Here's a review from my first gig of summer tour so that folks know what to expect!
"I think sharing the historical and cultural information on this area was of great benefit. I especially enjoyed hearing the 'old' languages that began in the area. I applaud Trae McMaken for his expertise and ability to convey the rich heritage in an interesting and thought-provoking manner."
"Trae McMaken is a storyteller and fiddler extraordinaire. His linguistic and musical skills help to demonstrate a time in history that would be lost without his work. Thank you Trae for sharing the stories of the Yadkin Valley with Yadkin Riverkeeper."
-- Judi Rossabi, Yadkin Riverkeeper Family Fun Day at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, June 7, 2014
Spring is here and it's time to pull out some rare show tunes -- or at least it was as of last night at the Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee. I hope you enjoy the video.
This winter I embarked on an exciting fieldwork trip around Michigan interviewing some excellent fiddlers, both young and old (check out pictures on my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/traemcmaken ). Now, I'm once again preparing for an active summer of fiddling. My tour is shaping up to be a lot of fun. Check out the schedule!
Check out the video from Tuesday night's ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program's Faculty Concert.