Fiddler Gretchen Koehler & Guitarist Barb Heller

Fiddler Gretchen Koehler & Guitarist Barb Heller

 
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Best known for her role as on-air host for North Country Public Radio in Canton, Barb Heller has been on the radio since 1989 in northern New York, and as a host for Folk Alley.com, an online music service, since 2005. She’s also a guitarist/songwriter with five albums to her credit, and has taught hundreds of teens and adults how to play fingerstyle guitar.  Workshops, family sing-alongs, and campfire entertaining are all part of her repertoire. Heller's songs are often about people and life in the north country, with universal appeal to audiences of all ages.  

 
 
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Growing up in the heart of New England, Gretchen Koehler is a fiddler with an atlas of musical styles at her fingertips including Irish, French Canadian and Old Time. As a teen, she was a standout in the US/Canadian contest circuit for which Time Magazine labeled Koehler "astonishingly good." In 2012, she was inducted into the Fiddlers' Hall of Fame and honored with a Heritage Award from Traditional Arts in Upstate New York [TAUNY]. When not performing, she passes on the tradition in her studio in Potsdam, NY where her "Madstop Fiddlers" fiddlers range from pre-schoolers to great-grandparents. www.gretchenkoehlermusic.com

Together Barb Heller & Gretchen Koehler are an engaging duo. Their waltzes, jigs, reels and songs tell charming stories, with and without words.