After playing our fiddle tune a day at Cafe Bluebird, Robert and I did a quick recording of one of his original tunes, Mockingbird.
14 years ago today was one of the happiest days of my life. It was a day that my life changed forever. For those of you who have children, you know exactly what I mean. I’m not trying to get all sappy here, but your life changes in so many ways when you accept the […]
Nymrod Hornpipe (Nimrod Hornpipe) is one of those tunes that is guaranteed to tie your fingers in knots. In my opinion, it’s one of the trickiest tunes to get through clean. (Stick around for the second time through to hear it faster.) And while I didn’t get through it perfectly, I think I at least […]
Today’s Fiddle Tune a Day comes from Magnolia Music Studio in Fort Collins, CO, where I teach fiddle lessons. One of my favorite stories I tell my fiddle students involves the first time I met my ex-wife’s family. They lived in rural Illinois, and I was instructed to bring my fiddle, as that was a […]
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. Get Sheet Music Learn to play Old Joe Clark here Many different sets of lyrics have been written to Old Joe Clark, but as a fiddler, the tune […]
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 […]
A great weekend is planned for Labor Day weekend September 2-4, 2011. Visit grandlakefestivals.com for a schedule and details for the weekend activities. We look forward to you joining us for a weekend of workshops, master demonstrations and group sessions as well as special appearances by fiddle groups, master fiddlers and top contest fiddlers. Evening activities […]