Salt Creek is a cool old tune – regardless of whether it’s played in a bluegrass or an old-time setting. And, it has some strong melodic similarities to Red Haired Boy. A few days ago it was one of the tunes that came up when I was having a discussion with Erin and Amber Rogers […]
Red Skinned Gal is a fun and swingy tune (at least the way I play it.) I originally learned the melody from Tony Ludiker, but there is some Orville Burns in my arrangement as well. Red Skinned Gal is a variation based on the tune “There’s a Brown Skinned Gal Down The Road Somewhere,” which […]
Tonight, I went to the Fort Collins String Teachers’ Association meeting, and when I got there I found out that we were supposed to bring our instruments because it was a workshop where we were going to sight read some music. Michael Schaefer was leading the program, and he had a lot of cools stuff […]
Ah, the mysteries of finding the origin of a cool fiddle tune. Here is the story of Redneck Mother – the best I can remember it: Tony Ludiker and Megan Lynch, around the same time, heard an old recording of Terry Morris playing this tune. There was no name of the tune on the cassette, […]
Robert Burns was a legend of a Scotsman. He was a poet and musician, and a rock star of the 18th century if ever there was one. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (A Red Red Rose) is a stunningly beautiful melody, with words to match. I will let the song speak for […]
I have always thought Redwing was a fun tune. It’s one of those songs where the words are a stark contrast to the melody. The tune is happy, and catchy, and sounds like it would be talking about love, and flowers, or maybe dancing. The words talk about love, but not in a happy way. […]
Bobby Taylor and his amazing bow acrobatics, playing the old time fiddle tune, Redbird. Posted via email from Vi Wickam’s posterous
West Virginia fiddler, Bobby Taylor, plays Boil The Cabbage Down at the Western Open Fiddling Championships in Red Bluff, CA.