Roy Pilgrim & Aviva Steigmeyer

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Friday, August 9 2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

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Roy Pilgrim is an old-time fiddler from the Fayetteville, Arkansas area. Roy grew up immersed in bluegrass and folk music and at the age of eight began playing guitar, banjo, and mandolin. In his late teens, Roy honed in his focus on the traditional fiddle music of the Ozarks. Roy has played square dances, farmer’s markets, festivals, concerts, and taught workshops across the country as part of the Fayetteville based stringband the Ozark Highballers. He is a past recipeint of the J Mulkey Kent Award, recognizing excellence in traditional Ozark fiddling. He is also a carpenter and operates a small logging and sawmill operation with his brother. Roy lives outside of West Fork, AR on a small homestead where he is raising a couple of pigs, a big garden, and a sorghum patch.

Aviva Steigmeyer is inspired by rural American folk arts of the early 20th century. After years of tinkering with instrument repair Aviva traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for an intensive apprenticeship in guitar building with Todd Cambio of Fraulini Guitar Company. In 2013, Aviva started building her own guitars under the name Preservation Guitar Company. Her music and art reflects an appreciation of the simple and the traditional while also exercising the freedom of individual creation and the beauty of imperfection.