Musical memories captured through traditional tune sets, original music, and contemporary compositions of friends and fiddle heroes. Joanne's debut solo album tells a story of the Scottish fiddle tradition in its North American community. Contact Joanne to order your album directly. Include your name and mailing address. Then mail $15 USD check + $3.55 shipping & handling to PO Box 224, Montpelier, VT 05601 (you can also pay with PayPal). Or order the CD or digital downloads at joannegarton.bandcamp.com.
An album of original tunes inspired by eastern North American and northern European dance traditions. Guest musicians include Hollis Easter on flute and voice, McKinley James on cello, Andrew vanNorstrand on guitar, Sam Sanders reading poetry, and Joanne Garton on fiddle. "...an easy-going, unassuming musical genius...one of the most thoughtful and melodic songs I’ve heard this year and in the recent past." --Rutland Herald
Fiddlemaker 2: More Violins of Dennis Alexander Joanne Garton with Denis Lanctot on piano accompaniment, and lots of other fiddlers I make music with an award-winning fiddle made by Dennis Alexander. This one, #65, is truly my dream instrument. An unassuming and brilliant craftsman, Dennis makes magic in the basement shop of his house in Aylmer, Quebec, just over the river from Ottawa (which is, incidentally, where I was born). Dennis stopped by my house one summer day in 2014 and recorded me playing a few of my favorite tunes on my absolute favorite fiddle. Contact Dennis to learn more about his fiddles or secure a copy of this album.