Brendan's love for the fiddle began at the tender age of four. Inspired by his older brothers, all excellent fiddlers (Chris, Rudi and Justin), Brendan learned to play by ear. From age five through thirteen, Brendan brought home a first place trophy every year from the Oregon State Fiddle Contest. Then he really got in to the 'swing' of things, strongly influenced by the sound of western swing fiddle player Johnny Gimble. Like his brothers, Brendan plays a variety of instruments, but is best known for his dazzling fiddle playing and Marty Robbins style plectrum guitar picking. His strong improvisational skills guarantee that no song is ever played twice the same way. Brendan's fine tenor voice is a bonus on this mostly instrumental collection of old swing tunes, which also includes a gospel medley and an old time fiddle medley. Brendan teaches fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, and is the director of the annual Booher Family Music Camp in Central Oregon (www.boohermusiccamp.com). Brendan currently lives in Redmond, Oregon.
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