For more than four decades, Howard Marshall has been devoted to conserving, studying, and carrying on traditional fiddle music. A member of a pioneer Randolph County family and a retired University of Missouri professor of art history, Marshall has played fiddle since the late 1960s. He notes that there has been a fiddler in every generation of his family since at least 1830. Marshall’s performances focus on music he inherited from master old-time fiddlers and mentors such as Art Galbraith, Taylor McBaine, Pete McMahan, and Nile Wilson. Marshall also writes about the history of fiddling, produces CDs by Missouri fiddlers, and recently reissued a book and double CD called “Now That’s a Good Tune:” Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling. Marshall performs regularly at square dances, festivals, fiddler’s contests, and other venues. He is available for concerts, master classes, and school programs.
Basic PA system (depending on venue), covered stage