Saturday, April 24, 2010

East Tennessee Blues Texas Crapshooter and Beaumont Rag

The Crystal Beach String Band has almost completed the album. It represents the combined efforts of six musicians, and especially Jim Rhodes. Jim produced the album, spending long hours in the studio.

The results sound good. I've produced several albums myself, but none as large a project as this.

You can find one of the tracks on Fiddle Hangout. It's a medley of rags listed in the title of today's post.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

100 Fiddle Tunes Announcement

My project of 100 Fiddle Tunes deserves its own site, so now it has one.

The current tune is Ebeneezer. I use that tune to teach Georgia bow.
It has a repeating figure that adapts well to the Georgia shuffle.
This makes a tough thing to master just a little easier.