Gunnar and Fred performed live in Searcy, AR
April 6, 2021 at 7:49 PM #88545
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. 🙂April 6, 2021 at 8:14 PM #88548
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!
April 6, 2021 at 9:26 PM #88550fiddlewoodParticipant
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Great! Wonderful that you two found it possible to meet up!April 6, 2021 at 10:33 PM #88551
Wow! Now that sounds thrilling! Happy you guys got together.April 7, 2021 at 6:36 PM #88554
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.April 7, 2021 at 8:13 PM #88555
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!April 7, 2021 at 9:20 PM #88557
Gunnar plays “Chinese Breakdown” in the key of D like a pro!April 7, 2021 at 9:26 PM #88559
Thanks a bunch, Peggy. I’m just too impatient. 🙂April 8, 2021 at 7:48 AM #88562
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?April 8, 2021 at 8:22 AM #88563
Here’s his banjo, Dobro, fiddle and accordian. He may of had some other instruments in the trunk. 🙂April 8, 2021 at 1:50 PM #88567Nancy BitterParticipant
KCan’t wait to see videos !!!April 8, 2021 at 3:41 PM #88568
Sorry, Nancy. Neither one of us thought to take videos. That would have been really nice, too. Drat it. Oh well, maybe next time. 🙂April 8, 2021 at 8:38 PM #88571MariaRParticipant
That’s really cool you guys got together! It sounds like you had a lot of fun.April 8, 2021 at 9:05 PM #88572
We sure did, Maria. I hope I get to see him again some time. 🙂April 9, 2021 at 4:18 PM #88578
Here’s another picture of Gunnar playing fiddle:April 9, 2021 at 4:22 PM #88579
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.April 9, 2021 at 7:44 PM #88580
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.April 10, 2021 at 12:17 AM #88584fiddlewoodParticipant
I think he’s trying out Freds’ fiddle.April 10, 2021 at 9:20 AM #88585
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! lolApril 14, 2021 at 11:53 PM #88602Gunnar SalyerParticipant
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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