A young friend of mine named Roger had a nice little racket going. He’d enter the old time fiddle competition at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, take second or third place, and go home with a shiny new fiddle. This year he goofed and took first. It will be five years before he can enter the fiddle competition again.1 Perhaps he’ll start collecting mandolins.
The first tune Roger played in the first round of the competition, featuring Roger’s right foot on percussion:
Update: all the tunes, with much better sound than in the contest barn.
(Video by Mike Black.)