Barbara Lamb (#403)

Eclectic selections from a top-flight fiddler.

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Trying to put a label on the music of fiddle player Barbara Lamb is next to impossible. According to Acoustic Musician magazine, “Babs’ playing is tough, fancy and appealing.... Flashy, hard-driving and eclectic, her style has been called ‘chrome on the range,’ an upbeat repertoire that roams from rockabilly and bluegrass to country and Cajun, from retro-jazz and Western swing to neo-traditional roots music.”

Lamb shows off her wide-ranging musical styles on this edition of Jubilee, recorded at the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY.

Lamb has also appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and The Grand Ole Opry and has performed with Lyle Lovett, Riders in the Sky, and Asleep at the Wheel. She won old-time fiddle championships as a teenager and has earned awards in country, pop, and folk music.