Tag: fiddle

Fiddlin’ Billy Hurt – all the fiddle you can handle

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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I suppose I should admit to a bias right up front. Billy Hurt, Jr. is a good friend of mine, and one of my favorite fiddlers in all of bluegrass and old time music. We’ve played a lot of music together, talked a lot more, […]

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Daniel Greeson – 15 Fiddle Tunes

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The latest release from Patuxent Records’ astounding youth movement is a self-titled fiddle album from Jamestown, NC bowman Daniel Greeson. For a musician not yet 18 years old, Mr. Greeson displays a remarkable command of bluegrass fiddle, and of the classic tunes and sterling players […]

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Growing bluegrass music in Reno

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Surely many of our readers live in areas that might be described as a “bluegrass wasteland.” These may be places where some bluegrass fans may live, but no one is actively sponsoring or promoting the music at live shows. Or it could be a spot where the locals just […]

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Carley Arrowood to Darin & Brooke

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Darin & Brooke Aldridge have announced that Carley Arrowood is the new fiddler in their band, filling the spot vacated when Becky Buller left to pursue her solo career earlier this Fall. At just 18 years of age, Carley has already assembled an enviable record […]

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Dale Potter and Buck Ryan reissues from Rural Rhythm

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rural Rhythm has released two new titles in their Heritage Collection Series featuring two of the most celebrated fiddlers from the early days of bluegrass. Like the other Heritage reissues, these new releases are offered in both CD and download formats. From 1967 comes Hoe […]

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Bob Wills Fiddle Fest

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Sixty five contestants from 10 states converged on Greenville, Texas last weekend to compete in the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest and honor the “King of Western Swing.” As a “cousin to bluegrass,” western swing continues to be a popular musical genre in much […]

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Walking Distance – John Mailander

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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John Mailander is the latest bright light in the fiddle world to emerge from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he has studied under the tutelage of Darol Anger and developed into an adventurous and extremely capable player. His debut solo album, Walking Distance, […]

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Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]

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Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their prominence in the music industry. […]

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Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

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