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Barbara Lamb

Fiddler Barbara Lamb has had an illustrious career as a solo performer, band leader, composer, teacher, producer and musical diplomat for the US State Department. While a teenager she won state and regional fiddling contests and placed in the Top Ten at the National Old-time Fiddle Contest. She was famed fiddler Mark O’Connor’s first fiddle teacher when she was fourteen. 

She has recorded eleven solo and band albums (CDs) for Sugar Hill Records and her own label, Lots of Coffee Records. She accompanied best selling author Robert Fulghum (All I Need
To Know I Learned In Kindergarten) on his Literacy Tour which included Carnegie Hall in NYC. 

Barbara has traveled the world in every possible fiddling context.

What about the bluegrass?
“I heard my first live bluegrass band when I was 12. I had heard Flatt & Scruggs on records before then and fell in love with the sound of Earl’s banjo on the song Rockabye My Saro Jane.
When I heard that music played live I really didn’t care anymore if I did anything else in life other than learn how to be a bluegrass fiddler.

Decades later I can say that I have played bluegrass for most of my life, more than 40 years. I have worked with some famous folks and some less famous folks including (name drops coming) Tony Rice, Herb Pedersen, Chris Hillman, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, John Cowan, Scott Vestal, Tony Trischka, Mike Bub and Dave Parmley to name a handful.”


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