Red River Fiddlers Live
The Red River Fiddlers developed from a group of students and parents who were interested in learning old-time fiddle music and subsequently enrolled in a class with artist and director Julianna Waller. Julianna has been dedicated to passing on the tradition of old-time fiddling since the age of twelve when she began teaching. The Red River Fiddlers, based out of Bowling Green, Kentucky, perform feature concerts as well as private and special civic events. In addition to learning and performing authentic old-time fiddle tunes, students develop improvisational skills, musical creativity, fiddling technique, and style. The performers represent the best of today's youth and several fiddlers enjoy performing at regional fiddle contests. While committed to upholding the group's level of musical excellence through private lessons and practice, the fiddlers continue to be involved in academic endeavors, sports, school organizations, church, and social activities. The Red River Fiddlers are supported by hours of volunteer labor, donations from appreciative sponsors, and fees for performing. The fiddlers also continue to provide community service by means of music in and around their hometowns. Director, Julianna Waller Julianna Waller is a violinist, fiddler, composer, and author (Mel Bay). She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University. By age 16, she became a nationally honored fiddle champion recognized at the Fiddler's Hall of Fame. Julianna was featured in the winter 2001/2002 issue of Fiddler Magazine and her books Past the Print: Discovering Creative Improvisation for String Players and Sensible Scales Plus! Have received rave reviews from numerous musicians and such magazines as Bluegrass Unlimited and Strings. Julianna has appeared on numerous recordings including Clint Black's album, Nothin' but the Taillights and has toured with such artists as Brenda Lee, Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack and others. Her own releases include Daybreak and Energy Rising. As a testament to her versatility, she has performed on the stages of both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry within the same year. Her resume also includes concertmaster of both the Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra and the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, instructor of violin at Western Kentucky University and first teacher at the Bowling Green String Academy. Currently, she plays regularly with the Nashville Symphony, teaches privately and is director the Red River Fiddlers, and continues to compose and record with Energy Rising.