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
Woah there hoss! It’s another Episode of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show @NITE! What to we do on PBFS@NITE! you may ask. Well pard’, we play along with the greatest fiddlers of all time on YouTube and you can play right along. Tonite we’re sawin’ along with Ontario fiddle legend Ward Allen. Tonight it’s Maple Leaf Two-Step, Blue Pacific Hornpipe, Fiddler’s Dream, Marie Ann Reel, The Old Box Stove, Snowflake Reel, and finally the beautiful Peek-A-Boo Waltz. Get your fiddle out and join in!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
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
Released in late 2019 is The Old Texas Fiddle Vol. III (Tiki Parlour Recordings – oldtimetikiparlour.com/) by Tricia Spencer &[…]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
You know about archipelagos, right? It means a group or chain of islands. In the USA we think the Aleutians,[…]Read more
I’ve always thought that the best darn tune book in the world is Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes. Now to commemorate[…]Read more
Here’s a little photo gallery of some of the great musicians we heard at the AQLF – Quebec City Chapter[…]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.