Portraits In Fiddles

by Mike Barnett

"Portraits In Fiddles" started out as a commemoration of my time spent with six heavy, musical, personal and professional influences: Bobby Hicks, Bryan Sutton, Buddy Spicher, David Grisman, Jesse McReynolds, and Tony Trischka. I wanted to celebrate the virtuosity and originality of these musical pioneers who have developed their own sound and forged new ground, while still maintaining a deeply rooted reverence for tradition. I wrapped the concept in the tradition of twin fiddling and as the project evolved it became more of a family affair, bringing together another 16 of the most influential and skilled musicians of our time, including Stuart Duncan, Tim O'Brien, and others. The end result is more than I could've hoped for - a family portrait of sorts. Many thanks to everyone involved in this project, and to my family and friends who have encouraged and supported me along the way. - MIKE BARNETT

"Portraits In Fiddles" was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2018.

Mike released all original album "One Song Romance" in 2014 featuring Aoife O'Donovan, members of the Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, and others. Available for purchase online or through mike directly at mikefiddle@gmail.com Listen to "It'll Be Alright," "Change Her Mind," or "Hopped the Train to Hudson" on the home page.

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Mike with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder