15 minutes | Feb 3rd 2021

Episode 1: Vivian Williams

The first episode highlights Vivian Williams, fiddler and co-founder of Northwest Folklife. Vivian is recognized as a master of Celtic, old-time, and bluegrass-style fiddling. She is also one of the very first folklorists of regional music through her recording company, Voyager Records. Alongside her late husband, Phil Williams, Vivian co-founded the Northwest Folklife Festival in 1971. Throughout the episode, audiences can hear recordings of Vivian playing from the newly digitized reel-to-reel recordings from the late 1970s and 1980s.
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