The Library of Congress has greatly honored our small company by naming the Vic Kibler: Adirondack Fiddler recording and companion booklet to its 1992 Select List of American Folk Music and Folk Lore Recordings. We're proud of this recognition.
Vic was born in 1918 and has spent his life in the Adirondacks. These 31 jigs and reels represent a small sample of the 400 or so tunes that he knows. Joining Vic is his good friend Paul Van Arsdale, considered to be America's most outstanding traditional dulcimer player. Paul Kibler's driving chords accompany his father's fiddling; folklorist George Ward, producer for this project, provides guitar backup. The companion book, prefaced with an essay by Jim Kimball, contains music for all the fiddle tunes. The project was partially underwritten with a grant from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Saratoga County Historical Society. Vic performs regularly for regional folk festivals and community events and was recently featured on a music documentary produced by WMHT-TV, Schenectady, New York.