Vi Wickam and Justin Branum are launching their new album, Armadillo on a Hot Tin Roof. The album is an Americana melange, featuring foot-tapping old time, and western swing that will make you get up and dance! Jim Abraham will be joining them on bass for this show, and Tyler Grant will be joining them […]
I will be joining David Wohl for a Sunday evening set at the Crown Pub in Fort Collins. There is no cover for this show, so come out and have some fun.
Beaumont Rag was one of my favorite tunes to play as a teen. It was tricky, and it’s in a flat key (F) and it has really high position notes. To top it off, there’s some cool shuffle bowing – loads of fun. It’s really a cool tune to play with my dad on tenor […]
Dinah is such a singable melody. It’s happy and dancy, and it makes me smile. I remember hearing it as a boy being sung by my dad, and played on tenor banjo, but since he isn’t at my house today, I’m playing it solo. 😉 By the way, it’s really hard to play fiddle while […]
Austin, TX is one of the coolest towns on the planet – one of the places that I would consider living outside of Fort Collins, CO. The music scene there ROCKS! Where else can you go see Elana James and The Hot Club of Cowtown playing their Wednesday night gig at the Continental Club (for free),and […]
All of Me is one of my favorite crooner tunes. I even sing it sometimes – but not this time. I need an accompanist to really do it justice. When I play a tune like All of Me, I really try to sing it through my fiddle. The notes to the melody aren’t that hard, […]
I first heard Little Bit of Swing on the Herman Johnson tape, Simply Perfect. (Herman wrote this cool tune.) It was such a fun melody, and Herman’s playing was so good that I really wanted to learn that tune. It’s pretty tricky with lots of double stops, and a section of it in 10/4 time. […]
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.
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