Tag: fiddle

Bill Birchfield passes

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Traditional and old time musician Bill Birchfield has died this morning (May 15), after having suffered a stroke last night. He was known widely as both a banjo picker and fiddler, and for his many years with the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, with whom he performed […]

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Well-deserved honor for Fletcher Bright

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Most musicians have strong memories about the turning points in their careers, and that’s certainly true for octogenarian Fletcher Bright, who says his came in the late 1980s after he’d been performing professionally for more than 40 years with his band, the Dismembered Tennesseans. It […]

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Johnny Gimble passes 

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Legendary fiddle player Johnny Gimble passed away on Saturday morning, May 9, 2015, at a nursing facility in Marble Falls, just west of Austin, due to complications from several strokes he had suffered in recent years. He was 88 years old. John Paul Gimble was […]

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Casey Driessen to Berklee’s Valencia campus

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fiddler extraordinaire, and Berklee grad, Casey Driessen, has accepted a teaching position at the Berklee College of Music’s European campus in Valencia, Spain. He will direct a masters program in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) that is not instrument specific. Driessen came up as a bluegrass fiddler, but since […]

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Tex Logan quite ill

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Through his daughter, Jody, we have learned that renowned fiddler and bluegrass personality, Tex Logan, is in very poor health. He has been hospitalized for much of April with a variety of issues, but has just recently suffered a heart attack and is experiencing kidney […]

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Free fiddle tunes from Rayna Gellert

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old time fiddle master Rayna Gellert has a unique approach to instruction on her web site. As a service to her many fans and followers, she has posted a series of fiddle tune videos, during which she simply plays through each tune twice – at […]

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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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