A Typical Show:
A typical Doug Van Gundy concert includes archaic solo fiddle
tunes, toe-tapping dance music, unaccompanied ballads,
hard-driving banjo tunes, humorous novelty songs, original
poems, jokes, the occasional gospel number, mandolin ditties,
stories, and a dash of Appalachian history. Doug learned to
play the traditional fiddle and banjo music of West Virginia
from his older neighbors and friends, and delights in carrying
their music out into the world.
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Doug Van Gundy
"Doug [is] carrying on well the traditional music of his West Virginia mentors and all of the older fiddlers who have
-Margo Blevin, Director
The Augusta Heritage Center
"Doug Van Gundy is a true Renaissance Man: an
accomplished old-time musician, a well-recognized Appalachian
poet; teacher; and successful game show celebrity…"
-Rachel Meads, Director
Shepherd College Appalachian Heritage
"Doug is an intelligent, energetic, personable,
talented fellow. He has many dimensions and possesses an
impressive depth of knowledge about many different subjects.
Most importantly, however, he plays great fiddle music and is a
patient and effective teacher."
-Dennis Kimmel, Student
Augusta Heritage Workshops
"WOW!!! Your CD is wonderful!!! I've been
listening to it all week over and over and love the energy and
power of your music. You're right on in the liner notes when you
say it has a seat of the pants energy - long in the making."
Waltzing Bear Music
The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Calliope Emerging Legends Series, Pittsburgh, PA
The Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, WV
Hostos Community College of NYU, The Bronx, NY
The Front Room, Ohio University, Athens, OH
The Old-Songs Festival, Guilderland, NY
The New Bedford Folk Festival, New Bedford, MA
Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, WV
The Vandalia Gathering, Charleston, WV
Roulette, New York, NY
The Flood Zone, Richmond, VA
Fire and Ice, Northampton, MA
123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV
Augusta , Elkins WV, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
Orangeville Fiddle Camp, Orangeville, ONT, 2004
Private Workshop, Portland, MI, 1997-2002
Private Workshop, Sanbornton, NH, 2002-2004
Born Old (with Paul Gartner), 2003
Two Far Gone (with Jake Krack), 1999
Old-time Festival Favorites, Vol. 1, Dwight Diller, 2002
Songs of the Frontier, Peter Kosky, 2003
Television & Film Soundtracks:
ABC-TV, National Commercial for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
Swedish Public Television, "The Real Patch Adams"