Big Fiddle Show / Camp Possum Newsletter for October 27, 2020

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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.

We’re doing seven live streams this week, including the three duffer classes, The Wednesday Night Session, The Ukulele Tiki Partay Tune, The Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay & Camp Possum on Saturday.

The Camp Possum Wednesday Nite Session is back! 8:00 PM CT. CLICK HERE!

This week on the Big Fiddle Show @ Nite with Patt it’s the Halloween Special. You’ll enjoy the usual brace of fiddle tunes and the Big Ukulele Tune will be “The Hukilau Song”. There’ll be more gags and gimmicks, the Halloween slide show and musical guests Texas mandolin champ Chip Bach and Missouri fiddler & violinmaker extraordinaire Chris Germain.  And we’re going to name “The Little Man”. Somebody’s going to win “Franken Possum”. It all starts at 8:00 PM Central this Friday. CLICK HERE!

WOW! Saturday morning, 11:00 to 12:30 Central.  CLICK HERE! We’re on to the next 25 tunes starting with Nile Wilson’s Oak Ridge Stomp.

We’re coming into the home stretch folks. Let’s finish up in the key of C. I’ve selected two tunes for closing out the Duffers series. First it’s the Rose Waltz, a tune from the Missouri Valley. Then we’ll finish up with a Pete McMahan tune called Ford One Step. NEXT WEEK IS GRADUATION TIME!! YAAY!!

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FIDDLE FOR DUFFERS TUESDAY @  11:00 CENTRAL

MANDOLIN FOR DUFFERS THURSDAY @ Noon CENTRAL

GUITAR BACK-UP FOR DUFFERS THURSDAY @ 11:00 CENTRAL

The Ukulele Tiki Partay tune of the Week is “The Hukilau Song”. Join the old flip-flop wearing castaway for a quick lesson on this tune and then join in during the Big Fiddle Show Tiki Partay Friday night. 11:00 AM Central on Friday. CLICK HERE!

Let us know you’re out there. Email to bigfiddleshow@gmail.com.