Born in 1976 and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Vi Wickam – often known as Vi the Fiddler – is a champion fiddler and inspired performer who brings his full energy to every performance. He is a champion of music’s power to improve and enrich our lives in tangible ways, and infuses that goal into every project and performance.
Drawing from styles such as bluegrass, jazz, rock, old-time fiddle, and classical music, Vi regularly performs as both a solo artist and as a member of several prominent groups, including Vi Wickam and The Band, Capo Zero, the Whiskey Chickens, and Fiddle Whamdiddle, whose 2014 album Old School Old Time was on the 1st Grammy Ballot in four categories.
A four-time Colorado State Fiddling Champion and finalist at the Grand Masters’ Fiddler Championship, Vi also maintains an active schedule as both a live performer and teacher. He teaches regularly at workshops and camps around the US, and is one of the founders of myTalentForge.com, an online music school.