Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones

Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones

Genre: Appalachian, Old Tyme

“Smokey and sweet – like the finest aged whiskey – that’s what Carl and Erynn’s singing and playing brings to brings to mind.  A lovely touch in their playing and a beautiful melding of melancholy and cheerfulness which is exactly what I love to hear. “  John Doyle 2015

Short duo bio:

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths from Galax, Virginia. They are married – in life and music. Southern song-duets and powerful fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo tunes comprise their diverse sets. Erynn and Carl play with ease, spontaneity and vitality. While rooted in the traditional sounds of older players, this duo stays true to their own muse by composing new, tradition-rooted music. Their original tunes and songs are played by many musicians play around the world and Carl’s song, Last Time on the Road was featured on the grammy-award winning album “Unleashed” by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Instrumentally, Marshall and Jones have won many awards for their playing including Erynn’s 1st place fiddle win at Clifftop and Carl’s 3rd place fingerpicking-guitar win at Winfield – both premier festivals in the United States. In 2015 they released Sweet memories… never leave their 12th CD between them. For more information on Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones please visit


Video Links: 

Official video: Tune Tramp – Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones

Official video: Maple on the Hill – Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones – Erynn is interviewed by Virginia Voices at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention

Erynn & Carl 2015 w 5 instruments bw lr_Moser & Jackson photography copy

Individual Bios

Erynn Marshall is a Canadian fiddler who has carved out a niche for herself as an old-time fiddler in North American and Abroad. She has played for over thirty years, learned old-time music from visiting 80-95 year-old fiddlers in the South. Erynn won first place in the open fiddle category at “Clifftop” (The Appalachian Stringband Festival) in West Virginia and was the first woman and person from outside the US to win. This festival is one of the largest and most prestigious for old-time music in the country. She was a featured musician on the roots music documentary I’ll Fly Away Home (Bravo), The Clifftop Experience (Outlook, WV Public Broadcasting) and Voices of Virginia (Boston Productions). Erynn has authored a book, Music In The Air Somewhere, filmed an instructional fiddle DVD, and recorded five CDs: Calico, Meet Me in the Music, Shout Monah (the Haints), Tune Tramp and Sweet Memories Never Leave (2015 with husband Carl Jones). She directed the concert series at Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, VA for five years where she still lives. Erynn is a popular teacher at fiddlecamps in North America and Europe. She comes back to Canada as often as possible. For more info please visit:

Carl Jones is an American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is widely respected for his instrumental talents and original songs about the joys and tribulations of day-to-day life in the South. His songs have been recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins with Tony Rice, and others. His song Last Time On The Road was on the grammy-award-winning album Unleased by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Originally born in Macon, Georgia, Carl currently lives in Galax, Virginia with wife and fiddle player, Erynn Marshall. In the 1980’s he played mandolin with James Bryan, Norman and Nancy Blake as part of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble and during the same period won 3rd place and a guitar in the fingerpick-guitar category at Winfield, Kansas. Carl has recorded many CD’s including Traveling Star featuring his original songs and a 2015 duet album Sweet Memories Never Leave with Marshall. Carl is known for his fine musicianship on many stringed instruments, sense of humor, evocative songwriting, and as a charismatic teacher. In 2015, he also won Best All Around Performer at the Surry County Fiddlers Convention in North Carolina and 2nd place Traditional Stringband in Clifftop, West Virginia. Carl has performed or taught across the United States, Canada and Europe.

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