Tag: fiddle

Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Dan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]

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Bluegrass evolution viewed from afar

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Our occasional correspondent Tara Linhardt is spending several months again this year in her adopted second homeland of Nepal. She shared these thoughts from afar about the cultural traditions of native Nepalese music, how they are changing in our more interconnected world, and the parallels […]

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Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]

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Hey, Fletcher Bright… What’s in your case?

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Here is a new moon report from Lisa Jacobi, with another of her “What’s in your case?” video episodes. This time it’s with her friend, and fiddle wizard, Fletcher Bright. As Lisa tells us, “He hangs the moon” for her. What is with this girl and the lunar […]

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Skipping Rocks – Ken & Brad Kolodner

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although old-time music has recently experienced a surge in popularity, most of the groups who bill themselves as old-time are of the string band variety, with a focus on banjo and fiddle music. An instrument that’s often neglected in the traditional music world, despite its […]

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Master fiddle contest list

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning has done a great service for folks who run the fiddle contest circuit every year – and people who simply enjoy attending. She has compiled a master list of the many competitions held each year, searchable by state or date. Chowning is […]

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Fiddlers 20 from Fiddler magazine

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fiddler magazine has come up with a unique way to celebrate their 20th year of publishing. They have released a retrospective CD/book package called Fiddlers 20 which includes transcriptions and recordings by 20 artists featured in the magazine over that same number of years. True […]

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F&R Stewart Violins

| January 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Poor Ron Stewart… he just doesn’t have enough to do. In addition to recording and touring with The Boxcars, he is among the most in-demand producers and session players in bluegrass, on both banjo and fiddle. On off days, he works on fiddles with his […]

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New Years nightmare for Steve Thomas

| January 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
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While most of us were spending New Year’s Eve with family and friends, or maybe taking in a concert or jamming with friends, Steve Thomas, noted Nashville sideman and one half of bluegrass duo Newton & Thomas, spent his in the cold watching his home […]

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Byron Berline – A Fiddler’s Diary

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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While it is a known fact that Blue Grass Boy Doug Green keeps a diary recording his activities, it isn’t so well known that another bluegrass musician did so. Well, in fact, this book is based on journal entries by Byron Berline’s wife Bette and […]

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