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Week 1 : June 6 - 11th
Week 2 : June 13 - 18th
" FIDDLER ON THE HOOF "
FIDDLE - HORSE CAMP June 27 - July 1, 2004
Fiddle Instructors are : Kimber Ludiker & Lynae Dufresne
July 5th - 11th, 2004
July 27-Aug. 1
Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp - SOLD OUT
Johnny Gimble! - Times to be Announced
Work Shop! - Info TBA
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Georgia Slim Rutland - This is a new find for me and quite interesting.... hard to know what came from were after hearing this, but I do think it is worth a listen. It is rumored that Howdy Forester wrote a reel for this man - Rutland's Reel... this can be heard on The Texas String Drive CD. Many speculations have been made about Mr. Rutland's connection to Texas style and I suppose one day I will know the real story....This CD is totally RAW... no backup at all.... very interesting.
A new find for me... this stuff is waygood! I was blown away by it! Get it NOW!
Matt has won many fiddle contests including State Championships in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi. The top 3 in the Tennessee State Championship, 1st place in Branson Missouri and the top three in Mt. View Arkansas. In addition to contests, Matt plays for dances regularly.Matt learned directly from some of Missouri's best. "Picking the brains" of fiddlers like Pete McMahan, Gene Goforth, Taylor McBaine, Jr. Marriott, Charlie Waldon and many others. He heard a tape of Texas fiddler, Terry Morris, and it started his search for more fiddling like it. He traveled the country learning from other great fiddlers like JT Perkins, Kenny Baker, Orville Burns, and Louis Franklin to name a few.
Texas Swing In three part harmony! These Girls have really GOT IT!
Scroll way down the link page to find Rudi's CD's... Read about Rudi !
This CD features Dick Barrett, one of the best traditional fiddle players in the country, his talented wife Lisa, and two of their gifted apprentices,John Owens Lardinois,Jr. and Preston Schmidt. The deeply rooted music, presented here in 29 tracks, is intertwined with colorful interviews that illustrate how the fiddle tradition and this master fiddler's life have shaped one another.
Jimmie Don Bates of Austin, wanted to create a band that incorporated contest style fiddling with emphasis on twin fiddles and banjo. The band started through music at a fiddlers jam session hosted by Artz Rib House. Jimmie Don met banjo player Rolf Sieker and began to jam, creating two-part harmonies for the fiddle and banjo. Roberta Rast, Bob Pool and James Wright joined the group shortly after, adding twin fiddle and rhythm. Texas String Drive was named to represent acoustic music from Texas and the drive or groove that fiddlers try to achieve when jamming and competing in fiddle contests.
Texas Old Time Fiddling traditionally has been passed down from one fiddler to another from one generation to the next. For many years, sheet music and recordings were hard to find. Lovers of the music attended contests, performances and jam sessions to learn from others, incorporating various styles and textures into their music.
If you knew Benny Thomassons music, you may recognize his teachings in this recording, as most of the breakdowns and rags recorded here were learned from Benny. I first met Benny in 1956, when I was 13 years old, and Benny had just become the two time World Champion Fiddler at Crockett, Texas. I got to know Benny, who, in my opinion, is the greatest fiddler I ever met. I had played the mandolin since I was six, but after I met Benny, I couldn'tt get enough of him or his music, and immediately started taking fiddle lessons from him. Benny went on to win his third World Championship at Crockett in 1957, and, thanks largely to Bennys tutelage, I was fortunate in following him to be only the second ever to win that honor three times consecutively in 1959, 60 and 61.
For help in fiddle study I recommend 3 CD's of Mark's - "The
Championship Years" ,
Nothin' like getting it straight from the horses mouth! These
recordings where made on the campground at Weiser. You won't find a finer example of true
Texas Style anywhere.
Now here is the original source of Texas Style Fiddle. Eck has the distinction of recording the very first country recordings in history. These date back to 1923 and are the source of all Texas Style fiddle as we know it!
This CD was nominated for a Grammy!
The Franklin Brother's who are noted for originating Texas Guitar Back up Join Matt and Danita for some laid back Texas fiddle and twin arrangements. Guitar players stick out your ear! Beginner fiddlers will find this CD easier then many to learn from due to the slower tempo's. Matt is a 2 time Grand National Champion and Danita is the first woman in history to become a Grand National Champ and she did it three times,1998 and 2000 & 2001!
Noted for many decades for his talent in Texas Swing, Johnny Gimble is one of the greats!
A Canadian Fiddler who took Weiser by storm in '99, Shane has MASTERED Mark O'Connor's style. You'll find his Canadian tunes interesting also.
For fun take a peek at online video's from Weiser!
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These CD's are a must for any fiddle recording library! Once you get to the site by clicking the link
.......enter "fiddle" in the search box.
Hear how Chris developed what Terry had taught her into her own style.