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Howard Rains
Howard is an artist and fiddler from Texas, now living in Lawrence, Kansas, whose twin obsessions are painting and playing traditional American fiddle music. He plays rare, old, traditional fiddle tunes learned from friends, family, and old recordings. The "New York Times" has called Howard “an authority on old Texas-style fiddling.” As much known for his painting as his fiddling, he has painted many of the great old-time musicians, both living and gone. He has reintroduced listeners to the pre-contest styles of Texas fiddling, and performs, teaches, and makes art with his wife, Tricia Spencer.

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