Clarke Wright is an accomplished fiddler, who lives in Northern Colorado. He plays with many bands and is known as a go-to-guy in the fiddling world. Whether it’s four or five string, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Country, Jazz and more, his bow is rosined and ready.
Clarke Wright has been playing music in some form or another since the early 1970s. He worked with David Ferretta and the Sunday River Boys in Denver in the mid ‘70s and appears on their Biscuit City recording “You Can Dress ‘Em Up, But You Can’t Take ‘Em Out.” If you ask Clarke how long he has been playing fiddle he will tell you, “Long enough to where you would say, ‘Wow, shouldn’t you be better than that?’” He has spent over 30 years with The Hollywood Rodeo Band and later their pared down acoustic version, High, Wide and Handsome. HRB/HWH recorded 7 albums and has toured extensively, visiting over 40 nations and territories, entertaining our nation’s Armed Forces.
He picked up the fiddle ‘sometime back in the 20th Century’, and is self taught. “When I hit a wrong note or clam-out a break, I just blame my teacher,” Clarke says.
* 2021 *
Things are finally opening up!!
Please be healthy and safe...
July 21, 2021: Stardust Melodies perform at a private event in Fort Collins, CO
July 24, 2021: Clarke plays fiddle with the Stanleytones at Wild Cider, 11455 Co Rd 17, Firestone, CO. Time TBD
August 1, 2021: Friends of Bluegrass: Maxline Brewery, 2724 McClelland Dr #190, Fort Collins, Time: TBA. We're pretty sure it's free admission!
August 7, 2021: BLUEGRASS EVENT: Clarke plays fiddle with the Charlie Stevens Band at Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, CO Time: TBA
August 14, 2021: Clarke performs with Bill McKay and Ron and Julie Lynam--the Rendezvous Bluegrass in Walden, CO, at Vic & Sigrid Memorial Park. Time: 12PM.
August 22, 2021: Stardust Melodies perform at a private lakeside event in Fort Collins, CO
August 29, 2021: Clarke plays fiddle with the Charlie Stevens Band at a private wedding in Estes Park, CO
September 18, 2021: Clarke plays fiddle with the Charlie Stevens Band at Zwei Brewing, 4612 S. Mason Street, Ste 120, Fort Collins, CO. Time TBD
October 22, 2021: Clarke plays fiddle with the Stanleytones at City Star Brewery in Berthoud, CO 6-8:30PM FREE!
November 31, 2021: Clarke scheduled for Colonoscopy. Time: TBD. Haha, just kidding. Wanted to see if you were really reading this!
Stardust Melodies continues to play for Senior Living Communities, so if you would like more information, please let us know.
* If you have family or friends that live in any of the facilities where we have private events scheduled, please let them know about our performance and come out yourself! Contact us for exact times. Not all private events are listed.
More dates to be finalized and posted soon. All times are subject to change at the whims of powers that be... And they don't always let us know! So, please check back.