Tina Louise Barr and John Gwinner
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 12:00pm
Malvina Reynolds Room - Room #324
Come start your day at the SFFFF with Tina's high-energy, foot-stomping mix of old-timey, bluegrass, Celtic, and western swing music.
Tina Louise Barr is a virtuoso performer of the autoharp, a multi-stringed American instrument. From the central valley of California, Tina Louise has developed a signature style on the autoharp that combines concise, prominent melody with her own polyrhythmic accompaniment.
Tina Louise Barr performs and gives workshops across the U.S., and has placed in top awards in the International Autoharp Championship. She was invited to record in Nashville, TN on the Autoharp Legacy project, and was accompanied by session musicians Stuart Duncan and Dennis Crouch. She also has recorded with Michael Martin Murphey, as well as with the Black Irish Band.
Tina Louise is a charter staff member of the California Autoharp Gathering, and was invited to be a main performer for her third time at the Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering in Oregon. This year, Tina Louise Barr has been invited for her third time as a main performer at the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Pennsylvania. She is a recipient of the Modesto Area Music Association (MAMA) Award.
John Gwinner plays mandolin and also hosts an Americana program on Sundays at KCSS-FM . He hosted the Prairie Fires and Paper Moons folk and bluegrass program at KUOP-FM for eighteen years.