"The Wilson String Band will raise the roof and then bring down the house! They are the most talented and charismatic musical family we have had to date and each time they perform at Trailblazer Grille, it's to a packed house and standing ovations!!"
Liz and Trace Catlin, Owners Trailblazer Grille, Burnet, TX


Putting the Swing in music across the genres- from  Western Swing and Vintage Country to Traditional Hot Jazz - Wilson String Band is a dynamic family group from Austin, TX. Their high energy show combines lively toe-tapping music with frequent instrument swapping between the band members and humorous family interplay. They perform nationwide at fairs, festivals, private concerts, and other venues.

Live at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest, Weiser, ID

The Audience Responds....

" It is so exciting to see another family in which every member is so involved and musically in depth. The Wilson's music is timeless, and will ring true for audiences of all ages."
~ The Barleen  Family
Owners and Performers, Barleen's Arizona Opry, Apache Junction, AZ

 "Wilson String Band was delightful. The children were the biggest hit! Kudos to the parents and grandparents for the wonderful musical and parental training!" 
~ Sue Arneson
Activity Director, Silveridge RV Resort, Mesa, AZ

"The residents of La Hacienda RV Resort thoroughly enjoyed the performance of  Wilson String Band.  Each member is so talented and the
children are delightful.  We will certainly have them back."
~ Joyce Tinseth
Manager / Activity Director, Apache Junction, AZ
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In Recent News

We found a teaching studio! 

We have been searching since our arrival in Austin for a place to teach lessons. Our plan is to teach during the week, and perform on weekends. It is with great excitement that we can announce that we have found a super-cool art studio- The Studio Cedar Park- where we will teach classes and private lessons Monday-Thursday. This is just the neatest place, full of artists, and you can just feel the creative vibes when you walk in the door! Looking forward to what comes next! Visit our other website, www.WilsonSchoolofStrings.com, to find out more about what we do during the week.

And...we've arrived in Austin! 

Pulled into an awesome RV park last Wednesday morning, and we have begun our Austin adventure! We are pounding the pavement this week, passing out press kits and advertising for students. We attended a bluegrass jam at the legendary  Hill's Cafe Sunday afternoon... jamming outside at 103 degrees was a new experience for us, but our surroundings were beautiful!

Northwest Traveling 

In the past month, we have traveled from Arizona through Nevada and Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and back. We have driven in 113 degree weather, dry camped for a week at a high of 108, attended the National Fiddle Contest, taught at the Washington State Old Time Fiddlers Workshops, performed in our hometown for a crowd of friends, family, and former students, played numerous RV park shows, and visited so many people. It has been a whirlwind of activity, but guess what was missing most of the time? INTERNET!! So now I am cramming 5 weeks worth of updates into a blog post...Go here for more!

Getting Ready 

Last week Andrew and I took a quick trip to Austin to bring our first load in preparation for moving. We had such an amazing time, saw some great music, ate some great food.... Back home again, and we have the kids pretty pumped up for this move! We all are anxious to get back there. But in the meantime, it is busy here in Arizona. Typical of the "Wilson Way", we are recording new songs that you will be able to download on our website soon! Also, with a new music school on the horizon and some classes this summer, we are starting work on some fiddle books that will be ready in the next week. Next up, see us in Salt Lake City, UT, and then Weiser. ID, for the National Old-Time Fiddle Contest-where Andrew is judging the twin fiddle division, entering the swing fiddle division, and the whole family is the Saturday night entertainment! Check out our schedule and blog for more information, and we can't wait to see you all this summer.

Goodbye, Arizona! 

The beautiful winter weather, the red rocks of the desert, the sweeping views of the mountains....we have enjoyed those things and so much more these past 3 winters! But, it is now time to move on to new adventures. We are packing up and leaving Arizona the beginning of June. We will be visiting the Northwest, to participate in the National Old Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, ID, back home to Spokane for some catching up with friends and family, as well as some concerts and workshops, and them we will be heading to Austin, TX, to our new home base. We are very excited to be planning a new music school in the Austin area. We hope to see many of you this summer!

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