You know about archipelagos, right? It means a group or chain of islands. In the USA we think the Aleutians,[…]Read more
I’ve always thought that the best darn tune book in the world is Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes. Now to commemorate[…]Read more
Here’s a little photo gallery of some of the great musicians we heard at the AQLF – Quebec City Chapter[…]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.
Week before last we took in another of the ocassional Scottish fiddle sessions at the Duke of Perth in Chicago’s Lakeview[…]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
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
Patt and I are tickled to be leading a new monthly instrumental fiddle session starting this coming Wednesday, January 24,[…]Read more
OK, we’re really on a run here with Lyman Enloe tunes. What’s not to like, right? Here’s one in Bb-flat[…]Read more