• A. Trae McMaken

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Resurrection, Springtime, and a Playlist

Well, by my counts, it is officially Spring! Happy Easter to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! If it weren't for Jesus' sacrifice and resurrection, verified in my life through healings and freedom, I would probably not be getting to share my music, stories, and life with you all.  Thank You, Jesus, for giving me freedom, joy, and so much peace! He is risen! He's alive! And with Him I live!

There is now a YouTube Playlist of videos of my favorite videos of me playing music.  To go to the whole playlist to select from the videos, go here:


Or if you'd rather watch them all in a row, click below. 

Some reviews from the beginning of 2013.

Folks! The schedule for 2013 is getting longer and will get a lot longer still. Make sure to send me an e-mail with any dates you want to reserve for your events. Below are some recent reviews.

"Trae McMaken offers his audience a virtuoso performance on fiddle and guitar as well as drawing them into stories that entertain and challenge. Everything about his performance pleases, but watching and listening to his fiddling is the greatest delight. He has our highest recommendation."

First Broad Street UMC, Kingsport, Tennessee - Wednesday Nighter on Jan 9, 2013.

"Communication prior to the performance is a strength since Trae quickly responded to all emails. He arrived early for the performance and stayed late in order to talk with attendees. The performance was excellent."

Netherland Inn/Exchange Place Association Annual Meeting, 2013.

Trae McMaken on the PBS television concert series, Song of the Mountains with the ETSU Old Time Pride Band

Last year, I performed with the ETSU Old Time Pride Band on PBS and it finally aired. Here's a video of me singing the old classic, "Rovin' Gambler."