Friday June 22 2012
from around the country
they rosin up that bow and step into the spotlight
champions, virtuosos, sensations, prodigies
fantastical fiddlers, masterful musicians
fast and furious fingers fly
waltzing down the neck
reeling across the strings
toes up hoe down
polka, mazurka, bluegrass
If you've never been to the Weiser, Idaho's National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest, you're missing something phenomenal.
The way the fingers fly across the frets and strings - that just ain't right. It's beyond incredible. Dang it's good!
(this gal was my pick of the Young Adults - I think she finished 3rd)
last year's Grand National Champion Katrina Nicolayeff warming up