Board of Directors

The National Fiddler Hall of Fame



Bob Fjeldsted, President and Acting Executive Director

Bob is founder and former president of Beauty-Crete, Inc. He also leads Tulsa's favorite Western Swing band, "The Round Up Boys". Visit the Round Up Boys

Larry Barto

Larry Barto is an amazing luthier with violin shops in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  He "retired" from the corporate world of engineering and is devoted to making beautiful violins and repairing and 'saving' many violins.  He gave one example of a bluegrass artist's violin that was crushed when someone accidentally sat on it.  It was in 48 small pieces, shards of wood, but it originally was a fine violin and a favorite performance violin.  Months later, with Larry Barto's dedication to restoring the violin, the puzzle was completed, sanded, stained, varnished and the violin absolutely looks flawless.  It has a beautiful tone as well!  Larry is a real talent and his dedication to all things fiddling (and fishing!) comes from the heart.  We are thrilled to have Larry on the National Fiddler Hall of Fame Board.

Jana Jae

The first female "Buckaroo" in Buck Owens' band, Jana went on to fame as the "First Lady of Country Fiddle" on Hee Haw. She continues to tour and perform, and founded the American Heritage Music Festival. She was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame in 1998, the National Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2008, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2015, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame in 2015, and received the Governor's Arts Award from Oklahoma in 2006. Please visit Jana Jae at for further info.   "Granddad started me fiddling in Idaho when I was two, and it has become my language, my career, and my life. In turn, I love to introduce folks of all ages to fiddling through my performances, festivals and fiddle camp. The National Fiddler Hall of Fame strengthens these efforts and provides a wonderful source of information for all. I am proud to be a part of this endeavor!"

Kathy Scott

Kathy Scott is a former school teacher and educator from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She grew up in a family of eight siblings listening to both grandmothers playing the piano.  Her appreciation of fiddle music is inspired by her father Don who was a front porch fiddler.  Her daughter Regina has competed in many state and national fiddle contests.  Regina has been a national champion fiddler at The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho on two occasions and has won the Oklahoma State and Grand Lake National Championship many times in her age division.  Regina also plays classical music and has won numerous competitions including the OMTA Junior Competitions Performance Winner.  She has performed western swing and bluegrass at various venues in the Tulsa area.  Kathy is currently on the Oklahoma State Picking & Fiddling Contest Committee and enjoys supporting all things fiddle.