30-Minute Music Hour Ida Jo and the Show
Ida Jo updates bluegrass technique of fiddle "chopping" with a style all her own. Details
Program: 30-Minute Music Hour
Episode: Ida Jo and the Show
Madison-based Ida Jo began playing the violin as a seven-year-old in her hometown of Duluth. She took her classical training at UW-Madison and turned it on its head by updating an old mountain fiddle technique called "chopping," a percussive, intense style of playing. Her range is vast and aggressive and includes Texas swing as well as most Celtic genres.
Premiere Date: 01/29/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-G
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