• A. Trae McMaken

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New Web Project: Border Fiddle

I'm happy to announce a new website project: Border Fiddle

This is a website where I will be playing tunes from Michigan's fiddle repertoire and posting them online with short explanations on their origins. Please check it out. Click the picture, follow the link above, or find the link in the menu at the top of the page.

New Album in Progress

Happy to announce that my new album project is underway. My goal is to record fun and moving music, and I'm feeling great about the tracks I've already been able to record. A couple friends and I got some beautiful music flowing the other night. I have no release date yet, but the idea of the project is to involve quite a number of different people from different locations and keep it down to the earth as much as possible with some laughing and fiddling. 

September Tour

Hello Folks,

The fall is starting and I'm gearing up for a short tour in a week or so. I will start out performing in Michigan for Marine City's Heritage Days. I look forward to this. I'll follow it up with 18th century music and history performances in Abingdon, Virginia, for the Call To Arms events for elementary schoolers. There are some other gigs in the future, so make sure to check out the schedule.

Check out an article on Heritage Days here:

http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2014/09/11/life/doc5411c4b799bdd425569564.txt