Ridge Roberts-Lone Star Fiddler
  • Grey Eagle
  • Paddy on the Turnpike
  • Crafton Blues
  • Kelly Waltz
  • Billy in the Lowground
  • Sally Johnson
  • River Road Two-Step
  • Gardenia Waltz
  • Sunnyside
  • Big John McNeil
  • Garfield's March
  • La Zenda Waltz
  • Apple Blossom
  • Brilliancy
  • Lone Star Rag
  • Lily Dale
  • Sally Goodin
  • Grey Eagle
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:33) [5.82 MB]
  • Paddy on the Turnpike
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:01) [4.63 MB]
  • Crafton Blues
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:27) [5.6 MB]
  • Kelly Waltz
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:04) [7 MB]
  • Billy in the Lowground
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:03) [4.68 MB]
  • Sally Johnson
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:17) [5.22 MB]
  • River Road Two-Step
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:22) [5.42 MB]
  • Gardenia Waltz
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:34) [5.86 MB]
  • Sunnyside
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (01:59) [4.52 MB]
  • Big John McNeil
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (01:54) [4.36 MB]
  • Garfield's March
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:52) [6.58 MB]
  • La Zenda Waltz
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:29) [5.7 MB]
  • Apple Blossom
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:03) [4.7 MB]
  • Brilliancy
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:01) [4.61 MB]
  • Lone Star Rag
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:15) [5.15 MB]
  • Lily Dale
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (02:38) [6.02 MB]
  • Sally Goodin
    Genre: Country
    MP3 (03:08) [7.15 MB]
Biography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKBlFvCBwdI ("There'll Be Some Changes Made" Video)

Beginning

World Champion fiddler, Ridge Roberts is a seventeen-year-old Texas native who breathes fiddling. When he was seven, his dad, John, taught him the basics until Ridge surpassed him. He then turned to the internet to find more fiddle tunes to learn, and along the way he learned about the history of the music and the pioneers of Texas style fiddling who would become his heroes. For the next two years, he was mostly self-taught until 2012 when Robin Houghton, a family friend stepped in. As Ridge progressed, Robin knew that it was only a matter of time until Ridge would need a fiddle teacher. The search was on!

In 2013 Ridge entered his first fiddle contest, the Johnson County Old Settlers Reunion in Alvarado, Texas. It was there he met Michelle Kuhlman, who unbeknownst to the Roberts’, spoke of Ridge to Joey and Sherry McKenzie. After several phone calls, a jam was set. That first meeting would be pivotal for Ridge. Over the next five years, Ridge developed and honed his craft under Joey’s guidance. Since then, many things have changed but their special friendship bound by their mutual love and passion for their music and their craft remains the same.

Professional

Ridge has been performing for civic organizations and special events in Granbury since he was 9-years old, and he continues to perform around town when requested. In 2013 he entered and won his first fiddle contest at the age of 10. Since then, he has gone on to compete in and win many more contests, with several notable championship titles. From 2014 thru 2016, Ridge and Robin Houghton played weekly at nursing homes and senior centers all over the Metroplex, from Fort Worth to Dallas and across seven counties, collecting smiles everywhere they went. From 2016 until 2019 he played weekly in a Country band at a local country club. It was here that his love for old, classic, and traditional country music found its way into his heart. Since 2019, he has been the fiddler for the Western swing/traditional country band, The Western Flyers.

Ridge has won many fiddle contests, but most notably he is the current Grand Masters Champion (Nashville, TN), he has won multiple National Championship titles, multi state championship titles, and he is the 2nd youngest World Champion.

Ridge also plays guitar, sings, writes songs, and composes. He continues to hone his musical gifts with plans to continue his musical career after graduating.

Personal

Ridge Roberts has three brothers and is the second son of John and Cindy Roberts. He is a Junior at North Central Texas Academy, also known as Happy Hill Farm. He enjoys reading, writing, and hanging out with friends. He loves all things vintage, especially Country music. Since his introduction to fiddling, Ridge has been and will always be a life-long student of music and its history.

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