Fred, and Barry had jammed
for many years in different configurations
experimenting with different tastes of music.
At this same time,
Justine and Alison spent countless hours,
as well as most of their young lives,
playing the violin
and becoming very good fiddlers.
the Great Blue Heron Music Festival for years
and continued to return year after year
to get another dose of
the roots, vibes, and love that was poured out
from the old time bands.
These five musicians gathered around
an old wood burner on
many, chilly nights, starting to create
their own sound and explore
the ever-changing form of old time music.
Sometime in the summer of 2003,
Fred met Lori
while she was working at a local coffee shop.
After some coffee and conversation,
he asked her if she would like to join the band.
Loris beautiful voice and guitar playing soon
became responsible for giving the band
that special sparkle, something that only
bright female vocals can bring.
Tiger Maple String Band performs
at many places:
the Great Blue Heron Music Festival,
locally at various clubs and beer joints,
as well as private gatherings,