Taylor Morris – Hailed by a class of 2nd graders as "wreely nice and kind" and "the coolest man on erth," Arizona native Taylor Morris enjoys blurring the line between violin and fiddle. After studying classical violin at Arizona State University with Dr. Katie McLin, he spent four years touring the world as one of five fiddlers with Barrage, a world-music violin troupe based out of Canada. His travels, both with Barrage and personally, have led to performances in 47 states and 13 countries with musicians from a multitude of backgrounds. Strongly believing we can learn more about the world through collaboration with others, Taylor actively pursues musical projects in different genres. Currently, he is part of Tricia & Taylor, a genre-bending violin/fiddle duo with concert violinist Tricia Park, and a member of The Sound Accord, a string sextet that creates vibrant arrangements of folk music. Other performers with whom Taylor has recently collaborated include: multi-style cellists Mike Block & Rushad Eggleston; fiddlers Hanneke Cassel, Casey Driessen, Jeremy Kittel, & Lauren Rioux; arts educator Steve Seidel; and the Tetra String Quartet.