This year, I've decided to try to capture a little of the magic in Ward Jarvis's fiddling. I have the Field Recorders' Collective album and the Milliner-Koken book, but can anyone give me some more information about the man, his music and sources to seek out?
I understand David Brose recorded Jarvis and produced two albums with his music. I'm trying to track those down, but they seem to be pretty rare finds so far. Are those recordings available anywhere else? Are there other recordings I don't know about?
Any other sources out there I haven't considered, either historical or musical?
Any other Ward Jarvis fans here?
FYI, I've targeted the following tunes to learn this year: Head of the Creek, Three Forks of Reedy, Pretty Little Indian, Cattle in the Cane, Tomahawk and Icy Mountain. I'm mostly using slowdown software, but seeking written sources where helpful.
I look forward to the discussion. Cheers!