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Guitar Heroes: Royce Franklin 

Royce Franklin is a legendary backup guitarist. Having learned at the knee of Omega Burden and his Dad, renowned fiddler, Major Franklin , Royce has spent a lifetime absorbing and creating what is referred to today as Texas style guitar backup. The video below, captured by Nonnie Orosco at a fiddle contest in Conroe, TX back in 2006 is wonderful footage of the master at work. On fiddle is Carl Hopkins, a legend in his own right. This video is of the accompanist division, in which, the guitar accompaniment,…

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Arkansas Tour Dates & Info 

Come see me in Arkansas May 10 - 13. Joining me on fiddle is northern California native, Alex Sharps. Alex just finished in the Top 3 of the Gone to Texas Fiddle Championships which is the toughest fiddle contest in the world. Details below: 


Fayetteville - May 10 
541 W Meadow St 
8 PM

Mountain View - May 11 
Ozark Folk Center 
1032 Park Ave 
2-3 PM Craft Village Stage 
3-4 PM Ozark Highlands Radio 
8-9 PM Main Auditorium Evening Performance 
Visit for tickets. 

Conway - May

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Filming Live this Sunday! 

You will not want to miss this show! Be a part of history as we film this moment, a clashing of titans, a meeting of giants, a squashing of ants... 

It has been many months since world renowned mandolinist Brian Oberlin left Portland for his home state of Michigan. Alas, he has returned for a handful of appearances in the Pacific Northwest and I am honored to have been asked to be a part of his residency at a Portland historic landmark, Al ’s Den. Underneath an old hotel and street level pub not too far…

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On Aarun... 

Today, as we celebrate women across the globe for International Women's Day, I would implore you to take a moment and listen to Aarun Carter fiddle and sing. After all, what a woman really wants is for someone to listen, really listen to them, isn't it?



This was recorded recently at a live show and has not been edited in any way. Our group, Aarun & Jonathan performs often in a duo setting and sometimes with a full band. If you like what you are hearing, give us a Like on Facebook. We may be coming to…

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