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Citico founder, Ron Williams, learned the fiddle tunes, songs, and ballads directly from the regional traditional musicians field recorded by him in the legendary Pine Breeze Traditional Music Project between 1975-1981. Ron with fiddler Ken Parr formed Citico String Band in 2000 and have performed at festivals (Riverbend 2003 & 2006), The Rose Center, Fall Heritage Festival; venues including Laurel Theatre, Rhythm & Brews; square dances, and private/corporate events where authentic traditional music from Southeast Tennessee is desired. ASP Records artists, Citico String Band has a GRAMMMY entered CD, and are currently recording a second CD. Their repertoire includes local fiddle tunes, traditional ballads, blues, jug band classics, and songs from the 1920-30s,to the present that speak of hard times, hard living, and Southern culture. Primarily acoustic, the multi-instrumentalist members perform on fiddle, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, autoharp, guitar, upright bass, and slide guitar.

Citico String Band's Members

Ron Williams

  • Banjo/Guitar/Mandolin/Autoharp/Slide/Vocals

Ken Parr

  • Fiddle/Mandolin/Guitar/Upright Bass/Vocals



  • Publisher Allied Sound Productions (ASCAP)
  • Distributor Allied Sound Productions
  • Record Label ASP Records
  • Booking Agent Ron Williams
  • Manager Ron Williams
  • Press Contact Ron Williams


  • Banjo/Guitar/Mandolin/Autoharp/Slide/Vocals (1)
  • Fiddle/Mandolin/Guitar/Upright Bass/Vocals (1)