It’s The Big Fiddle Show/Camp Possum Newsletter!! (December 9, 2020)
THE TUNE OF THE WEEK IS OLD JOE!
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This newsletter serves double-duty for both our YouTube & Facebook followers and our subscribers at Patreon. So if some things are listed as Patron-Only you’ll need to be logged in at patreon.com/charliewalden to view them.
Our YouTube livestreams this week are The Wednesday Night Session, The Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay on Friday & Camp Possum on Saturday. Plus we have a Facebook livestreaming jam session/workshop on Sunday at 2:00 PM CST on the KDHX St. Louis Folk School Facebook page. Go LIKE them and you’ll get notified when we go on-line.
Join Patt & me for a jam session of fiddle tunes. You know reels, waltzes, quadrilles, jigs, two-steps, etc. & etc. Make your requests via live chat or call the Hotline at (847) 920-7587. We’ll play tunes from anywhere so long as we can remember how they go! Our “starter” tunes for this week are: Bear Creek Hop A, Little Home in WV A, Frenchie’s Reel Bb, Mother’s Reel C, Cincinnati Hornpipe D, Forked Deer D, Johnny Don’t Come Home Drunk D, Snowflake Reel D, Nobody’s Business D, Art Wooten’s Hornpipe G
Four of our fiddle friends from Quebec have sent us videos of their performances so we’ll take this opportunity to have a Quebecois fiddle music special edition of the Big Fiddle Show! Somebody’s going to win the “Quebec Possum”. Plus we’ll give away more tickets to Mando Mule on Ice! Chat with your friends during the show online. Make requests by texting the Hotline (847) 920-7587 or message us at BigFiddleShow@gmail.com.
Join us every Saturday morning for Camp Possum. This week we’re learning Old Joe, a great Missouri Valley fiddle tune in C. Get the dots, mando TAB and chords at patreon.com/charliewalden. We have a PDF tunebook available in both standard notation & mandolin TAB. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Big Fiddle Show – The Pre-Show
Come over to twitch.tv/bigfiddleshow before each Big Fiddle Show broadcast and enjoy the pre-show. Watch Patt & I warm-up and chat with us before the show. To get notified follow me on Twitch or join my Discord and you’ll get a message when the program goes live.
The Big Fiddle Show now has a discord server!
What is discord?? It’s an online service that permits the creation of a community of folks with a similar interest. In this case, patrons & fans of the Big Fiddle Show. Think of it as Facebook without the toxicity and advertising.
What can you do with it. There are text channels you can use it to find out what’s going on with Camp Possum, The Big Fiddle Show and also new and featured offerings on our Patreon. You can post and comment. Most importantly you can share and interact with other members of the server directly. There are even voice channels which you can pop onto and share live video with other members to show something you’ve learned, share a new tune, etc. The best part is none of it is public. It’s only available to members of the server.
There is a free public space and patron-only areas. Check it out by clicking the logo below. If you’re a patron connect to discord with your Patreon account to gain full access. Click the graphic below linked to an invite to my discord server.