When the devil went down to Georgia, I think that Dennis Elliott was already waiting for him there. This guy can work a fiddle like nobody's business. His new album, Fiddler's Dream, is proof positive that when it comes to string music, Elliott plays second fiddle to no one, and he's got the resume to prove it. Elliott has won championship titles in multiple years and in more than one state, not only in fiddle but also banjo and mandolin. He played Jazz Fest for over a decade, and has played with or opened for big-name musicians from Aaron Neville and Alabama to Hank Williams, Jr., and Merle Haggard. Fiddler's Dream is a sampling of every style of fiddling imaginable— part hoe-down, part Irish jig, some classical, waltz, Zydeco, bluegrass, polka... Listening to it, you're not sure if you should two-step or high step, square dance or Riverdance. But throughout the 17 tracks on this album, you're likely to have the chance to try them all. With his impressive fiddlin' skills, endless experience and talent, and an album that shows off all of the above, it is clear that when it comes to his music, Dennis Elliott means business. He's not just fiddlin' around.