Concert with Calvin Volrath
Calvin is a pleasure to watch on stage, his love for music is contagious and he can bring an audience to their feet. As one lady said after a Calvin Vollrath performance, “If I don’t go to heaven when I die, I’ve been there tonight” and another remarked “If you can’t dance to that, you better check your pulse”.
I completely agree with that having seen Calvin three times.
Calvin’s love for music began at an early age. Calvin was raised on the Don Messer’s Jubilee and at the age of 8, received his first fiddle. Calvin entered his first fiddle contest and at the age of 17, he was already winning the Championship class. Calvin was twice crowned the Grand North American Old Tyme Fiddle Champion.
Calvin is a musical prodigy. To date, he has composed near 800 tunes, many of which have become standard contest and dance tunes across North America & Europe. His influence in the fiddle world is very evident. He has to his credit, 72 of his own albums, numerous music books of his original compositions and an instructional DVD. Calvin was commissioned to compose 5 fiddle tunes for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Opening Ceremonies to represent the various styles of fiddling our country has to offer east & west end of town.
Calvin will be joined by Jeremy Ruso on accordion.