Woah Nellie! It’s another edition of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show – Tunes with Don. It’s Don sawing the fiddle and me on the starvation box playing tunes, telling jokes, listening to the Hotline and crackin’ wise on the important topics of the day – NOT!! Don plays Leake County Two-Step, Ora Lee, Green Willis & Lafayette. A very strange man calls us, he’s a veteran and he observed something quite odd on his a radar set during the Cold War. There are many puns and odd sounds to boot.Read more
It’s another edition of Tuesday Tunes with Don, this time on Friday. Who could have guessed it. Recorded live and simulcast on both Twitch and YouTube at 11:00 AM on February 14, 2020. Valentine’s Day for you lovers out there. Don plays some great tunes in this episode and we launch the WORLD PREMIERE of a new tune – The Illinois Bicentennial Schottische. Get the music by emailing BigFiddleShow@gmail.com. We take two crazy calls from the hotline – WHOA NELLIE!!Read more
Hey everybody it’s Possum’s Big Fiddle Show @NITE! We play along with the greatest fiddlers of all time on YouTube and you can, too! Tonight it’s Tommy Jackson. The Wiley Ol’ Possum plays Liberty, Ragtime Annie, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Chinese Breakdown and many more!Read more
Permit me set the scene for you. You’re at Clifftop. It’s Saturday night after the contests have concluded. It’s been[…]Read more
It’s BigFiddleShow@NITE! for February 11, 2020. We played from a list of six Andy DeJarlis tune tongiht: Romeo’s First Change, Andy’s Centennial Two-Step, Golden Boy Two-Step, Backwoodsman’s Reel, Jimmy’s Jig and The Lucky Trapper Reel. Join in the fun next time and get your fiddle out and play along.Read more
A Review written by Charlie Walden Well, what do you know? My buddy John Williams has a new album release[…]Read more
I’m back with my sidekick Don playing tunes and cracking wise. In this episode we take more bizarro calls from the Hotline and play tunes like “The Battle of Brewersville, “Old French” and “Old-Time Billy in the Lowground”. Plus there’s a new Mystery Tune! Join in the fun by calling 847-920-7587.Read more
This past October 10 to 14, 2019, marked the 32nd annual Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival (SAFF) held in the Shetland Islands. In my last post I told you how to get to Shetland from America. This is part one about our experience at the festival and focuses on the festival club and the various venues around the islands. For a quick overview refer to the festival program HERE. More information is available at the festival website https://www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com/.
I play you some tunes on the electric fiddle, too: a tune from Missouri called 50 Years Ago Waltz, a Shetland tune by Ronnie Cooper called Miss Susan Cooper and the Canadian Jig composed by Ned Landry called Ripple Rock Jig.
The next podcast and post will tell you all about the Festival Club sessions, the Grand Dance at the Clickimin Center and the Garrison Theatre Concerts.Read more
Hey, how would you like to have your latest album release reviewed on an upcoming episode of Possum’s Big Fiddle[…]Read more
It’s a Christmas Eve Spectacular on another Tuesday Tunes with Don. We give away the tickets to Possum’s Big Fiddle Show on Ice. Don tells about the time he got his car stolen. Then we play several of the good old good’uns including: Blue Mule, Old Time Johnny Don’t Come Home Drunk, Get Aboard the Ship, Fireman’s Dance Cotillion and “The Mystery Tune”.Read more