Possum is joined by his sidekick Wichita. We play a few tunes, most notably the Belvidere Hornpipe. We also discuss our recent trip to Clifftop, try to annoy “Butters the Cat”, Un-box a package that arrives from Amazon during the broadcast, listen to some calls from the hotline and finish off with an old quadrille.Read more
Patt & I were privileged to a have a really nice trip out west this Summer. We were invited to[…]Read more
Square Dance 78s, Solomon Family, Calvin Vollrath, Teddy Roosevelt
In this exciting episode your host plays more 78s from the “Square Dance Box”. This is a heavy metal case of square dance records from the 1950s that Patt’s mother picked up at a thrift shop in Sarasota some years back. There a passle of 78 rpm records in it plus notes and set lists used by a real working Western-Style square dance caller. Quite a find. I’ll also play you a little bit of the Solomon family and a cut from a new CD by Calvin Vollrath’s I picked up at Pembroke last year.
BTW, our good friends Heidi and Chris Germain were in town last weekend from Philly. We had a nice visit and even threw a little music party Saturday night. So here’s a special shoutout to them.
People said it couldn’t be done – like the moon landing (which actually was done on a hurriedly assembled movie set in El Segundo – but that’s a topic for another podcast). Still, here they are – Get Up in the Cool’s Cameron DeWhitt and Possum’s Big Fiddle Show’s Charlie Walden squaring of before your very eyes and/or ears.
This is the crossover podcast extravaganza of the millenium. There’s patter on everything from beer to Garth Brooks to Bluegrass and back to beer, too! Recorded right on the spot at the 2018 Brandywine Revival Festival on June 16, 2018.
We cut down on some banjo & fiddle duets, too. You’ll hear an Ozarks hoe-down Humansville, Kenny Baker’s Brandywine, Pete McMahan’s versions Talk to Dinah & Virginia Darlin’, a Canadian import (duty-free!) Whiskey Before Breakfast and lastly Buddy Thomas’ Turkey in the Pea Patch.Read more
This tune was recorded in 1933 by Ted Sharp who hailed from the Arkansas Ozarks. The band Hinman, Sharp and[…]Read more
It happening again! — the Patt and Possum monthly fiddle session at Kafein. Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 to 9:30 PM[…]Read more
This is great little tune from the Missouri Valley region that we got from Dwight Lamb. The tune is set[…]Read more
Tennessee Rag is a hoe-down I learned from Pete McMahan. Pete got the tune from a recording of the great[…]Read more
Another Nile Wilson hoe-down called Oak Ridge Stomp, this time in the key of D. It’s a snappy little piece[…]Read more
This another of Nile Wilson’s tunes called the Tie-Hacker #1 (of course there’s a #2). The tie-hackers were itinerant railroad laborers[…]Read more