Gunnar and Fred performed live in Searcy, AR

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  • #88545
    FrederickFrederick
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    Today, the 6th of April, Gunnar Salyer and yours truly met each other in person and performed at the Evan Urley Performing Arts Center in Searcy, AR! (Okay, it was only just the two of us in the parking lot but we had a super great time. lol.)

    Gunnar played one of my fiddles (the 1834 one) and one of his (an unusual-shaped fiddle with great tone and projection). I played his banjo and he played his dobro and we picked some Bluegrass.

    I enjoyed every moment with him as I figured I would after having “known” him on BGD for a couple of years now.

    I’ll be uploading pictures as I’m sure Gunnar will, too. Stay tuned.   🙂

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    #88548
    FrederickFrederick
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    Notice Gunnar’s wrists. One is holding the bow perfectly and the other is straight and poised perfectly for getting notes with a minimum of effort. Way to go, Gunnar!

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    #88550
    fiddlewoodfiddlewood
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    Great! Wonderful that you two found it possible to meet up!

    #88551
    cricketcricket
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    Wow!  Now that sounds thrilling!  Happy you guys got together.

    #88554
    FrederickFrederick
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    Thanks Dave and Peggy. I’ve got a few more pictures but with my pea-sized brain, it’s so difficult to upload a simple picture (jpg) on this site.

    #88555
    cricketcricket
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    I wouldn’t dare think of your brain as any sort of legume, Fred…lol…there’s gotta be an enormous buncha smart up there, going by the stuff you’ve done.  You hit that little mountain thing, the last icon in the row of icons in the text box, then put the photo in the space it gives you, then you have to wait a few minutes (probably more like seconds, but it seems like a long time), to see the photo and then hit “submit” and the photo is there.  If I’m remembering right…it’s tricky getting a photo on this site.  Hope you can show us more with your meeting with Gunnar!

    #88557
    FrederickFrederick
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    Gunnar plays “Chinese Breakdown” in the key of D like a pro!

    #88559
    FrederickFrederick
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    Thanks a bunch, Peggy. I’m just too impatient. 🙂

    #88562
    cricketcricket
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    I hear ya…I am too.  Technology drives me batty, and at the same time I depend on it for 100 percent of my connection with the world as far as music goes…which makes me even more at odds with how technology yanks me around…lol.

    Did Gunnar bring all of his instruments along?

    #88563
    FrederickFrederick
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    Here’s his banjo, Dobro, fiddle and accordian. He may of had some other instruments in the trunk. 🙂

    #88567
    Nancy BitterNancy Bitter
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    KCan’t wait to see videos !!!

    #88568
    FrederickFrederick
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    Sorry, Nancy. Neither one of us thought to take videos. That would have been really nice, too. Drat it. Oh well, maybe next time. 🙂

    #88571
    MariaRMariaR
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    That’s really cool you guys got together! It sounds like you had a lot of fun.

    #88572
    FrederickFrederick
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    We sure did, Maria. I hope I get to see him again some time. 🙂

    #88578
    FrederickFrederick
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    Here’s another picture of Gunnar playing fiddle:

    #88579
    FrederickFrederick
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    Peggy says: “I hear ya…I am too. Technology drives me batty, and at the same time I depend on it for 100 percent of my connection with the world as far as music goes…which makes me even more at odds with how technology yanks me around…lol.”

    Sorry, Peggy, I forgot to respond to you earlier post. I absolutely understand your thoughts about technology yanking one around. Been yanked so hard I hurt all over! I think I’m finally getting a little handle on latency. Time will tell.

    #88580
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Is his case for two fiddles???  Or am I seeing that wrong?  Anyway…cool Gunnar photos…

    Good luck with the Battle of the Latency…may the force be with you.

    #88584
    fiddlewoodfiddlewood
    Participant

    I think he’s trying out Freds’ fiddle.

    #88585
    FrederickFrederick
    Participant

    Hi Peggy and Dave. Dave’s right, Gunnar’s playing my 1834 fiddle and my French fiddle is waiting patiently in the case. (it’s tuned in AEAC#). I played Black Mountain Rag with it while Gunnar played his fiddle along with me, later on.

    The fiddle that Gunnar had with him has an unusual shape and kind of sounds like a Baroque instrument to me anyways. Gunnar’s amazing with all the instruments he plays!

    He’s enjoying himself in Nashville at present at Banjo Ben’s Banjo Camp.

    The Battle of Latency in the year 2021! lol

    #88602
    Gunnar SalyerGunnar Salyer
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    I only got a couple pictures, I’ll try and upload soon.

    I just realized I haven’t been on here in a while, but I’m still alive and fiddling. It was really cool to get to meet Fred!

    I’ve been having a lot of fun in Nashville and North Georgia too

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