Truman Price has played oldtime fiddle for over 50 years. He has played in many styles but is known
Truman Price has played oldtime fiddle for over 50 years. He has played in many styles but is known for his Appalachian fiddle, learned when living in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia. He added a few Scandinavian tunes when living in Northern Minnesota. Study of Pa Ingalls’s repertoire (Little House on the Prairie) led to development of an Oregon Trail program, which he has given on over a hundred occasions for the Oregon Historical Society and other groups; he has also taught traditional old-time dances to 14,000 students in Oregon. Meanwhile he and his wife Suzanne, an elementary teacher, raised five children. He plays every year for the traditional danzas done in honor of La Senora de Guadelupe by the Mexican community of Independence, and performs in the Northwest. Canora: Notes from an Old-Time Fiddler is his first book-length work.