Mike Barnett is a phenomenal fiddler he has worked hard for 13 plus years to develope as a player. Herein he displays a style of playing called chopping.
I know I mis-spelled his name in the clip hey it was late and my editor had gone to bed! (I know dumb! sorry Mike!)
Unfortunately the mics were readjusted in mid stream since we had not had time to go over or be really clued into what the players were doing once adjusted the fiddle dominated until the last third but hey this is community radio on the fly / with this volunteer host (yours truly) wearing several hats all the while with my jaw on he floor watching mike play/chop and sing.
The Program director and two community members who were shadowing me doing the show burst out in spontaneous applause. The Program Director said with the hundred or so guests he'd witnessed play on the show that he couldn't help but applaud and that was a first.
He is a member of several bands
Check out his myspace for more tunage;
Oh yeah he graduates from High School next week!