30-Minute Music Hour

Ida Jo and the Show

Season 4 Episode 3 | 28m 40s

Madison-based Ida Jo began playing the violin as a seven-year-old in her hometown of Duluth. She took her classical training at UW-Madison and turned it on its head by updating an old mountain fiddle technique called "chopping," a percussive, intense style of playing. Her range is vast and aggressive and includes Texas swing as well as most Celtic genres.

Aired: 01/29/11

Rating: TV-G

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