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art and music

Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains are both fiddlers, guitar-players, and singers who preserve and build upon the traditions of their home states of Texas and Kansas. The husband and wife duo are known for their distinct twin fiddling and close-knit vocal harmony. Both multi-instrumentalists, they are steeped in family musical tradition and are dedicated to the preservation, performance, and sharing of old time music. They are also both artists, Howard in watercolor and Tricia in pen and ink, and their artwork weaves in closely with their music.



Festival of Texas Fiddling

Dec 2, Blanco, TX

Oddball Hoedown with Halfsider

Dec 16, Kansas City, MO

Cross Currents Barn Dance

Dec 23, Kansas City, MO


Folk Alliance

February 21-25, Kansas City, MO

String Band Class at the Lawrence Arts Center

March 18-April 26, Lawrence, KS

Old Pal

March 21-23, Palestine, TX

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music

April 26, Newark, DE

Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week

June 9-15, Mars Hill, NC

JM Collingwood Barn
November 2, Pretty Prairie, KS

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