Monthly Archives: April 2007

Tom Ashley on Lassie-makin’

Old time musician and Columbia recording artist from the 1920s, Clarence “Tom” Ashley, was recorded during a folk festival symposium in 1963. [CLICK HERE] to listen to his rememberances of what he calls “Lassie-makin’”.

Tom Ashley and Doc Watson

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Wade Mainer

Wade Mainer turned 100 last Saturday, and 500 friends attended a party near his home in Flint, Michigan.
For those who may not know, Wade is a wonderful singer and banjo player from the Carolinas, who, along with his fiddle playing … Continue reading

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An adventure in “Reverse Busking”

[As reported on 4/9, “Fiddling in the DC Metro“, the Washington Post ran an article on violinist Joshua Bell busking in Washington DC. The following is a comment on posts made to Fiddle List a few days later.]
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A conversation about bluegrass history

A couple of weeks ago, Peter was invited by radio host Andy Doerr to visit with him at KCSB to talk about bluegrass history and related topics. Some excerpts from this conversation, and samples of songs presented that morning … Continue reading

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