Hee Haw Star Taking Her ‘Magic Blue Fiddle’ To China, Mexico


– The fall of 2017 is shaping up to be a busy one for beloved Country
Music entertainer Jana Jae, with an annual camp where she teaches the
art of fiddling for students of all ages, performances across the globe
spreading America’s music to the masses, as well as a special series of
performances in the United States that reunites her with many of her
fellow citizens from the iconic “Kornfield Kounty” of Hee Haw fame!


award-winning instrumentalist held her annual Jana Jae Fiddle Camp
& Music Fest in Grove, Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend. As part of
the Grand Lake Festivals organization, a 501c3 group that promotes
artistic endeavors, the event – in its’ twentieth year – brought over
one hundred participants to Grove to learn the craft of making music
from over twenty instructors. Although the name of the event references
the fiddle, there is much more to the camp. There are also four guitar
instructors, and sessions on the art of learning mandolin, viola, cello,
bass, and rhythm tabla drums, spoons, and bones. Attendees had plenty
of chances to participate with each other in jam sessions over the
weekend, and perform for their mentors!

there, Jana Jae will embark on an overseas trip to China, where she
will participate in the two-week Fourth Annual Silk Road International
Arts Festival, based in Xi’an, a monumental endeavor drawing from many
countries coming together to celebrate East meets West unity, showcasing
each country’s music. It’s an invitation that she says truly humbled
and honored her. “I am thrilled and honored to represent the USA and
share our American heritage through the universal language of music.
This is a ‘Goodwill Tour’ and I hope to be an outstanding American
Ambassador of Music!! My group represents three states – Oklahoma,
Kansas and California – and we are bringing congratulatory letters of
good will from Congressmen and dignitaries from each state, as well as
gifts representative of the United States.”

not the only international performances that the fan favorite has on
her schedule in the coming weeks. On September 21 – just days after her
return – she will embark on a flight for Oaxaca, Mexico where she will
appear as an “American Ambassador of Music”, and take place in an Air
France project conducting La Banda and teaching underprivileged but
extremely talented students. She will perform two major concerts for the
City of Oaxaca with a stellar classical trio, and will also be
responsible for directing the orchestra La Banda, comprised of teenagers
from 12 to 18. “I am looking forward to teaching in support of this
major Air France project, which was started six years ago and now
provides rehearsal halls, practice rooms, instruments, instrument repair
shops, and instructors flown in from Europe as well as resident
instructors in Oaxaca. I am honored to be invited to be a guest artist
and director in this musical sharing, again bridge cultures through the
international language of music!”

that would classify as a busy Autumn in anyone else’s book, there is
plenty on Jana Jae’s “To Do” list once she returns to the United States
in early October. She will be going on the road as part of the Hee Haw
Revue, a touring show that features her fellow cast members from the
classic Country Music series of the same name that aired to millions of
households in America for twenty-five years. Appearing with Jana on the
shows – which have already attracted fans on the road this summer – are
“Hee Haw Honeys” favorite Misty Rowe, legendary banjoist Buck Trent –
also known for his work with Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, as well as
Rodney Lay and Richard Kennedy, who have been longtime key members in
the band of Country Music Hall of Fame member (and show co-host) Roy
Clark. She says the shows take her back in time. “Hee Haw was the
greatest thing I’ve ever done. It was the most fun, and such an
extended-family experience that we shared with all of America. People
still watch the show on RFD-TV every Sunday night, and still think of me
as ‘The Girl With The Blue Fiddle.”

And, that famous instrument will be representing the Red, White, and Blue all over the world this fall!


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