Regina Matthews

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Regina Matthews

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.

      Her 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!  

In 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!

She 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 Douglas. 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 10 years, guitarist extraordinaire Bobby Owens. 


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