Tag: fiddle

bluegrass

Glen Duncan – A Master of the Bluegrass Fiddle

Glen Duncan is a fiddle player who has played with Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Johnny Cash and other important Bluegrass and Country musicians , and he has done a lot of studio work in Nashville.

I have recently compiled a playlist with videos with Glen Duncan.

The History of Bluegrass Legend Glen Duncan

Playlist Glen Duncan

Glen Duncan: A Standout Fiddler in a Crowd of Pickers

“There”s thirteen-hundred and fifty-two guitar pickers in Nashville, and they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee anthill.”

No player in Nashville is more capable than Glen Duncan. A multi-instrumentalist who specializes in fiddle, Duncan’s discography contains more album titles than some people’s entire CD collections.

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Sugar in the Gourd – A great fiddle tune

Today I have played some tunes from Butch Baldassari’s book 30 Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin Taught by Butch Baldassari – including a tune named “Sugar in the Gourd” which was fun to play.

I have looked for some youtube videos and found some great performances of this tune as well as some very old recordings like the following recorded in 1930:

SUGAR IN THE GOURD by Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett and Clayton McMichen. Recorded in 1930. Good, old timey foot stompin’ hillbilly music. Enjoy!

 

Sugar in the Gourd is an oldtime tune, but it is also a tune that can be played in a bluegrass style. It is mostly played by the fiddle, the other instruments are mostly playing the acompaniment.

I recommend that you listen to my playlist and select your favorite version of the tune. The tune is a fast tune, a good tune to practice speed.

Sugar in the gourd was the song of the week in the Mandolin Cafe in May 2012 – in the thread about this tune you can find more information and other videos with mandolins.

Playlist “Sugar in the Gourd”

 

Sheet music

I can recommend the Butch Baldassari book – the tunes are all great to play and the CD that comes with the book helps to play the tunes properly.

You can find some free sheet music links for Sugar in the Gourd in my link collection sugar in the gourd

“30 Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin Taught by Butch Baldassari” (amazon partnerlink)

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Dry And Dusty live at the Portland Oldtime Music…

I have discovered Dry and Dusty in the youtube channel Mark’s Memories and I have listened to the show they played at the Portland Oldtime Music Gathering now for several times.

Description from the Dry and Dusty facebook page

Dry and Dusty is an old-time sister duo from Bellingham and sometimes Spokane, Washington. The band is made up of Ruthie and Sally Jablonsky, who grew up playing music with their parents, hiking around in the desert singing cowboy songs, and learning the old tunes from their extended family at festivals and camps.

Dry and Dusty are playing and singing a great program of songs and instrumentals, with great harmony singing, a variety of instrumental combinations and humorous dialogs between the songs. If you like oldtime music you should watch the complete playlist.

Big Truck Driving Man is one of the great songs with mandolin and guitar accompaniment:

08 Dry And Dusty 2014-01-18 Big Truck Driving Man

Sally does also play the banjo in clawhammer style – a great example is the last song of the show:

14 Dry And Dusty 2014-01-18 Morning Bell

Playlist – Dry And Dusty live at the Portland Oldtime Music Gathering in Portland, Oregon on 1/18/2014.

Dry And Dusty live at the Portland Oldtime Music Gathering in Portland, Oregon on 1/18/2014 performing Sal, Would You Marry Me.

Sally Jablonsky: guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals
Ruthie Jablonsky: guitar, fiddle and vocals

Support the artists by seeing them live and buying their official merchandise.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/dryanddusty http://www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering/

Set list: Sal, Would You Marry Me / Weary Blues / Chadwell’s Station / Katie Dear / Paradise / Old Granny Blair / Mean Mama / Big Truck Driving Man / Instrumental / The Dying Californian / Glitter / Jenny Baker / Maybe Someday / Morning Bell

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzXGd8kyK27gewg0cMsNqGeLct90CcWyr

Additional information

Playlists in youtube channel Mark’s Memories

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Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves – Mandolin and Fiddle

Mandolin and Fiddle – Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves

Jake Jolliff belongs to the great young mandolin players in the uSA. He plays in the band Joy Kills Sorrow, but also as a duo together with Alex Hargreaves on the fiddle.

A complete concert of the duo has recently been filmed and is available at youtube – see my playlist below.

Her is a video from the beginning of 2010 – almost three years ago:

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves playing Old Dangerfield at the Ken Cartwright Performing Arts Center in Stayton, Or. on the 3rd of January, 2010.

Pictures from this concert: http://staytondailyphoto.com/2010/01/alex-hargreaves-jake-jolliff-concert/

and: http://www.flickr.com/photos/willamettevalley/sets/72157623126823902/detail/

The sister of Alex Hargreaves – Tatiana Hargreaves – played some pieces with her viola in this concert – another great sound to discover:

Tatiana Hargreaves Shows the Boyz

… almost 3 years later the duo sounds like this – again Old Dangerfield to compare with the first video:

04 Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves 2012-12-16 Old Dangerfield

Now the complete playlist of the current concert:

Playlist 2012

Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves live at the Newberg Music Center in Newberg, Oregon on 12/16/2012.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzXGd8kyK27haQQzhUQz7RrM1vCQRzzI1

Enjoy Jake Jolliff und Alex Hargreaves – mandolin and fiddle!