About Delnora Reed
As the great-granddaughter of the legendary Henry Reed, a master fiddler and a living archive of old time music, Delnora could not help but be drawn to melodies as ancient as the Celts. Dr. Alan Jabbour, then a graduate student at Duke, recorded Henry Reed’s fiddling in the late 1960’s and on the inspiration of those sessions went on to establish the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, where “Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection” is the centerpiece of the collection. Delnora’s family & friends all continue with her in this rich legacy. Delnora feels that Dr. Jabbour's recordings of her great-grandfather have been a blessing to her and her family. Each summer in Henry Reed’s hometown of Glen Lyn, Virginia, a memorial fiddler’s convention takes place and hundreds of old-time music players, pickers and fans gather for a spirited weekend of competition and fellowship.
"Delnora has shared the stage with the likes of Craig Morgan, Carl Jackson, Paul Thorn, Larry Cordle, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leonard Ahlstrom (Newsong), Jason Deere (Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband/She-Daisy), Roy Clark Jr., Buck Moore & Gary Duffey (Paint Me a Birmingham), Tommy Barnes (Indian Outlaw) and many more including comedian Jeff Dunham."