Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Fairwood PressOriginally appeared in F&SF
Available online here.
Former foster child, Zita Wilson is looking for a place to call home. She finds it in a small community where they treat as one of them. She learns to fiddle, somewhat and attends a dance where the music suddenly takes on a whole new dimension for her.
Some great descriptive passages here, capturing the character of the people:
"Bill was wearing a guitar, cowboy boots, jeans, and a western shirt with pearl snaps. He had a villain's mustache, and the portable atmosphere of a cigarette smoker. He also had flesh-colored hearing aids in each ear."