Tag: fiddle

Andy Leftwich leaving Kentucky Thunder

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Andy Leftwich, fiddler with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since 2001, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of the year. He has literally grown up in the group, starting with Skaggs right out of high school at 19 years […]


Michael Cleveland talks Fiddler’s Dream

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

With October 7 set as the release date for Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland’s first solo record in ten years time, we took advantage of an opportunity to speak with Michael about the new album, and what has changed for him artistically over the past decade. […]


Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In the book, Savage seeks […]


2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winners were chosen over this past weekend at the 45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Over the years, their National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and their National Bluegrass Banjo Championship have come to be recognized as among the most prestigious competitions of their kind […]


Rounder reissues classic Mark O’Connor albums

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In tandem with the release of Coming Home, their recent album for O’Connor Band, Rounder Records has reached back into the vault and issued digital re-releases of three Mark O’Connor albums from the 1970s. These were recorded and released as LPs while Mark was a pre-teen […]


2016 Grand Masters winners

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The winners from this past weekend’s Grand Master Fiddler Championship at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, have been posted online. Held annually, the competition is an open format where fiddlers (and their accompanists) are eligible for more than $10,000 in […]


Hoot Hester passes

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hoot Hester, Kentucky fiddler and noted Nashville session player, has died today. He was 65 years of age and had been struggling with cancer. Born Hubert Duane Hester on August 13, 1951, Hoot had worked as a staff musician at the Grand Ole Opry, and played for a time […]


Greg Moore to Hillbilly Gypsies

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Greg Moore to the band on fiddle. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner, the Gypsies have been working the bluegrass festival circuit in the southeastern US for many years. Moore, know as […]


Fiddlevideo.com joins the online instruction field

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Revolutions can sweep away what came before them in swift and surprising ways, and we see that in the manner that music education has changed in the digital and internet age. New companies appear on a regular basis that take advantage of technological innovations that can bring […]


Carroll County Blues from The Western Flyers

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wild Blue Yonder is the debut album from The Western Flyers, a new western swing outfit that features the sparkling fiddle of Katie Glassman, the 2016 Swing Fiddling champion at the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest in Weiser, ID. In addition to Katie’s fiddle, this sizzling hot trio boasts […]