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Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival - 05/04/13 - 05/05/13

I have no clue how to use this thing, either.

Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival
Cloverdale, CA

Fiddles get a bad rap.  The same grandmother who constantly told me to “stop fiddling around” also used the phrase “Oh, fiddlesticks!” as some form of cursing…probably those times when I refused to stop fiddling around.

Fact is, it’s a complicated instrument ignored by so many lazy youth who’d rather make fart noises into an autotune machine.  Luckily, the Cloverdale Historical Society works to preserve the fiddling culture and celebrates its heritage each year with a good ol’ fashioned fiddling contest. 

Competition is stiff, and the rules are clear: no performing under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  On the other hand, considering how difficult of an instrument this is to master, I’d actually like to see someone try…

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