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 […]
The Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Championships will be featured on WNIN public radio and WNIN.org. Wednesday November 17th at 7:00PM CST. Listen in and enjoy the great music, and you might even catch yourself on the air. Listen Life online at: http://wnin.org/listenlive Respond to the Facebook Event invite: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129322680458136 Posted via email from […]
This TED talk is brilliant. It discusses how talented creative people who don’t fit the traditional school mold are stifled and often crushed in our current educational environment. I is funny, smart, and touching.
Bobby Taylor, West Virginia fiddler plays Durang’s Hornpipe with some amazing bouncing bow work! Recorded at the Western Open Fiddle Contest. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous
Bobby Taylor and his amazing bow acrobatics, playing the old time fiddle tune, Redbird. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous