Char Fiddle

Fiddle & Vocals

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Click on Project Titles for YouTube playlists.

Mood Swing
Dustbowl dance music: Western swing and jazz classics with the rich harmonies of twin fiddles and voices

We are Bill Arnold (bass), Charletta Erb (fiddle), Seth Oster (guitar), Steve Welborn (guitar and steel) and Gordon Roberts (fiddle).

Mood Swing won first place in band competition at
Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest 2019!
See the winning performance on YouTube.

Cameron Schubert
Neo Celtic Pagan Folk on Cello, Fiddle, Harp and Vocals

Jasper Ridge
Bluegrass and Country

Jasper Ridge is Craig Andrews (guitar and slide), Charletta Erb (fiddle),
John Adams (guitar) and JD Dickenson (banjo)

Christmas Tunes

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In the Bleak Midwinter, and a number of other favorite Christmas & Advent tunes performed by Charletta Erb on Fiddle, & Ray Magee on Guitar.

Group Lessons Winter/Spring 2014

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Group Lessons Winter/Spring 2014

Join me this winter and spring for a great variety of tunes
from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas!

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Char’s Music Bio

Charletta began violin lessons on a cereal box at age 5, inspired by some kids playing on Sesame Street. An earnest classical student, she learned songs both by reading and sound.  In group lessons, she studied old time music though childhood, and performed on the back of a truck bed at local fall festivals, summer camps, church, nursing homes, and in Iowa State junior honors orchestra. By high school, she took on classical guitar instruction, played first chair in orchestra, and practiced for choir while running with the cross country team (think lung expansion). In college, she favored folk music settings: Old Time jam sessions at farmer’s market, square dances, twin fiddling improvisational ecstasy, and a bluegrass band. Living a few years in London, UK, she enjoyed pub sessions with English, Irish tunes and banter. These days, you’ll find her at Old Time Fiddlers jam sessions in Oak View, California. The State Old Time Fiddlers Association just awarded her 1st place in the young adult division. When she’s not fiddling around, she works in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Ojai as a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.