2007 Grand Masters champ Katrina Pearce’s eyes are just fine, and so is her southpaw stroke on the fiddle. She is a 3 time national champion fiddler, and served as a judge in the 2010 Grand Masters competition in Nashville.
This video isn’t new – it was posted by the Idaho Statesman web site after her ’07 victory – but it sure demonstrates that there is more than one way to achieve mastery of a musical instrument.
Here’s her version of Beaumont Rag. It features some brilliant fiddling, but you may go cross-eyed watching her left hand!