The Fiddle Sessions Jazz Violin Project: Go Tell Aunt Rhody – #10 Paul Anastasio
by Paul Anastasio
about the improvisor
Initially classically trained, Paul Anastasio soon began exploring the worlds of bluegrass and fiddle music. In the mid-1970s Paul studied and performed with Joe Venuti. Begining in 1978, Paul toured with Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, Larry Gatlin, Loretta Lynn and many others.
Paul is the owner of a small CD label, Swing Cat, writes a regular column for Fiddler Magazine and also teaches privately. He has made thirty trips to southern Mexico, recording and studying a beautiful local fiddle style.