Rudi Ekstein- Mandolin & Vocals
Rudi Ekstein, CMH Records recording artist, discovered his love for bluegrass music in the early 1970s, learning to play in many different Bluegrass bands on a variety of instruments including mandolin, banjo, guitar, dobro. and upright bass.
He is now dedicated to the arts of bluegrass mandolin and singing baritone. Over the years he has written and recorded numerous original instrumentals, and is currently working on an all original bluegrass album. Rudi has owned and operated his own commercial recording studio since 1990, Foxfire Recording, www.foxfirerecording.com, and since then has played for, produced, and/or engineered numerous CDs for CMH, Rounder, Sugarhill Records. Rudi has worked with performers such as Tony Rice, Larry Rice, Josh Graves, Bobby Hicks, Byron Berline, John Hickman, David Grisman, Richard Green, Bill Keith, David Grier, Gabe Witcher, Herb Pedersen, Bill Bryson, Bill Constable, Gene Libbea, Dennis Caplinger, Pat Sauber, Laurie Lewis and other notables.