Tune of the Month
Ice on the Road
This tune is reel by Graham Townsend who was a blind fiddler Canadian fiddler born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Buckingham, Quebec. He started playing ole-time fiddle music in public at age 9, winning CBC’s talent contest “Now’s Your Chance. He won the Canadian National Exhibition Fiddle Contest in 1951, 1952 and 1953. In his life he won many more Canadian Fiddle Championships.
Townsend was inducted into the United States Fiddlers Hall of Fame in 1982, the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990, and the Canadian National Fiddling Hall of Fame in 1998 and was nominated for a Juno award for instrumental artist of the year in 1991.