Big Muddy Folk Festival
Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
There was a time in the ‘60s and ‘70s when anyone wanting to learn rural southern music relied on the recordings of the New Lost City Ramblers. Tracy’s masterful fiddling, soulful singing and his interest in Cajun music have earned him three Grammy nominations. The Washington Post said you could “smell the wood smoke” in Tracy's music. Ginny and Tracy have appeared in concerts and festivals throughout the United States, Canada and England, and they teach southern traditional singing in several camps. Their music is both authentic to their culture and straight from the heart. This time they are joined by guitarist Debra Clifford, whose fine backup playing lets Tracy feature his fiddling more.