Bluegrass Fiddle: Charlie Walden began playing fiddle at age 11 when inspired by players in a fiddler’s contest at the Boone County Fair in his native Missouri. Since then he has won dozens of local fiddle contests as well as major championships in Missouri, Illinois and West Virginia. He has taught fiddling privately to dozens of players and has served as an instructor at the Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington. Charlie has toured with Josh Graves, of Flatt and Scruggs fame, and played festivals with the Bing Brothers in Ireland and Australia. In addition, he is an avid performer of traditional Bluegrass and “Hot” fiddle styles.