No shortage of excitement on this tour!
The 2006 Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefit tour took the Saline Fiddlers 3000 miles, through 11 states, including five the Fiddlers had never traversed: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. In nine days the group: Did six shows. Cleaned up a relief camp. Helped restore a historic home. Saw New Orleans and ate Cajun. Toured swamp/bayou/river. Delivered $2,500 to the people of Mississippi. Waded the length of a topographically accurate scale model of the Mississippi river. Ate Memphis BBQ and looked around Beale street. Toured Sun Records studio. Went to the top of the St. Louis Arch. Found the people in the South to be very warm and friendly. And, of course, the Saline Fiddlers performed for many people in Gulfport, Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi, Moss Point, Mississippi, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and St. Louis, Missouri. The Saline Fiddlers are honored and proud to have been able to make a contribution to the relief effort. -All photos taken by Saline Fiddler staff and members.Read More