Spencer & Rains

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  • Austin Invasion: Spencer & Rains

    This show was on May 28th, 2015 | 38 people watched
    2 Comments
    • May 28
    • May 29
      I enjoyed the concert immensely. Spencer and Rains are a terrific duo and love all of their performances. The broadcast was flawless. This technology is getting better and better.
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  • Midweek Peak: Spencer & Rains

    This show was on Oct 1st, 2014 | 40 people watched
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    • Oct 2
      Tricia Spencer and Howard Rains could not be more perfect together. Their love of Old Time music and playing together comes through even on this small screen venue. They are generous performers who share a lot about the tunes they play. Watching and listening to them is definitely time well spent!
    • Oct 2
      Once again a wonderful performance!!! Hope there'll be more!
    • Oct 2
      Great Tunes and songs. Can't wait for the upcoming CDs. Good synch on the video and audio once you dropped to lower quality video.
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Bio

Spencer & Rains play old time music. Tricia Spencer is a Kansas fiddler who grew up learning the tradition of old-time music from her Grandparents. At an early age, she was perched up on some stage tapping her foot to the beat of fiddles, banjos, mandolins and guitars. While growing up, her free time was spent traveling to festivals and fiddling contest throughout the Midwest and hanging... more

Spencer & Rains play old time music. Tricia Spencer is a Kansas fiddler who grew up learning the tradition of old-time music from her Grandparents. At an early age, she was perched up on some stage tapping her foot to the beat of fiddles, banjos, mandolins and guitars. While growing up, her free time was spent traveling to festivals and fiddling contest throughout the Midwest and hanging around listening and learning from Pete McMahan, Cyril Stinnet, Lymon Enloe, Dwight Lamb, Amos Chase, and Lucy Pierce. Tricia is multi-instrumentalist who has studied with some of the great masters in old-time and is highly sought after as a performer, dance fiddler, and instructor. Howard Rains is a native Texas artist and fiddler living in both Austin, TX and Lawrence, KS whose twin obsessions are painting and playing traditional American fiddle music. Howard plays rare, old tunes learned from friends, family and old recordings. His release “The Old Texas Fiddle” reintroduces listeners to the pre-contest styles of Texas fiddling. The New York Times has called Howard “an authority on old Texas-style fiddling.” As much known for his painting as his fiddling, Howard has painted many of great old time musicians, both living and gone.

Together, Spencer & Rains play old time fiddle tunes and sing old songs in the style of their home states while also exploring other American regional styles. Both multi-instrumentalists deeply absorbed in traditional music, Howard and Tricia preserve, present, and teach old time music while at the same time making it their own. Not only do they love to play dances, festivals, and house concerts, Spencer & Rains are sought after as instructors and love to teach old time music at camps, workshops, and private lessons. Have a listen and enjoy!

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