and 60s) at 13. Now he plays regularly with a wide variety of folks for dances, festivals, and other events, both here in Missouri and out of state. He's become a regular at Clifftop, Battleground, Winfield, and other festivals where there's jamming to be had. He discusses music theory (mostly jazz, but some old-time too) at a blog at .

 (updated April 2015)


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Durang's Hornpipe - Roger Netherton with Hunter, Rachel, Alex - Clifftop 2018

Fire On the Mountain - Roger Netherton, Rachel Eddy, Hunter Walker, Alex - Clifftop 2018

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Roger Netherton on solo fiddle as Sarah Kaiser calls a contra dance

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Gender: Female
Age: 64

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A Subaru Outback and a Canon Powershot.

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Proud mom to a young fiddle player. Trying to keep half a step ahead of him so he can get the contacts and knowledge that will help him do what he wants with his fiddle!

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