This YouTube video, entitled The Hot Violinist, was posted in 2008 and since then has gotten over 350,000 views!
I don't think that ever would have happened with a video entitled, Jenny plays the Gael, so I've decided that there is some power in that silly name and I'm gonna fly with it! Come join me for the ride…
I never would have thought to call myself “The Hot Violinist,” and this new website is not about me! I get a bunch of emails each week from all over the world asking me for sheet music or tips on how to play the Gael like I do in that video. This has inspired me to create an online home where I can share some of what I've learned about folk fiddle styles over the years while hoping to learn some more things from you.
I also incidentally get some questions about what I eat or how many sit-ups I do each day. One astute commenter on the Hot Violinist video observed, “I don't think she eats McDonalds.” That's pretty much true except for a few times a year after driving all night when those Golden Arches are like a bacon, I mean, beacon and unwrapping an Egg McMuffin seems like the most comforting thing in the universe.
Following my passion for fiddle, food and fitness has brought me satisfaction, peace, energy, happiness and a six pack.
And I hate sit-ups!
Eating healthy and finding time to work out while traveling all over the place sometimes feels like an uphill battle, and I'd be lying to say, “I'm not a health nut.” But I generally find that when I'm happy and actively pursuing my passions, musically or otherwise, I naturally eat better quality foods, and I don't pig out. As much.
The biggest reward of traveling this country pretty much nonstop for my entire adult life, has been all of the incredible and inspiring people I have met. From artists, to dancers, to puppeteers, to activists, to elves, to writers, to yoga teachers, to Lou Ferrigno, to Jim, to violinists, to fiddle-in-sts, to carpenters, to little kids, to moms and dads, to smilers, to LISTENERS. YOU enrich my life and make it worth living!
- Being a Hot Violinist is a state of mind.
- When we pursue what we love, whether it's pumping iron, playing music, or completing the loop by listening, we enrich the lives of others!
- Hotness starts on the inside and works it's way out.
- We smile a lot.
- We will unify these like-minds all around the world on one online porch where we can sit around and jam and share ideas.
- Together we will create an army of passionate Hot Violinists that will change the WORLD! (insert dramatic echo effect here)
- There will be recitals.