• A. Trae McMaken

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Summer tour!

Summer tour is going great and full of adventures. Check out the Facebook page for regular updates on our location and shows!

http://www.facebook.com/traemcmaken

Review from first gig of the summer tour!

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 Show Tunes! April is here.

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!