If you can't find what you need, start one. This is what I've been doing for years. Of course, there's lots of players and would-be players where I live.
I've been doing a beginner's jam for years, and am about to start one a step up from that.
Be ready to feel like Sisyphus though. Its a continual effort at first to get people to cohere. I started the beginner's jam before I was able to lead it. I was always dependent on others to help me. And they did. Now that I've got more repetoire under my belt, its not as much of a chore to host these things.
There's a need for some process to get more fiddlers going where I live, and no one will get off their butts to do it. I suspect I'll have to take that one on too.
You are all correct.
Eddie LeJeune convinced me to get a Dee box. The bonus was that that was what Amedee Ardwahn and Octa Clarke played in, exclusively. I nearly got through Octa's Old Time Caju music before I gave it up for lent back in aught-three, and I learned all the blues songs on Amedee's Never Coming Back.
I'm gon start playen again. I never could find anybody around here that was interested, so I guess I gave it up. good luck all, and don't stop playing because it's hard to start up again.
I still haven't had a cigarette since August 18th, kom-a-ti-yi yippee yi.