Biography:Vivian Williams

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Vivian Williams

 Given name:     Vivian
 Middle name:     Tomlinson
 Family name:     Williams
 Place of birth:     Tacoma, Washington
 Place of death:     
 Year of birth:     1938
 Year of death:     2022
 Profile:     Collector, Composer, Editor, Musician, Publisher
 Source of information:     myself

Biographical notes

Started playing classical violin at age 9, switched to fiddle in 1960; initially bluegrass and Southern old time, later specialized in Northwest regional styles, 19th century ballroom, and pioneer music of the American Far West. She has a B.A. in American History from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, an M.A. in Anthropology/ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, and currently lives in Seattle, WA. With her husband Phil Williams have been operating Voyager Recordings and Publications, which publishes CDs and books of various regional styles of old time fiddling, emphasizing the Pacific Northwest. She plays for contra dances, square dances, ballroom dances, and historical programs.