Little Rhino – 1:58 – written by Vi Wickam, 2009 – (Instrumental, Old-Time, Acoustic, Fiddle Tune, Celtic)
Vi: Since the first song we featured on this album was by Justin, I thought it was fitting to add one of my tunes as the other bookend. This rip-roaring romp is the tale of a little boy happily careening through the house like a wild banshee. Justin and I played this live together in the same room so you could join in our jam session fun.
Justin: Love this tune that Vi wrote and I think it sums up the album pretty well. Just a couple of guys who love the fiddle and love to jam, sitting around and having a great time.
…They play so beautifully together that it’s hard to imagine these two award winning fiddlers are not twins. I love this!
Folk Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist
…This wonderful album will surely touch your heart and feet!
Dr. David “Doc” Wallace
Violist/Fiddler/Strings Department Chair, Berklee College of Music
About the Album
Bringing together old time fiddling and the spirit of western swing, Vi Wickam and Justin Branum team up to capture that heart and soul of the old west.
Vi and Justin first met playing in fiddle contests around the mid-west, and became fast friends. They each appreciated the other’s musicianship, and musical sensibilities.
When Vi moved back to Colorado in 2009, the one thing he missed about living in Indiana was getting to jam with his fiddle buddies, and particularly Justin.
In 2016, when Justin and Vi formed an impromptu duet at the National Twin Fiddle Championships and finished in the top 5 overall, the inspiration for this album was born.