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Chico Schwall – Mandolin


Chico Schwall is happy to return to Fiddle Camp this year.  He may be the only staff member to have taught three times on three different instruments (guitar, 5-string banjo & mandolin). He has played at some kind of traditional music for decades now, and sung and played at labor rallies, in pit orchestras, in public schools, dances and festivals and gigs of every stripe. He has three recordings of mostly original music. These days, he curates a concert series, “Chico Schwall’s American Roots” at the Shedd Institute in Eugene and teaches “everything with strings.”  He believes that history matters and hearts can heal.