Patt & I were privileged to a have a really nice trip out west this Summer. We were invited to[…]Read more
What is AQLF? Well my friends that stands for Association Québécoise des Loisirs Folkloriques or literally Quebec Association of Folk[…]Read more
Here’s a little photo gallery of some of the great musicians we heard at the AQLF – Quebec City Chapter[…]Read more
Here’s a tune I wrote while messing about a few years ago trying to learn some hambos for our contra[…]Read more
One of the questions “non-believers” often ask is how can God or Santa Claus possibly be omniscient, all-knowing and remember[…]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.
We’re in Kalamazoo this weekend for a little good music. Had a nice time at the jam session at the[…]Read more
Welcome to another exciting episode of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show. Know you’re gonna love it! Today on the program we pull from a big metal box of square dance 78s and take whatever wierdness happens as it comes. Big Fun!!Read more
Week before last we took in another of the ocassional Scottish fiddle sessions at the Duke of Perth in Chicago’s Lakeview[…]Read more
Hey folks. If you’re looking for my page of fiddle tune notation or “dots” it’s down for a little while.[…]Read more