Wickam and Hawley Videos – Silvana and Friends Fundraiser

Brent Hawley and Vi Wickam

I always enjoy getting to help support young musicians. This time, Brent Hawley and I got to entertain at a fundraiser for PYCH (Project Youth and Chamber Music). It’s a program that brings professional musicians into schools to coach their string players, and help them become leaders in the school music program. And, I always […]

Learn to Play Contest Style Rhythm Guitar from Daniel Carwile


Daniel Carwile is one of my favorite fiddlers. If you don’t know who Daniel is, you should. You can read about him on his [my] Talent Forge Teacher Profile. And if I were to choose my favorite rhythm guitar players in the world, Daniel would be among my top 3. Daniel’s timing is superb, and […]

Someone Like You – an Odyssey in Persistence (and Patience)


Nothing is ever as easy as you think it’s going to be. Seldom has this phrase been more true than in the making of this music video. This journey began in the summer of 2011 with a trip to Wizard Academy to participate in the Musician’s Round Table. During my time in Austin, I was […]

Orange Blossom Special Fiddle Lesson – by Matthew Hartz

Orange Blossom Special Fiddle Lesson

Matthew Hartz just posted this great lesson on the Orange Blossom Special. Orange Blossom Special is one of the classic Fiddle Show Tunes. I can’t think of a show that I have played where it doesn’t get requested – definitely an audience favorite. It is a challenging tune, but not a tricky as it sounds. […]

Angeline the Baker with Steve Eulberg and Don Pedi

Angeline the Baker - Fiddle and Dulcimer

Here’s another video from the House Concert with Don Pedi at Steve Eulberg’s house. I really enjoy getting to experience jamming on old-time tunes. It’s good to not be painted into a stylistic corner. It’s all music and if you enjoy what you are playing, then that’s what really matters! Enjoy! Vi