Sheryl McDonald Fiddles Hot Country Songs

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Fiddler of Hot Country Songs, Sheryl McDonald, special orders her microphone bag modeled after our shoulder rest bags in our " Violin Shop ". She sends photos with measurements of her needs, and we send her photos of our available fabrics. Ms. McDonald plays with Highway 60 - Hot Country -  "We play classic and newer country  tunes.  We’re a band of 8 - two singers, acoustic guitar, steel guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, bass and drums."

Ms. McDonald plays a 2003 Charles Horner Fiddle. If you have a fiddle tune you’d like

violin shop, gifts for violin players, gifts for musicians More Mic Measurements. Sheryl keeps Mic safe to play hot country songs.

transcribed into notes, she says to email her.  "If I can find an mp3 of the tune, chances are, I can write out the music notation." Her web site is at

1.  Violettes: You are a professional musician that uses a violin mic. You must be in a band? What kind of music do you perform and what groups are you in?
Sheryl:  Currently I’m playing with a classic country band.  I studied classical music in college, and have played in folk / bluegrass / country bands in addition to playing with symphonies.  I’m currently playing and singing backup with Southern Tradition – a country band based in Birchwood, TN.
2.  Violettes: How young did you start playing? Do you play other instruments or/and sing too? 
      Did you learn on the Suzuki method or...
Sheryl: I started playing violin when I was in 6th grade. I had started earlier playing piano and clarinet, and also sang in the school chorus.  I was taught the traditional method (not Suzuki). 
3.  Violettes: You live in Georgia. Is that where you are from? Is your family there. Have you lived anywhere else?
Sheryl: I was born in Madison TN (near Nashville). When I was five, we moved to Denver Colorado, then in High School, my  parents moved to the Washington DC area.  In high school, I was lucky to hang out with some old time fiddlers and learned fiddling  styles from them.
4.    Violettes: Do you have time for hobbies or other interests? What might they be?
Sheryl: Well, besides music (which is a job and a hobby), I do enjoy camping and outdoor sports.
5.    Violettes: What is your favorite music to listen to? Do you have any favorite bands or musicians?
Sheryl: I listen to a lot of music – lots of fiddling, and everything else: country, rock, pop, bluegrass, you name it!  Depending on what song I’ve heard lately, that becomes my new favorite music.
Sheryl invites us to her show -
If you’re ever in the Birchwood, Tennessee area on a Saturday, night, stop by the Birchwood Family Opry on Hwy 60 and come hear Southern Tradition. Shows start at 7 p.m.

Sheryl's band playing their hot country songs (lifted from You Tube).

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