|Regina started taking
fiddle lessons when she was 5 years old, and for 5 years she trained with
Texas State, National and World Fiddle champion Jimmie Don Bates.
At age 8, she played on stage at the famed Floore’s Country Store
with Fiddle Legend Johnny Gimble. At
ages 10 to 15 she won 4 Texas Old Time Fiddlers Junior Championships, 5
times winner of the Crockett Junior World Championship, and she competed
at the Grand Nationals Fiddle Contest at the Ryman Auditorium in
Nashville. She recorded her
first “Fiddlin Frenzy” CD at age 12.
In 1997 she appeared on the nationally televised Crook and Chase
show, and in 1998 she appeared in the movie The Newton Boys as an orphan
fiddler. The movie starred
Matthew McConaughey and Dwight Yoakum.
showmanship and great stage presence complements her great fiddle talents.
She routinely gets special
ovations when she showcases her favorite Charley Daniels hits , the fiddle
classic Orange Blossom Special, and the Alabama hit If You’re Gonna Play
in Texas……(you’ve gotta have a fiddle in the band!
1997 at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Nashville Star Clay Walker
personally asked her to join him on main stage to play 2 fiddle songs to
the huge rodeo crowd. What an honor!
won the Texas State Contest of the Colgate Country Showdown in 2002, She
then spent 11 years with the outstanding house band for the huge
Cowboy’s Dancehall, where she opened for countless Nashville and Texas
Country Artists. Some of her favorite artists she opened for including Moe
Bandy, John Conlee, Mark O'Connor, Branson star fiddler Shoji Tabuchi,
Johnny Lee, Frenchie Burke, Johnny Duncan, Sonny Throckmorton, Rock
Killough, Craig Dillingham, Vassar Clements, Texas Shorty, Johnny Gimble,
Doc Watson, & Tony
She even opened for rockers Styx, REO Speedwagon, & 38 Special!
Yes she can play classic rock on her fiery fiddle...........
Regina resides in Castroville with her husband of 8 years,
guitarist extraordinaire Bobby Owens.