Buddy Spicher and Maggie Estes, two musicians that are generations apart, coming together to create such beautiful music isn’t surprising. When you hear this album you will know why music is the universal language.
Buddy has been one of “Music City’s” most in-demand studio musicians for three decades. His versatile precision fiddle style has made enormous contributions to the commercial success of numerous classic recordings by Ray Price, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Linda Ronstadt, Henry Mancini, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Crystal Gayle, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Earl Scruggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Grandpa Jones, to Loretta Lynn, Roy Rogers, Asleep at the Wheel, Johnny Paycheck, Charlie Pride, Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton, Dean Martin, Charlie Daniels, Mel and Pam Tillis, Reba McIntire, and Garth Brooks to name a few of the countless artists with whom he has worked on diverse album and single record projects. When you hear that familiar velvet smooth fiddle in George Strait’s, “Amarillo by Morning,” you experience the lonesome emotion of the song as Buddy’s heartfelt solo expresses it. Buddy appeared with Mark O’Connor on his “Heroes” album, a collection by Mark and his favorite fiddle players. He has his own record label “Spicher Family Records” and a recording studio called “The Fiddle House.” Along with his imaginative arrangements, Buddy is well known as being the master of double stops.
Maggie started playing the violin when she was four years old. Within a few years of beginning her classical training, Maggie fell in love with the challenge of hard driving fiddle tunes. Her love of music and devotion to her God given talent has allowed her to perform many styles of music all over the country. Maggie continues daily, honing her skills to produce the sounds that only she can create. Whether its classical, gospel, bluegrass, Celtic, or swing, everyone who listens hears a style played with true passion; a passion from her heart and soul. Her enthusiasm and lively performances show a drive that is amazing! To see her Irish Step dance and play at the same time is even more astonishing as she illustrates this high impact dancing without missing a single note. Now at seventeen, Maggie has opened for Neil Armstrong at the EAA in Oshkosh, WI, performed on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider, and shared the stage with Leahy from Lakefield, Ontario. Maggie performed in Louisville, Kentucky as one of the “Young American Bluegrass Idols” at the 2003 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Award Show. She currently tours with the, Peter Mayer Group.