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RMFC Artists August 2-9, 2020

Pictures and brief bios, including links to personal websites, are included below the following list.

AG Shideler - Old Time Fiddle

Rushad Eggleston - Cello, Wild Stuff

David Greenberg - Cape Breton Fiddle

Greg & Jere Canote  - Old Time Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele

Sara Murphy - Bluegrass Fiddle

Adam Agee - Irish Fiddle

Rachel Baiman

Keith Barnhart – Advanced & Easy Guitar

Daniel Delaney - Cello

Steve Scott - Fun Stuff

Tina Gugeler - Hammered Dulcimer, Bodhran

Kyle Murphy - Mandolin, Beginning to Advanced

Ben Cohen Klezmer Fiddle, Piano

Arlene Patterson - Beginning Guitar, Fiddle

Christopher & Cosima Luther - Orchestra, Quartets

Pat Danscen - Dance Caller

Anna Grace Shideler - Old Time Fiddle

Anna Grace began coming to RMFC in her teens.  She was born and raised in Southwest Mississippi, where her mother helped to kindle in her and her siblings a love for playing, writing, and singing music. She began learning how to play the piano at age 2 and picked up the violin at age 5 and hasn’t put it down since.

Rushad Eggleston - Cello, Wild Stuff

RushadEgglestonRushad is an inventive cellist and composer. He was the first string player awarded a full scholarship to the Berklee college of music, and while still there he became their first active student ever to be nominated for a Grammy award! (with Fiddlers 4, including Bruce Molsky, Michael Doucet, and Darol Anger). Besides touring regularly with fiddler Darol Anger and neo bluegrass band Crooked Still, Rushad has been a guest with many famous artists including Mark O’Connor and Tim O’Brien. He has also played at many marvelous venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. In addition, Rushad has made frequent appearances on national radio (including A Prairie Home Companion), taught cello at workshops and camps, written the music to a film, and performed at summer festivals from Jacksonville to Seattle.

David Greenberg - Cape Breton Fiddle

For three decades, David has enjoyed a double career as a baroque violinist and Cape Breton fiddler. His fluency in these two genres makes him uniquely qualified to interpret the wild music of 18th-century Scotland. David has recorded more than 80 CDs, co-authored an influential treatise on Cape Breton fiddling, and has recently moved to Corvallis, Oregon.  Visit David's website.

Greg & Jere Canote - Old Time Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele

Greg and Jere Canote are identical twins whose music is all about having a good time. They do, you will. It’s steeped in vintage Americana — forgotten fiddle tunes, swing classics, and quirky novelty songs — but with their own twists (and a few of their brilliant original takes on the world around us). They’re fabulous musicians, moving effortlessly among fiddle, guitar, ukulele, and various hybrids, and their genetically-matched voices recall brother duets from the Blue Sky Boys to the Everlys.  Visit the Canotes' website.

Sara Murphy – Bluegrass Fiddle, Bluegrass Band Lab

Sara Murphy has been attending Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp since 2006. She started playing violin when she was 6.  She is an original member of The Bogglemuffins, the RMFC Bluegrass Band. 

Rachael Baiman - Fiddle

Baiman has been recording and touring internationally for the past 4 years with 10 String Symphony, and has played fiddle for numerous other artists including Kacey Musgraves and Winnipeg folk band Oh My Darling—“I find it hard to escape from the values that I grew up with, and I feel compelled to write politically, to speak out about things that I’ve experienced or seen. Songwriting is a unique opportunity to do that, because it avails a more emotional vehicle for discussion. I love the political tradition of folk music, from Woody Guthrie to Tupac, and my hope is that this record adds another voice to it.”  Visit Rachael's website.

Steve Scott - Fun Stuff

Steve is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has broad professional experience, including chamber/symphonic, Jazz and Dixieland, folk, and Celtic. He has performed at many Celtic, Jazz and folk festivals in the Northwest, and has numerous recordings to his credit, with his own bands and as a studio player. An experienced dance musician, Steve’s playing is driving and rhythmic, and he continues to expand the cello’s possibilities in traditional and folk music. Steve is highly regarded as a teacher, and has been named to several “Who’s Who” lists in education. Steve also brings with him over 25 years of pro bass experience with various bands and symphony orchestras, and has something to offer everyone.

Keith Barnhart – Advanced & Easy Guitar

Keith Barnhart received a Bachelor of Music in 2006 from the Lamont School of Music, his Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2015 with an emphasis in Historical Performance, and has just finished his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder.  An old friend of RMFC, Keith is eager to share his excellent teaching skills.  Visit Keith's website.

Daniel Delaney - Cello, Beginning to Advanced

Daniel Delaney  is a modern americana/jazz cellist, improvisor, and composer.  New to RMFC, he is sure be popular with cellists and aspiring cellists.  Visit Daniel's website.

Tina Gugeler - Hammered Dulcimer, Bohran

Tina has performed solo and in small combos with fiddle, guitar or piano, and in several Colorado contra dance bands.   Over the years, Tina has won many local and regional competitions, and in the years 2000 and 2015 she won the U.S. National Hammered Dulcimer Championship.  Visit Tina’s website.

Kyle Murphy – Mandolin, Bluegrass Band Lab

Kyle Murphy has been attending RMFC since 2006, during which he has played with The Bogglemuffins for four years.  Along with mandolin, Kyle is an accomplished fiddle and guitar player.  He specializes in bluegrass, old-time music, swing, and blues music.

Ben Cohen - Klezmer Fiddle, Piano

Ben Cohen is a versatile multi-instrumentalist. In addition to leading his own klezmer band, the Klez Dispensers (on accordion or simultaneous tenor banjo and bass), he plays electric bass and tuba for klezmer funk band Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe; banjo and mandolin for Rocky Mountain Jewgrass; and archlute, theorbo and harpsichord for baroque ensemble Semplice. He nonetheless keeps his day job as an appellate lawyer in Denver.  Here’s a video of Ben with Andy Stein from RMFC 2016.

Arlene Patterson - Beginning Guitar, Fiddle

From Glasgow, Scotland, Arlene is particularly interested in shetland fiddle music and story telling. She studied with Tom Anderson and spent time in the Shetland Islands. Arlene teaches violin/fiddle in her Longmont home studio and recently founded the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Club whose mission is to encourage the playing of authentic Scottish fiddle music in Colorado. Visit Arlene’s Website.

Patricia Danscen - Dance Caller

Patricia's clear and concise teaching and welcoming smile will engage both new and experienced dancers and keep them dancing all night long!  Patricia’s repertoire includes contras, squares, circles, and traditional reels.  She has called dances throughout Colorado and in several other states.

 

 

 

Cosima & Christopher Luther – Quartets, Orchestra

Co-founders of RMFC, C & C have been studying various fiddle styles, including Jazz, Swing, Celtic, & Bluegrass, for over 20 years. They have been performing as professionals since age 8. Classically trained, they graduated with their respective Masters degrees in violin performance at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Spring of 2008. Christopher earned his Doctoral degree (DMA) in viola at UT Austin in 2012.  He recently opened Luther Strings  music shop.  Visit Luther Strings.

Cosima is conducting several youth orchestras in Southern California as she continues a career as a conductor and freelance musician in Los Angeles. Overseas appearances include Europe and Asia. In 2007, Christopher produced and released his first CD, “Personality,” which includes Cosima on several tracks.  Here is a great video of Mark Luther talking about Raising Musical Children.