Libby Weitnauer is a fiddle player, violinist, songwriter, and educator currently based in Nashville, Tennessee but raised on the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She has earned degrees in classical violin performance from both DePaul University and New York University and has studied traditional music with teachers including Matt Brown, Rayna Gellert, and GRAMMY Award winner Dom Flemons. While at NYU, Weitnauer served on adjunct faculty teaching undergraduate students and immersed herself in the musical community of New York City. It was during this time that she met banjo-fiddler Jake Blount with whom she formed the acclaimed duo, Tui. Tui’s debut album Pretty Little Mister was named Best North American Album of 2019 by World Music Central. Libby has more recently been touring with the Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, country singer Kelsey Waldon, and her own indie folk project, Dallas Ugly. In addition to performing, she has presented research at the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center on her body of work surrounding Blount County ballads and received a 2021 Tennessee Arts Commission grant for her recent solo project, Sixteen Kings Daughters.
Information about Dallas Ugly at http://dallasugly.com
Information about Tui at http://tuiband.com