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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 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…

An Old Fashioned Jam 

JT sits down for a good old-fashioned jam session with two of his favorite past guests Andy Emert from Episode 3 (A Tune of Andy’s) and Doug Fleener from Episode 5 (Kentucky Sour Mash Moves West). The fellas play tunes…

A Portland, Oregon Sound 

Another Bay Area native moves to Portland and turns into an internationally touring fiddle player..There must be something in the water up here! With a multitude of musical influences and a deep rootedness into the Portland local original music scene…

Fiddling is a Big Deal in Northeast Washington 

A Northeast Washington fiddle bubble exists and this guy grew up in it. Known by just about everyone in the Pacific Northwest fiddle scene and in pockets across the country, Gary Schuh has friends everywhere, and it’s all because of…

Not Every Idaho Spud’s a Dud 

Sit back and enjoy the fiddling of 3 time Grand National Champ, Luke Price. Originally from Idaho, but loved even in Texas, this guy is rooted and original. His wife Rachael also joins us on tenor guitar and even sings…

The Golden Spike 

How does a Utah fiddler connect with an Oklahoma fiddle legend? Hear this story and more as we chat with Ogden, UT native, Jeanine Orme and learn how her heroes are not so different from mine. I can count on…

A Modern Day Banjo Slinger 

Today we take a slightly different angle with special guest, Austin Quattlebaum. A modern day troubadour rooted in American culture and music. His banjo playing and songwriting has been heard all over the world and today, he shares it with…

JT & Friends 

Old Ozark melodies, haunting originals and terrifying tales will grace your ear in this one. 3rd generation Ozark musician and normally your Fiddle Me This host, JT Trawick pulls his fiddle off the wall for this one. Backed by his…

Who’s Your Favorite Dead Fiddler? 

SPECIAL EPISODE: When Dan Levenson started talking about his favorite dead fiddlers back in the first episode (Bare Naked Banjo Man Plays Fiddle Too), we knew we had the perfect theme for a Halloween Special. Since then, every guest has…

Not All Who Wander From California Get Found In Oregon 

How did an Oregon tradition change the life of a native Californian and provide lifelong inspiration? Tune up and join in as we hear from two longtime Oregonians, both originally from California. Now partnered, the duo continue the tradition of…

Swedish Delight 

Another Pacific Northwest native shares her tunes and tales with us. Does reverse-psychology really work? What does Sweden have to do with the local fiddle flavor? Why is Orange Blossom Special so bad? Did we mention our guest today is…

Kentucky Sour Mash Moves West 

From the self-proclaimed fiddle capital of the world, Leitchfield, Kentucky, Doug Fleener chats hometown heroes and influences from places far away like Texas and Washington. Just why, exactly, did Doug wind up all the way in Oregon and what is…

From the Gulf Coast to the West Coast 

Tunes, tunes and more tunes..sometimes when you haven’t seen your friend in a while, you just want to pick. Thats what happened today. Recorded while wildfires burned just south of Portland and threatened our city, it just felt good to…

Big Montana Man Plays A Little Fiddle 

Isaac & Louise Callender know a ton of tunes and have absorbed so much music, but they never really left their roots. You can hear it in their playing. We get a real taste of northwest Montana and southwest Canada…