Tag: fiddle

Casey Driessen to Berklee’s Valencia campus

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Tex Logan quite ill

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Free fiddle tunes from Rayna Gellert

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rayna Gellert

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 […]


Fiddlin’ Billy Hurt – all the fiddle you can handle

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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, […]


Daniel Greeson – 15 Fiddle Tunes

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Growing bluegrass music in Reno

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Carley Arrowood to Darin & Brooke

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Dale Potter and Buck Ryan reissues from Rural Rhythm

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Bob Wills Fiddle Fest

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Walking Distance – John Mailander

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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, […]