Fiddler, Singer, Teacher, and Ethnomusicologist

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Welcome

Old-Time Music from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest

Old-Time Music from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest

Old-Time Music from Wisconsin and the Upper MidwestOld-Time Music from Wisconsin and the Upper MidwestOld-Time Music from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest

Check out my latest music and upcoming events!

Bio

Jason Busniewski is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology and a longtime fiddler and singer.  While researching the history of Irish music in Wisconsin for his master’s thesis, Jason came across a unique, multi-ethnic tradition of Upper Midwestern old-time music, forged in lumber camps and farm communities as immigrants from across Europe traded tunes and playing styles with Native Americans and each other.  After over a decade of studying and playing this music, he has become one of its leading exponents, teaching and performing solo and with his trio, The Lakeside Ramblers.  As a recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions Fellowship, Jason is currently working on a book and recording of the music of Wisconsin old-time fiddler and accordionist, Otto Rindlisbacher.

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Upcoming Events

1/19/2020

Monthly Upper Midwestern Old-Time Jam

1pm - 3pm

The Little Red Store - 7720 Harwood Ave Wauwatosa, WI

Event Details

1/19/2020

Monthly Upper Midwestern Old-Time Jam

Come learn and play the music every month!

1pm - 3pm

The Little Red Store - 7720 Harwood Ave Wauwatosa, WI

2/15/2020

Monthly Upper Midwestern Old-Time Jam

1pm - 3pm

The Little Red Store - 7720 Harwood Ave Wauwatosa, WI

Event Details

2/15/2020

Monthly Upper Midwestern Old-Time Jam

Come learn and play the music every month!

1pm - 3pm

The Little Red Store - 7720 Harwood Ave Wauwatosa, WI

5/9/2020

Upper Midwest Folk Fiddle Fest

All day

Cannon Falls, MN

Event Details

5/9/2020

Upper Midwest Folk Fiddle Fest

Workshops and Performance

All day

Cannon Falls, MN

6/20/2020

Summer Solstice Celebration

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MI

6/20/2020

Summer Solstice Celebration

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MI

6/20/2020

Two Loons Restaurant

9:30pm - 11pm

Silver City, MI

6/20/2020

Two Loons Restaurant

9:30pm - 11pm

Silver City, MI

Some Solo Work

Listen to a Few Tracks from the Band

Contact

Drop me a line!

Jason Busniewski