2016 Oregon State Fiddle Champion, Aarun Carter will perform with her duo, Aarun & Jonathan on Friday, April 15 at Blast Burger in Lake Oswego. The Oregon State Fiddle Championships are held every year in Salem, OR. This is her first time to claim the title. Come hear a true gem of a fiddler sing and perform bluegrass hits, regional fiddle tunes, western swing and some of her own originals.
Aarun & Jonathan are a musical match made in heaven. Known for his smooth, clear voice and authentic phrasing, Jonathan “JT” Trawick continues a rich tradition of singing from deep within the Ozark hills. Just as well versed in western swing as bluegrass and folk, JT has a story for just about everybody. As an in-demand rhythm guitarist at fiddle contests across the United States, Jonathan met Aarun and backed her when she won her Young Adult National Fiddle Championship title. Already a heavily decorated fiddler, Aarun made an early mark in the fiddle contest world claiming 5 Colorado State Fiddle Championships, Arkansas State Traditional Champion and Top 10 at the Grand Master Fiddle Championships. Just this year, Aarun was crowned 2016 Oregon State Fiddle Champion and 2016 Spirit of the West Champion. In 2013, Aarun & Jonathan were hand-picked to record Volume 1 of the Deep End Sessions, a widely acclaimed project lauded by both the Los Angeles Times and The Huffington Post. Volume 1 was released in May 2014 and voted a Top 5 Album of the year by Northwest Music Scene. In October 2015, Aarun & Jonathan released Ida Red, a cover of the Bob Wills classic with their western swing dance band, Well Swung. The recording was voted Top 5 in the Western Swing Song category by the Academy of Western Artists. Quickly becoming known for their tight harmonies and expert performances of classics, Aarun & Jonathan carry the flame of authenticity into the future.