The Barefoot Fiddler

Violinist

(1 Review)5.0
Also Performs As: Wedding Musician, Cover Band, Function / Party Band, Wedding Band, Country & Western Band, String Trio, Trio, Duo, Jam Band, Acoustic Band, String Duo
Country: United States
Based In: Nashville, Tennessee
Performs: Regionwide
From: $150
I perform independently or as a duo, trio or full band for weddings, funerals, corporate parties, banquets, awards ceremonies, holiday gatherings, open houses, etc. My background is traditional fiddle and classical violin, & vocals. 25+ years professional experience.
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Description

Currently, I play regularly 5 days a week in country/rock music bands in the famous Honky Tonks on Broadway in Nashville. I am also called upon regularly for a variety of types of recording sessions; anywhere from country to bluegrass to rock and alternative styles. I am contracted independently as a solo, duo, trio or full band act for wedding ceremonies and receptions, cocktail parties, funerals, corporate parties, banquets, awards ceremonies, private celebrations, restaurant entertainment, open houses, and others.
My background is classical and traditional fiddle style playing as well a ...

Set-List

Willing to incorporate specific song requests at client’s request. Variety of cover songs new and old, top 40 country and alternative/rock/r&b, etc.

Biography

A Colorado native with a rich musical heritage, unprecedented passion, and dedication, Merna Lewis is a force behind the fiddle. Every melody born from years of trial by fire, education, and persistence. You don’t just listen to Merna play the fiddle; you FEEL her play the fiddle. Pieces of the Colorado mountain tops, the Texas plains, and the Nashville honky tonks are evident with every performance, and the brand of The Barefoot Fiddler is sawed into their fabric as well.
She’s been playing fiddle from the age of 7, and stands on the shoulders of the late Aunt Bettie Freel, well-known ...

Reviews     (1 Review)

The Barefoot Fiddler - Cover Band - Nashville, Tennessee Event Location: Nolensville, TN Event Type: Corporate and Private Events 4th December 2022
"Merna has played multiple events for me. She not only is so very creative, talented, and entertaining but is one of the most genuine and kind individuals I have ever met. I highly recommend Merna (both on vocals and fiddle) to ANYONE!"
Reviewed by: Casie Luna, Fowler Farms, Owner

Experience

Artist Tours:
Tanya Tucker (Fantasy Records), Trent Willmon (Columbia, Compadre - Producer, Songwriter), Chelsea Lena (Universal Music Publishing - Writer; Topliner, Vocal Producer), Billy Arnold (3D Records, Kari & Billy, Drury Outdoors Channel), Johnny Lee (Asylum, Warner Brothers, Curb), The Roys (Rural Rhythm), Dan Roberts (“Beaches of Cheyenne” - Green Hill, Heritage Music, Old Boots Music), Dave Alexander (and The Legends of Western Swing Band) (DAP), Derryl Perry (Lonesome Devil Records), Emma Mae Jacob, and more independent artists.
Studied under:
Bettie Freel (Aunt), Dick and ...

Previous Clients

Artist Tours:
Tanya Tucker (Fantasy Records), Trent Willmon (Columbia, Compadre - Producer, Songwriter), Chelsea Lena (Universal Music Publishing - Writer; Topliner, Vocal Producer), Billy Arnold (3D Records, Kari & Billy, Drury Outdoors Channel), Johnny Lee (Asylum, Warner Brothers, Curb), The Roys (Rural Rhythm), Dan Roberts (“Beaches of Cheyenne” - Green Hill, Heritage Music, Old Boots Music), Dave Alexander (and The Legends of Western Swing Band) (DAP), Derryl Perry (Lonesome Devil Records), Emma Mae Jacob, and more independent artists.
Performance Credit (showcase, artist appearan ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Baby Shower Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Birthday Party (Teen) Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Funeral/Memorial Service Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Halloween Party High School Reunion HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Quinceañera / Sweet 16 Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Session Work Social Club Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Additional Information

Member of Nashville Musicians Association (AFM-Local 257)


Virtual Services Offer

Virtual Postcard

Have a special person in mind that loves music? I can perform as a soloist, duo, trio or full band and record a special song for you to send as a birthday greeting, miss you, love you, just saying hello, thank you, get well, etc. directly to their inbox in email, Facebook Messenger or Instagram!

Virtual Concert

I can put together a fun 45-90 minute concert featuring some of Nashville's best musicians, just for you! We can play your favorite cover songs, or put together an all original music set, a great way to have live music at your next family gathering, corporate event, awards ceremony, or other event! Available as a duo, trio or full band.

Merchandise

 Merchandise
Merna Lewis - Merry Fiddlin' Christmas

Merna Lewis - Merry Fiddlin' Christmas Featuring some of my favorite Christmas songs! 1. Away in A Manger 2. Gesu Bambino 3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 4. Joy to The World 5. Silent Night 6. Silver Bells 7. What Child Is This?

$8.99
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 Merchandise
Merna Lewis - Fiddlin' Favorites Re-Release

Originally recorded at the age of 12 with my family band, a local favorite of the San Luis Valley in beautiful Colorado. The objective of this re-release is to be able to fund an updated project with new favorite tunes! The new project will also be a tribute to the loved ones I’ve lost since this recording, Aunt Bettie Freel and my dad, Dwight Heersink. 1. Durang's Hornpipe 2. Pig Ankle Rag 3. In the Mood 4. Westphalia Waltz 5. Bear Creek Hop/ Buffalo Gals 6. Back Up and Push 7. Star of the County Down 8. Cincinnati Hornpipe/ Ostinelli Hornpipe 9. Redwing 10. Orange Blossom Special 11. Amazing Grace

$11.99
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