Announcing a new Meetup for Fort Collins Traditional Music! What: January $5 Fiddling Workshop – Playing In a Band Part II When: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:00 PM Price: $5.00 per person Where: Magnolia Music Studio 210 W Magnolia Street (northwest corner of Magnolia and Mason) Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 481-8661 Hey All, The […]
Who’s Invited: YOU!!! What: CD Release Party – Long Time Comin’ – Vi “The Fiddler” Wickam When: Friday, March 25, 2011, 8:00PM Where: Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO Come join us for the CD Release party for Vi Wickam’s long awaited CD, “Long Time Comin”. Save the date. It’s going to […]
One of the prettiest waltzes I know, and one of the hardest to play well, Gardenia waltz was written by the amazing Texas swing fiddler Johnny Gimble.
Forked Deer is a great tune, that I always enjoy playing with Brent Hawley. I originally learned it off of a Buddy Spicher recording where he announced the tune saying, “Look at the rack on that deer!”
This is one of my all-time favorite tunes to play. I really love the minor bluesy feeling. I originally learned it from the 4 World Champion Fiddlers Album, as played by Texas Shorty (Jim Chancellor).
When I was a kid, my dad made me play Boil the Cabbage until I hated the tune. Later on, I heard Dick Barrett play it and couldn’t believe it was the same time. I soon got a hold of a recording of Major Franklin playing Boil them Cabbage, and picked it up, and absolutely […]
Honeysuckle Rose is a Swing Tune written by Fats Waller as performed by me and Brent Hawley at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, CO. November 21, 2010
I had an awesome opportunity to open for April Verch last night at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins. I was lucky enough to also have Brent Hawley available to join me on guitar. Thanks to Rob at Avo’s, Brent, and April for helping make it happen. I’m going to be posting some videos from this […]
Here are the notes from our November fiddling workshop. We talked about starting out with playing simple slow notes in the background, and progressing to rhythmic accompaniment, licks, solos, and harmonies. We also covered big picture approach issues, including playing like you mean it, not stepping on the soloist, playing with feeling, and listening for […]
I am totally stoked for this weekend because I have the opportunity to be the opening act for The April Verch Band this Sunday night at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, CO. April Verch is one of the top Canadian Fiddlers, and she’s a heck of a stepdancer too. I am sure that you will […]