Playing Since: 1971
Experience Level: Just Startin'
Heinrich O. Heberlein (1923), old Amati copy, old Strad copy
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Last Visit 9/2/2014
I'm not much of a fiddle player, but love the instrument. I do play banjo, mandolin, guitar, and dobro, and could play back-up guitar to fiddle players all day and be happy. Around 1978 I entered a couple fiddle contests, and at the Santa Barbara (CA) Fiddle Contest I won the Henry David Thoreau Award for playing to a different beat. I then retired from competitive fiddling (or any musical competitions) but continued to play. I haven't played a fiddle on stage for 25 yars or so, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.
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