VOCALS & STRINGS
ENSEMBLE LEADER & COMPOSER
ACCOMPANIST FOR SINGERS & BANDS
TRADITIONAL & ORIGINAL MELODIES
VIOLIN / FIDDLE / VIOLA
Waltzes and gentle folk melodies, as well as lively Celtic, Old-time/Southern, French Canadian, and Scandinavian fiddle tunes for all types of events. Original compositions add a unique wealth of material, in a traditional style.
I'm sensitive and experienced at playing music for theater productions, and can find the right sorts of tunes for a particular time and place.
My fiddle has a pleasant, clear tone, so it can fit into a calm atmosphere; or if the occasion calls for it, the fiddle can carry rollicking dance tunes over a long distance. My viola has a rich, colorful tone and cello-like projection.
I sing a cappella and also accompany myself on guitar.
I can sight-read sheet music and also learn by ear, and am very comfortable improvising.
I've performed and recorded tracks with singers and bands backing up their vocals, and enjoy doing that very much.
My original fiddle tunes can be licensed with a contract for recording and other media projects
Hope & Putnam Smith playing Hope's new old-time composition "Bed of Coals"
Hope & Putnam Smith playing Hope's new composition
Concerts of country duet singing and backup fiddling
Live CD & performances of Maine dance tune compositions
Parent-child creative folk dance with live music
Press kit & photos:
Online lesson inquiry form
With Putnam Smith, "Fly Around"
Fiddling for a contra dance at Colby College
Improvising backup for "Barbara Allen" at the Mutineers' CD release concert.
A sampling of my professional music experience since 2001
Photo by Ron St. Jean
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