Ernie Warwick fiddles because he enjoys it, and he hopes the audiences do as well. As a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, he has several opportunities each month to give and receive enjoyment.
Warwick, 83, of Camas, plays a fiddle and guitar. He has been fiddling for 26 years and playing a guitar since he was 18.
I enjoy other people hearing me perform and the smile on their face, Warwick said. They always say how happy they are that we are there. If they enjoy what we are doing, we try to do the best we can.
The Old Time Fiddlers have performed during Loaves & Fishes lunches in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, Battle Ground and Ridgefield, as well as in area nursing and retirement homes.
Warwicks wife Rose, 73, sings during some of the fiddlers performances.
If they really like it and they compliment me, it really makes me feel good, she said. Thats all I care for is smiles.