Missouri Folk Arts Program: Apprentices' Fiddling Jam Session

Aug
07
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Where

University of Missouri–Columbia
Jesse Hall East Portico
801 Conley Avenue
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

University of Missouri–Columbia
Jesse Hall East Portico
801 Conley Avenue
Columbia, MO 65201

Fiddling is deeply rooted in Missouri history having first been brought to the state by its early French settlers. Joining Missouri's state symbols as its state musical instrument, the fiddle is as iconic as the bluebird or a white hawthorn blossom. During Together for '21 Fest, stop by and enjoy a lively jam session of fiddling apprentices playing on the Jesse Hall east portico on August 7.

Fiddler Ellen Gomez, an apprentice to the late Vesta Johnson, from St. Louis, Missouri, will lead the session, joined by fiddlers Pete Howard and Thomas Coriell with Nathan McAlister and Dave Landreth playing backup.