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Rayna Gellert is Susie's personal favorite fiddler. Rayna is the Queen of Crosstune, and rocks an Old Time tune like no other. Rayna wrote the Swannanoa Waltz, a tune our jam members insisted on learning. She's a member of the popular Uncle Earl and is the daughter of Old Time fiddler Dan Gellert.

James Bryan has been playing the fiddle since the age of eleven. From Boaz, AL, James won the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddle contest at ages 16 and 19. He's well-known for his unique Southern style fiddling, his interpretation of traditional fiddle tunes and as an avid tune collector. James teaches old time fiddle at many camps including Mars Hill, Swannanoa, and Port Townsend. He performs with his daughter Rachel on guitar and mandolin, and has graced the Pegram Jam with his presence.

Other Cool Resources

FiddleTunes of the Old Frontier is The Library of Congress' collection of the music of fiddler Henry Reed which includes original field recordings collected by Alan Jabbour, many performed regularly by Alan today.

Appalachian Journey If you have broadband, we recommend viewing this great piece of American video journalism, along with Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old. These are heartwarming illustrations of people like us, musicians who play for the love of a good tune and the folks they touch.