We're very excited to present this finale concert for the Fiddle Roots Symposium organized by our good friend Cece Conway. Three original members of the Red Clay Ramblers return to their old haunt (Nightlight being at the original location of the Cat's Cradle, see above image) to headline this special show with other excellent guests. Check the schedule below and check the link above for ticket presales. And as always, please help spread the word. Thanks!!!
We'll start with a round robin of fiddlers:
7:00-7:20 - PETER WHITE - "Native American Roots & Spanish Influences on Fiddle." Peter teaches fiddle making at the University of New Mexico. In 1989 in Albuquerque, Peter’s fiddle shop had a shrine to NEA Heritage Fiddler Tommy Jarrell. He has a fascinating theory that New Mexico Native Americans, taught by Jesuits, may have been the first makers and players of the fiddle in this country.
7:20-7:30 - JON NEWLIN
7:30-8:10 - fiddle and banjo duo TATIANA HARGREAVES & JAKE BLOUNT. Their "Reparations" CD presents tunes from Black and Native American communities as stripped-down duets for banjo, fiddle, and voice. In 2016, Jake became the first African American to win in the traditional band category at Clifftop, WV and in 2009, Tatiana was the second woman to win the Clifftop Fiddle contest.
Then we'll take a brief intermission before the big finale.
8:30-10:00 - CRAVER HICKS WATSON & NEWBERRY featuring 3 original members of the RED CLAY RAMBLERS (piano player Mike Craver, fiddler Bill Hicks, Jim Watson on mandolin) and award winning songwriter Joe Newberry on banjo!!! Do not miss!!!
$20 / doors @ 6:30 / music @ 7:00 / seated show / all ages