Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson has been interested in folk music of all kinds since the early 1970s. He is co-founder of the Sioux River Folk Festival in Canton, South Dakota. The festival started in 1980 and is still going strong. Bill received a grant in 2001 from the South Dakota Arts Council to study fiddle with Dwight Lamb and has been studying, playing and traveling with him since then. Bill and Dwight have a company called Missouri Valley Music and have recently released a tune book of Danish dance tunes brought to Iowa in 1893 by Dwight’s grandfather, Chris Jerup. Bill currently performs on fiddle and guitar with the Sergeant Creek Stringband and the Sioux Falls Ceili Band.