He is one of the most brilliant interpreters of traditional Metis music in Canada.

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  • Paul Melancon
    Paul Melancon Colorado
    I am named after my Metis great-grandfather and have his fiddle. When I was a kid in North Dakota in the 60's old people would tell me about him, and how he would play dances "for whiskey." I found your site looking for music to play at a party I had when my father would have turned 100 last month.

    I am named after my Metis great-grandfather and have his fiddle. When I was a kid in North Dakota in the 60's old people would tell me about him, and how he would play dances "for whiskey." I found your site looking for music to play at a party I had when my father would have turned 100 last month.

  • Dennis Zinke
    Dennis Zinke Peoria, Arizona
    Mr. Vollrath, I am 75 and usually sleep in my easy chair because of my back and legs and sometimes I forget to turn off the television set. Last night was just such an evening. About 3 AM this morning I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I heard this beautiful instrument being played. You sir, are one talented fiddle player. Let me rephrase that if I may. What turns a fiddle into a Stradivarius is not how it is made or who made it, but the person playing the instrument. I heard you play country, I heard you play modern. In fact, I heard you play just about every song I still remember and you played them impeccably well. Sir, you most certainly have been given a talent from God himself. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, the rest of the world. God richly bless you. Dennis Zinke Hello Dennis and thank you for the kind words. I'm wondering how you heard my music in front of your TV. What channel was it being played on?

    Mr. Vollrath, I am 75 and usually sleep in my easy chair because of my back and legs and sometimes I forget to turn off the television set. Last night was just such an evening. About 3 AM this morning I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I heard this beautiful instrument being played. You sir, are one talented fiddle player. Let me rephrase that if I may. What turns a fiddle into a Stradivarius is not how it is made or who made it, but the person playing the instrument. I heard you play country, I heard you play modern. In fact, I heard you play just about every song I still remember and you played them impeccably well. Sir, you most certainly have been given a talent from God himself. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, the rest of the world. God richly bless you.
    Dennis Zinke

    Hello Dennis and thank you for the kind words. I'm wondering how you heard my music in front of your TV. What channel was it being played on?

  • Phil
    Phil Wainwright Alberta
    Hi Calvin, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful CD you were so kind to leave us at the shop. It was a pleasure speaking with you. Your album continues to be enjoyed regularly by ourselves and appreciative customers. Phil (windshield repair guy) Thanks Phil. Glad you like the cd. You gave me quick and wonderful service. Much appreciated.

    Hi Calvin, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful CD you were so kind to leave us at the shop. It was a pleasure speaking with you. Your album continues to be enjoyed regularly by ourselves and appreciative customers.

    Phil (windshield repair guy)

    Thanks Phil. Glad you like the cd. You gave me quick and wonderful service. Much appreciated.

  • Andy Spearman
    Andy Spearman Leoma, TN
    Great tune—that Canadian Reel with Patti! Cal’s Reply Thank you kindly. It was fun playing it with Patti.

    Great tune—that Canadian Reel with Patti!

    Cal’s Reply
    Thank you kindly. It was fun playing it with Patti.

  • Anthony Simon
    Anthony Simon Sydney, Australia
    Enjoy your music. Thanks.

    Enjoy your music. Thanks.

  • Brian Papequash
    Brian Papequash Saskatoon
    Truely amazing, very gifted and talented. You remind me of late father Peter Brass. He too was gifted and talented. You are an amazing man.

    Truely amazing, very gifted and talented. You remind me of late father Peter Brass. He too was gifted and talented. You are an amazing man.

  • Hubert Bru
    Hubert Bru Saskatoon,sk
    Enjoy your music whether on a CD or at your live shows.Keep up the good work.

    Enjoy your music whether on a CD or at your live shows.Keep up the good work.

  • nancy Jordan
    nancy Jordan Fla
    You and Eddie Bond from Fries, VA are the best!!

    You and Eddie Bond from Fries, VA are the best!!

  • Enrique   Francisco
    Enrique Francisco españa
    SU MUSICA ES UN CANTO SELESTIAL BELLO BELLO Mucho gracias Enrique

    SU MUSICA ES UN CANTO SELESTIAL BELLO BELLO

    Mucho gracias Enrique

  • Tim Crouch
    Tim Crouch Strawberry Arkansas
    Hey to one of my favorite fiddlers !!!! Tim Hi Tim, nice to hear from you. Cheers!

    Hey to one of my favorite fiddlers !!!! Tim

    Hi Tim, nice to hear from you. Cheers!