with my fiddle

A kind student of mine took this violin to the shop and asked what they thought. 'Only a fiddler would want this' they told him, convincing him that another instrument better suited his classical tendencies. In his infinite compassion, Michael then gave me this violin as a way of saying thank you for my guidance as a teacher. Every time I try it in the studio on a 'folk' record, it always sounds better and more soulful than my other more 'high end' violin. Sometimes life does work out!