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.



Santa Barbara Fiddlers' Convention

Oct 8, Goleta, CA 

Austin String Band Festival

Oct 14-16, Austin, TX

Private Event

Oct 22, Austin, TX

Old Mill Fest

Nov 4-5, Kennard, TX

Lawrence Barn Dance

Jan 20, Lawrence, KS

Gainsborough Festival
Feb 10-13, Gainsborough, UK

String Band Class
March 21-April 25, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

Walker Creek Music Camp

April 13-16, Marin County, CA

Greenleaf Old Time Music Festival

April 18-23, Braggs, OK

Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week

June 4-10, Mars Hill, NC

John C. Campbell Folk School

Nov 12-17 2023, Brasstown, NC