Dwight Lamb

Dwight Lamb was born in Moorhead, Iowa, in 1934 into a musical family. His father was a fiddler and his mother played the pump organ. Dwight’s maternal grandfather, Chris Jerup, left Denmark in 1893 and landed in Turin, Iowa, to work on a farm. He brought his fiddle and accordion and a head full of dance tunes with him. At the age of 12, Dwight started learning his grandfather’s Danish dance tunes on the accordion. Dwight is considered a “source” musician for his “Missouri Valley” style of fiddling and also his Danish repertoire. In 2017 he was awarded a National Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and also traveled to Denmark to receive a medal from the Danish National Music organization of folk musicians. His work is available at Missouri Valley Music.