Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Michael Richwine went to the last one in the spring and really liked it and got me interested. I might well try to go to this one myself. I love good fiddling. I mean, I LOVE good fiddling. Got it?! From what I understand this is a good place to meet some fine folks and to hear that fine fiddling. Compton Ridge campground is near Branson. COMPTON RIDGE LINK I forgot! Sept 15-16
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The weather turned good at the last minute and the rains stopped and the sun emerged with it not being too hot and the music commenced with a nice turnout. They do a nice job of it every year. The flatpicking guitar contest was pretty good with some good picking. About three guitars had some really nice tone. Some were duds. I don't know who won any of the contests yet. The banjo contest was a bit disappointing. One good clawhammer player to really take note of. The fiddling contest was good. Some really nice fiddlers. I missed the mandolin contest. Here are som
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Lee Sloan Here is a youtube of Lee with one of his fiddle students that he is backing up on guitar. I would suspect Lee picked this tune up from his Father. The teacher did well because this young lady does a fine job here I noticed what I think is a french canadian influence in this students style and I think you see it here particularly well. I would not call this missouri fiddling. I look forward to hearing Lee's fiddling to see if he retained (if he had it) the Missouri style. Or was he more in line with Tennessee? As for James Sloan, it seems he was a Barber and lived out his life at Oxly Mo. just a bit east of Doniphan and is buried at Oak Grove Cemetary with his wife. Below is a family photo taken at the family place in the thirties.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Leo Posch just announced he will have a booth with a number of instruments along for sale including #1 which formerly belonged to the late Roger Renfro. He hopes to get some jamming up. I will at least stop by and say hello. IMHO he is Kansas best luthier. Oh, I know there are others out there that are pretty good too. Leo is a great guy and makes some killer guitars. Stop by and check them out. I will be there for sure! I missed last year. Not this time.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Fiddle Contest is coming up soon. September 2, Sunday at Mokane Mo. (Jefferson City area) at the Lions Club Park. 3 pm. The following are some articles on this event. Do read. I might try to go. This first article in on Jake Hockemeyer himself who passed away in 97.By Howard Marshall. Music files too. Jake Hockemeyer. Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Fiddle Contest. This is a part of the local Lions Club Labor Day Fall Festival. See this page for more info and location. Mokane Fall Festival This sounds like a nice little event. I am considering going. I need a getaway and some good fiddle music is probably just what I need. How about you?
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Indian War Whoop I need to find out more about him. Betse Ellis cites him as one of her influences. I certainly enjoy him. UPDATE My friend Mike Luster kindly sent me this article I am linking to he wrote about Hiter Colvin a while back. Thanks Mike! Hiter Colvin
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I believe in the Lord Jesus and along with that I love old timey gospel singing like shape note singing. This nearly lost but recovered art form can reap a rich harvest from the effort applied. I feel the calling of God's love in this music. I hope and pray you do to. There is joy and peace found in resting in His love and grace. I wish I could sing.