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Playing Since: 1980
Experience Level: Purty Good
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I have a Strad copy from Grandpa. I also have a fiddle that was made for me by Deborah-Helen Viator in Eunice, LA, which is my "tuned-down" Cajun fiddle. My first fiddle (which I still have & is still my best) is one that I payed only $150 for in 1980. The tone is balanced all the way across, but sounds particularly rich in the bass. The story I like to tell about it is that Mike Seeger once offered to buy it off me.
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I like anybody that plays Old-time and Cajun. Favorites include Kenny Jackson of the Rhythm Rats, Double Decker String Band, Rafe Stefanini, Clyde Davenport, Tommy Jarrell, Charlie Bowman, Al Hopkins & His Bucklebusters (aka The Hillbillies), Melvin Wine, Ernie Carpenter and Chirps Smith.
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Last Visit 5/21/2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @3:04:07 PM
I just got back from a visit to see my in-laws in San Diego. And I had a rare opportunity to attend a jam session (usually I get there too late or I'm too early). My thanks go out to Pattie & Glen for hosting and to Kris Spalding for helping me with directions & introductions. It was also good to meet Barb (irfiddler), Jerry, & Nancy and a few others.
The San Diego old-time community is small, but jams like this one will make those who are kind of in the beginning stages want to get out to play with others. I wouldn't characterize this as a slow jam necessarily (although they'll play as slow or as fast as you want to) because they were taking on some challenging tunes & doing good things with them. Evening Shade (Arthur Smith), Walking My Pretty Girl Home, and even a real crooked Kentucky tune I forgot the name of (Coal Harbor or something like that?)
It's so nice when you can go somewhere and feel like you're among friends!
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