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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tricia Spencer's CD "Fiddlin' Like There's No Tomorrow"

Monday I stopped by the Music/Instrument Shop where Tricia Spencer works as a luthier and while buying some of her old "Old Time Heralds" I thought to buy her CD as well. I had heard the samples and I knew I would enjoy having it but when I placed the CD in my car's player I was seriously impressed with the beauty of this work. I hesitate to comment on skill levels and my perceived impressions of anyone that I comment on other than that I really like what they do. However, because Tricia has pointedly commented that she has progressed musically over the past several years, then I feel free to say that I could see and hear that from my end. Clearly she has made some significant progressions in her playing and style and the fruit of those labors and passions are revealed in her new CD. I have always enjoyed her wonderful playing for some years but now I can say that she is now one of my favorites as a fiddler. I find her playing just beautiful and smooth. (I am not using smooth in the technical sense of her being a Little Dixie stylist either. Just smooth. I am not knowledgeable enough to really peg anyone's regional style anyway. Not yet anyway. I played this CD on my way home to Mission from Lawrence and I found myself avoiding just skipping ahead on songs that I might not just normally take to. Instead I found myself enjoying songs I would normally not find that interesting. I attribute this to her fine musicianship and playing that I found irresistible. Clearly, I really like this CD and I strongly recommend it to you. I hope you buy this one. You will not be sorry. Tricia embodies the fine musicianship found in Lawrence' Old Time music community. Here in the KC, Topeka, Lawrence Ks region, we enjoy some fine musicians who interpret the old tunes wonderfully. We are not suffering here because we are not currently living in the Ozarks or the Appalachians when it comes to fine fiddle music. You can buy her CD at her shop in Lawrence (Beautiful Music Violin Shop 925 Iowa, Lawrence ks.) Here is her website for the CD You can also find her CD on Amazon and CD Baby and other vendors. Go buy this one.

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