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It’s Big Fiddle Show/Camp Possum Newsletter!!
THE TUNE OF THE WEEK IS DARLING NELLY GRAY
This newsletter serves double-duty for both our YouTube broadcasts and our patrons. So if some things are listed as Patron-Only you’ll need to be logged in at patreon.com/charliewalden to view them.
Did you know patrons get discounts on Big Fiddle Show & Camp Possum merch, plus free access to over 400 fiddle tune transcriptions and 50% off Bandcamp downloads. Plus it’s a super chill way to support the Big Fiddle Show! Become a patron today at patreon.com/charliewalden.
We’re doing EIGHT! live streams this week, including instructional session for fiddle, mandolin & guitar, The Wednesday Night Session, The Ukulele Tiki Partay Tune, The Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay & Camp Possum on Saturday. Plus we have a new Facebook livestreaming jam session on Sundays 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.
Camp Possum Wednesday Session – 8:00 PM CT. CLICK HERE!
Lay back like a pre-stuffed turkey and enjoy some of your favorite fiddle tunes, plus the usual strange features and hi-jinx. Chat with us on-line. Make requests by texting the Hotline (847) 920-7587 or message us at BigFiddleShow@gmail.com. Somebody’s going to win the “Pilgrim Possum”.
The Ukulele Tiki Partay tune of the Week is a Slow Boat to China. Join the old flip-flop wearing castaway for a quick lesson on this tune and then play along during the Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay Friday night. 11:00 AM Central on Friday. CLICK HERE!
We’re doing Darling Nelly Gray this week – the instrumental version. We’ll be playing it in G. The tune was a song written by Ohioan Benjamin Hanby in 1856. Read more about the song at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelly_Gray_(song) Then we’ll have our jam session from our growing collection of Camp Possum tunes!
Instructional Livestreams for Camp Possum
Instructional livestreams are 11:00 Central Time. Immediately after they are archived and available at patreon.com/charliewalden. Fiddle is on Tuesday, mandolin on Wednesday & guitar back-up on Thursday. Just click the the lesson of your choice. The livestreams will continue to be public during the “troubles”, but to review lessons in archive you need to be a patron. Join today!
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.