Old West Fiddlin’ in the Columbia Gorge 

Descended from a family that brought their square dance fiddlin from Colorado to the Spokane, WA area for logging jobs, today’s guest continues a family tradition that goes back at least 3 generations. She plays a lot of tunes familiar…

California Gold 

Fiddle contests can be a strange world to navigate to the average listener. Young hot shot fiddlers come and go, making their mark and disappearing for other pursuits once they win the titles they were after. Years of lessons from…

Cross Country Tunes 

Remember a few episodes back when we heard about a couple fiddlers from a-cross the country who changed the fiddle scene in the Pacific Northwest? Today, we come full circle and hear from an old friend who has been fiddling…

A Midwest Connection 

Reminiscing on midwest tunes became a theme as we hear the story of a Kirkwood, Missouri fiddle icon from a local who moved half-way across the country before she learned of her accomplished neighbour.. We also hear a little bit…

Play It, You’re a Wickam! 

This week, Vi Wickam joins us from his home in Colorado..yea, they got Squatch sightings in Colorado.. Anyway, Vi is a Colorado fiddler who has been entertaining for years and music runs deep in his family. We also hear a…

Jammin’ at JT’s 

Back by popular demand...another porch session! The weather in Portland has been too amazing to pass up the opportunity and y’all seem to love the vibe as much as we do, so here is another porch jam. This time it…

An Oregon Fiddle Phenom 

What is Oregon fiddle tradition? This guy grew up immersed in the diverse fiddle scene available in the Pacific Northwest. A standout talent, Kian Dye has performed with local legends from Chick Rose to Larry Wilder and everyone in between…

Pickin’ on the Porch with Annie 

Who knew Rod Stewart had a whole room for model trains? I guess if you worked for him, you would know.. Her music is known up and down the West Coast, but she lives right here in Portland. You may…

A Change in Pacific Northwest Fiddling 

This fiddlin’ lawyer from Spokane reveals all from the early days of the National Fiddle Championships in Weiser, Idaho. At 7, he won the accompanist division. In his 20’s, he saved a handful of farm workers from drowning after missing…

A Coast to Coast Jam: United by Fiddling 

These two fiddlers grew up on completely opposite ends of the United States. Lilly is from Sarasota, Florida on the Gulf Coast while Andy was born in Salem, Oregon, grew up in Pendleton, Oregon and now lives in Portland, Oregon…

From Olympic Peninsula Tradition to Demolition Derby Country 

Apparently, traditional American fiddling can be found even in the far reaches of the Olympic Peninsula.. There is even a contingent of Celtic fiddlers in the area and this Squim, Washington native learned from all of them. Michael Cullinan now…