Stumbling – 2:49 – written by Zez Confrey, 1922 (Instrumental, Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland)
Originally a novelty piano tune by Czech immigrant Zez Confrey, Stumbling is just as fun to play on fiddle. The jazzy melody is jaunty and clever, and it works great as a twin fiddle tune.
Justin: Another trad. jazz standard. This is one I learned off Tiny Moore and have always loved to play it. It fits the mandolin particularly well too.
…They play so beautifully together that it’s hard to imagine these two award winning fiddlers are not twins. I love this!
Folk Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist
…This wonderful album will surely touch your heart and feet!
Dr. David “Doc” Wallace
Violist/Fiddler/Strings Department Chair, Berklee College of Music
About the Album
Bringing together old time fiddling and the spirit of western swing, Vi Wickam and Justin Branum team up to capture that heart and soul of the old west.
Vi and Justin first met playing in fiddle contests around the mid-west, and became fast friends. They each appreciated the other’s musicianship, and musical sensibilities.
When Vi moved back to Colorado in 2009, the one thing he missed about living in Indiana was getting to jam with his fiddle buddies, and particularly Justin.
In 2016, when Justin and Vi formed an impromptu duet at the National Twin Fiddle Championships and finished in the top 5 overall, the inspiration for this album was born.