I was driving past Castle Rock on my way back home from my southern Colorado jaunt, and was inspired to play Ashokan Farewell, which was written by Jay Ungar, one of the coolest fiddlers I know of. According to the story I heard, Jay wrote this song as he was leaving Ashokan, and it […]
It’s day 5 of my Fiddle Tune a Day series, and I recorded it overlooking the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, in Southwest Colorado. And, the tune that I chose for this location is Mountain Ranger Hornpipe. It fits the National Park theme, and I have received some requests for a celtic fiddle tune. […]
I first heard Great Big Taters in a Sandy Land played by Dick Barrett. It’s an oldtime fiddle tune with a similar melody to Sally Ann. Since I happened to be at the Great Sand Dunes National Park today, I couldn’t think of a better tune to play for my fiddle tune a day.
The 3rd edition of Fiddle Tune a day is a special treat. Since I happened to be in Colorado Springs, I was fortunate that my friend, and amazing Fiddler, Tony Ludiker was available for a little jamming. Sally Johnson is a Texas Style breakdown. This tune features Vi Wickam on Fiddle, Tony Ludiker on Fiddle, […]
Old Joe Clark is one of the best known fiddle tunes, due to the modern times version of it recorded by the electronic fusion band Rednex. Many different sets of lyrics have been written to Old Joe Clark, but as a fiddler, the tune is really what matters. Here is the traditional first verse, followed […]
A Journey Begins This is the first day of my Fiddle tune of the day project. For the next year, I will be posting one new fiddle tune to youtube each day. Some of them will be me playing solo, and when I can I may have an accompanist, or even another fiddler. I hope […]
Wow! Now that I’m back in Fort Collins, and have had a little time to settle in, I think it is fitting to reflect on my time in Austin at the Musicians Round Table (a Wizard Academy Event.) Now, before you go thinking I have joined a cult, or moved to England to hang out […]
This is my 5 minute Music and the Mind talk I gave at Ignite Fort Collins #8 on May 19th. Music is more important to the human race than it often receives credit for. Music connects us with our intuition. It creates discipline and focus in its students, and it even creates structure and synchronization […]
A Cover of the Song By Bryant Oden. Vi Wickam playing The Duck Song, accompanied by: Brent Hawley – Guitar/Mandolin Jim Abraham – Bass Chriss Beers – Drums Got any Grapes? Waddle, Waddle….
Vi Wickam playing Turkey in the Straw, accompanied by: Brent Hawley – Guitar/Mandolin Jim Abraham – Bass Chriss Beers – Drums