Pendleton Family Fiddlers

Pendleton Family Fiddlers

BandCountryAmericana

Dynamic teen sisters are nationally-ranked fiddling, mandolin, and yodeling champions; TV show regulars; and leaders of this sensational, family-friendly band. Their music is characterized by blazing instrumentals, vocal harmonies, and toe-tapping rhythms. www.PendletonFF.com

Biography

PENDLETON FAMILY FIDDLERS
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* EMMA JANE PENDLETON (Age 16): Lead Fiddle & Vocals, Yodeling, Mandolin, Guitar.
* MARINA PENDLETON (Age 15): Lead Fiddle & Mandolin, Harmony Vocals, Yodeling, Guitar.
* SCOTT PENDLETON (Dad): Rhythm Guitar.
* VIRGINIA PENDLETON (Mom): Fiddle, Mandolin.
* DAVID MCNAMEE (Uncle) or KENNY DUNAGAN: Upright Bass.

THE STORY OF THE PENDLETON FAMILY FIDDLERS:
In 1999, renowned Hee-Haw TV star fiddler Jana Jae heard Marina and Emma Jane Pendleton perform a classical violin duet at a Christmas party when they were 5- and 6-years-old. Impressed, Jana urged them to try fiddling.

At ages 15 and 16, Marina and Emma Jane Pendleton are multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and top prize-winning solo fiddling, twin-fiddling, mandolin, and yodeling champions in state and national competitions; seasoned stage and TV performers; and all-around dynamic entertainers.

Emma Jane and Marina Pendleton were featured guest artists in concert with Lyle Lovett and his band, and were voted finalists in a national talent search contest aired on CBS television. With Dad Scott on rhythm guitar, Mom Virginia on fiddle and mandolin, and Uncle David or family friends on upright bass, the Pendleton Family Fiddlers have performed for Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, and Vince Gill at galas in their honor, in Branson, and at many other theatre, festival, and TV venues. The Pendleton Family Fiddlers co-star on a childrens' TV show that airs six days a week on Cox cable.

CELEBRITY QUOTES ABOUT THE PENDLETON FAMILY FIDDLERS:
"You all are awesome!" -- Garth Brooks.

"The girls sounded great, and the audience loved them. It was the high point of our show. I'm honored to be associated with such talented young ladies!" -- Lyle Lovett.

"I really enjoyed hearing you girls play! I can tell how much work you put into that. You all sounded really good!" --
Vince Gill

"These girls are truly amazing talents!"-- Jana Jae.

"Boy, those Pendleton sisters! Whew! What prizes you have here in Tulsa!" -- Johnny Gimble.

RECENT VENUES OF THE PENDLETON FAMILY FIDDLERS:
* VINCE GILL Gala, Cain's Ballroom
* TOBY KEITH Gala, Southern Hills Marriott.
* BRANSON, MO, Hughes American Family Theatre.
* GARTH BROOKS Gala, Crowne Plaza Hotel.
* In concert with LYLE LOVETT at the Brady Theatre.
* Finalists on CBS TV's NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH contest.
* Co-Stars on "Quick Draw Derick" KIDS' TV show (Cox Channel 20).
* Prairie Rose Opera House, opening for SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN.
* MAYFEST MAIN STAGE, opening for Steve Azar and Joe Diffie.
* NATIONAL FIDDLERS' HALL OF FAME Gala, with Whit Smith (Guitarist for Hot Club of Cowtown)
* OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITOL, Bob Wills Day.
* Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC), Concert Series
* OklaTravelNet.com INTERNET TV shows.
* Steady gig at Tulsa's historic SPOTLIGHT THEATRE.
* Hosts of the TULSA FIDDLE/GUITAR CIRCLE.

STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
EMMA JANE PENDLETON
2009 1st, Colorado State Twin-Fiddling Championship
2008 Finalist, Nashville Grand Master Fiddler Championship
2008 1st, Kansas State Fiddle Championship
2008 1st, Grand Lake National Fiddle Fest Junior Championship
2008 1st, Patsy Montana National Yodeling Championship
2007 1st, Oklahoma State Junior Fiddle Championship

STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
MARINA PENDLETON
2009 1st, Colorado State Twin-Fiddling Championship
2008 1st, Oklahoma State Junior Fiddle Championship
2008 2nd, Walnut Valley (Winfield) Old Time Fiddle Championship
2008 1st, Kansas State Junior Fiddle Championship
2008 2nd, Patsy Montana National Yodeling Championship
2007 3rd, Oklahoma State Junior Fiddle Championship
2007 2nd, Grand Lake National Fiddle Fest Mandolin Championship

For videos, more photos and information, please visit: www.PendletonFamilyFiddlers.com

Discography

PENDLETON FAMILY FIDDLERS
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The Pendleton Family Fiddlers' first recording, the swing tune "Kansas City Kitty", appeared on the compilation CD "Tulsa's Best and Brightest." "Holiday Harvest", another compilation CD of Christmas songs, features the Pendleton Family Fiddlers on "Everyday is Christmas In The West," from the Roy Rogers movie "Trail of Robin Hood." The Pendleton Family Fiddlers' new CD, "In The Spotlight", was released in 2009 at a sold-out CD release party at Tulsa's historic Spotlight Theatre.
For videos, more photos and information, please visit: www.PendletonFamilyFiddlers.com.

Set List

PENDLETON FAMILY FIDDLERS
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Eclectic variety of acoustic old-time fiddle, western, ragtime, swing, Texas-style, folk, blues, and bluegrass, with harmony vocals and yodeling.

Sets are customized and adapted to satisfy the needs of each event and venue.