Hayden's Ferry Review


Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings fiddle, poetry to AZ

If there are two things in this world that I love dearly, they are poetry and fiddles. So I can't wait for Ken Waldman, Alaska's premier fiddling poet, to visit the Valley. He'll be bringing his fiddle, his poetry, and even some stories, to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) for performances April 28th through the 30th.

Waldman is a former college professor and the author of 6 books of poetry, a memoir, a children's book. He's also produced 9 CDs. He travels the country, sometimes performing solo, but often with accompanists, and details his life in Alaska and around the country through song, story, and poetry.

His shows at MIM will include a mandolin player, a guitarist, and a banjo player, and will appeal to "anyone who enjoys traditional folk music, smart poetry, acclaimed storytelling, or Alaska." The performances are free with museum admission, and are a great way to wrap up your Poetry Month celebrations!