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Martin Stillion
As you can see, I'm a fiddler. I also play—in no particular order—mandolin, electric mandolin, electric violin, viola, octave mandolin, resophonic mandolin, mandocello, resophonic tenor guitar, hammered dulcimer, and probably a few other things I'm forgetting. My résumé will give you the lowdown on my musical and other artistic endeavors.

I've started writing a mandolin column for Worship Musician! magazine and am getting a lot of positive response.

My new CD, Notorious, is available for purchase. Buying it will make two people very happy: me and you.

I've co-written two children's musicals with my wife, Sarah. They're both based on well-known books: Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. It would make sense for these to be the next two recording projects ... we'll see.

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One of my ongoing projects is A Most Notorious Woman, by playwright/actor Molly Lyons of Seattle's Green Wood Studio. I'm the composer and musician for this play. So far we've performed several times in Seattle and once in Los Angeles; for two runs at Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins, Colorado; for one run at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, B.C.; and on two tours of Ireland. Massachusetts might be next.

Here's a very nice review of the play from the Fort Collins Coloradoan. I immodestly highlighted the part that's about me.

I also performed a solo concert in Fort Collins. Well, not exactly solo; I had a lot of help from my harpist friend Laurel. Here's a copy of the concert poster.
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In the summer of 2001 I appeared in a revival of Cotton Patch Gospel at Taproot Theatre in Seattle. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer saw fit to praise my mandolin playing in this show, for which I'm grateful. So did Joe Boling in his review for Theatre Puget Sound.
Occasionally I play fiddle for Ric Blair, a Christian singer/songwriter from Nashville who does what I like to call "contemporary Celtic" music. It has, however, been a while since I worked with Ric.

You can find out more about my music in my résumé. Try the PDF version if you want something that looks nice, or the RTF version if you don't trust appearances.
Send me an e-mail. Or don't. It's really up to you.