Wednesday Tune-Fix: Pike’s Peak

This tune was recorded in 1933 by Ted Sharp who hailed from the Arkansas Ozarks. The band Hinman, Sharp and Hinman recorded this rendition. As you’ll hear it’s one HOT! fiddle rag/breakdown. It was issued on several LP anthologies by County and others. Search your favorite streaming service and you’ll likely find it, as well.

It’s become one of our favorites for square dances as you can really make it move out. It’s also a great old-time session tune. Get the “dots” here: under “Pieces”. I’ve taught this at several workshops and you’ll get a little sample below.

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