It could be said that Aarun Carter started with the violin in the womb: as the daughter of violin and fiddle teacher Denice Carter, fiddling has always been a part of her life. Technically, though, it all began at age two. When her mother noticed Aarun taking Denice’s violin out of the case to play, it seemed necessary for her to be given her own tiny plastic fiddle, strung up with real strings, since Aarun didn’t plan on pretending to play. At this tender age, it was evident that she was not only picking up an instrument, but a love for violin that she hasn’t put down since.
Today, at age 21, Carter is an award winning fiddler who left her bustling hometown of Denver, Colorado, for the quiet village of Levelland, Texas, in order to pursue a degree in commercial music from the nationally renowned program at South Plains College. She joins ranks with such artists as Country singers Natalie Maines and Lee Ann Womack. Aarun, however, is not only a studio musician: she is also a performer and gifted teacher. She has appeared with several bands and ensembles, as well as taking fifth-place in the National Fiddle Championships held annual in Weiser, Idaho.
Carter is not only proficient in contest fiddling, but is comfortable with a wide array of different music. Because of her early education on violin, as well as continuing education as a music major at the distinguished Denver School of the Arts and South Plains College, she is comfortable with almost anything you could possibly put in front of her! Aarun is presently a member of the Amarillo-based group The Tommy Gallagher Band, which is signed to the prestigious Smith Music Group label.