Merna Lewis - The Barefoot Fiddler
By Amy Nicole Tangel
Stories of musicians and their struggles to keep the music alive during the pandemic are countless, but as the fog starts to lift, glimpses of hope are shining through and a fiddler player in Nashville is not only persevering in her career, she is carrying on a family legacy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fiddling flows in Merna Lewis’ blood. For the 35-year-old it just made sense to pick the same instrument that has been used by her aunt and grandmother in their large musical family. Recently, that choice led Lewis to play at the prestigious Grand Ole Opry House. ...
Play Fiddle Play, featured in the Winter 2002 edition of Fiddler Magazine - article about leading Aunt Bettie Freel’s legacy, written by Joe Carr. (Sold out Issue)
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Western Swing Fiddle, published in 2006. Mel Bay Teaching Method books, written by Joe Carr.
by Aleanna Siacon
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The three performance stages at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, downtown’s legendary 57-year-old honky-tonk hotbed, have been sufficiently scuffed by the boots of country music superstars....