Category: Fiddablog

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2016 Fiddle Camp Recital

How hard it is to put into words all that Fiddle Camp entails:  Old friends, new friends, family, watermelon (always), tennis, ice cream, the Fiddle Camp News, jackets, blankets, strings and tape, children buried in the sandbox, laughter and a

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In Memory of Bobby Martin

Today I was saddened to learn about the death of drummer Robert “Bobby” Martin. He was diagnosed only weeks ago with terminal cancer, at the age of 59. I first met Bobby at the Fiddler’s Conventions in the late 1980s.

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All I want for Christmas is some quiet please

The “Twelve Tunes of Christmas” had to be put on hold for a couple of days because my house was not quiet enough to record any lessons.  I am convinced there is no sound in the world to equal that

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Hart Square

We stepped back in time for a few brief hours… and how hard it was to step forward again.  What a privilege to make some music at Hart Square, the largest privately owned 19th century log village in the world. 

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Earl Scruggs Center

We played a concert recently at the beautiful Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of

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