Pa's Fiddle

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PA'S FIDDLE is an intimate evening of music and songs selected from the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder, beloved author of the LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE books. The music is performed by Randy Travis, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, Committed, Natalie Grant, Ashton Shepherd, and The Roys - accompanied by an all-star Nashville band led by Grammy-Winner Randy Scruggs. This was the music that built America and it was the music that Mrs. Wilder heard as a child, played by her Pa on his fiddle, throughout her family's much celebrated adventures on America's vast prairies in the years just after the Civil War. Just as the American family experience was celebrated by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her Little House books, PA'S FIDDLE celebrates the music that accompanied her journey and our country's vast western expansion. In Laura's memory the music was played by her Pa on his fiddle -- under the vast western sky, by the potbelly stoves of their many little houses, at church services and at Saturday night socials. It was played to entertain, to celebrate and often to divert attention from bone chilling cold, hunger and deprivation. For Laura and millions of others, music bound them together, giving them a common experience and a shared expression of their humanity. PA'S FIDDLE on PBS is an echo from our collective past celebrating our shared musical heritage.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
6/2/2012
4 p.m.
6/4/2012
1 p.m.
6/8/2012
3:30 a.m.
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