Fiddlin’ Pete to open museum’s concert series

Fiddlin’ Pete to open museum’s concert seriesPopular musician “Fiddlin’ Pete” Watercott will perform in the Maturango Museum’s in the Sylvia Winslow Exhibit Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m., rather than on previously scheduled date, Sept. 27. The date was changed because of several conflicting major events in Ridge-crest. This will be the season opener for the museum’s annual concert series.

Pete will perform with his longtime friend and guitarist, Neil Gelvin. The show will feature original songs, traditional folk songs and western classics, with some hot fiddle tunes thrown in to spice things up. Pete and Neil performed in the concert series in October 2011 to a lively crowd.

Fiddlin’ Pete has been playing his own brand of high-energy, tradition-based, western folk music for more than 30 years. Picking the mandolin or guitar, singing original compositions or traditional favori-tes and, of course, sawing the fiddle, he has performed in concerts in communities all across America.

It was Pete’s love of the west and the people living here that led him to settle on the western rim of the Great Basin.

He has become a popular entertainer throughout California and Nevada, playing at festivals, county fairs, schools, churches, dance halls and ranch gatherings, as well as for the outfitters who pack stock into and around the Sierra Nevada wilderness.

Tickets are available in the museum store seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The price is $10 per adult and $5 per child 12 and younger.

Story First Published: 2013-09-18