On the latest episode of Down The Road on The Blue Ridge Mountain Music Trails of North Carolina, Host Laura Boosinger spotlights the multitalented musician Lillian Chase. She's a 6th generation North Carolinian, an award winning fiddle phenom who is 15-years-old and has already won the following awards:
2015 Swannanoa Gathering Youth Scholar
2015 Mount Airy Fiddler's Convention Youth Old-time Fiddle - 1st place
2015 Mount Airy Fiddler's Convention Youth Ballad - 2nd place
2016 Mount Airy Fiddler's Convention Youth Old-time Fiddle - 2nd place
2016-2017 All-County bass, All-District first chair bass, Western Region Orchestra bass
2017 Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts Young Artist Award
2017 Clifftop Youth Fiddle Contest - 1st place
2017-2018 All-County bass
"Lillian has a strong interest in the local and regional old-time music that goes with our mountain history," said Carol Rifkin, host of WNCW's traditional music program This Old Porch. "This spirited youngster also plays the stand-up bass, and enjoys playing classical violin in one of the Asheville Symphony Youth orchestras."
Lillian has also played music at Merlefest 2018 and performed on Song of the Mountains in Marion, Virginia.
Learn more about Lillian Chase on this Down The Road Podcast!
The "Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Kim Clark of WNCW-FM, the podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council, and WNCW -FM.