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Sitting in a session with....(famous name here)

Posted by azfiddle on Monday, September 29, 2008

Without mentioning any names, I recently had an opportunity to sit in a small session with a famous, world-class fiddler.  I don't find myself in that situation too regularly, but most of my previous experiences have involved a fair amount of self-consciousness. For some reason, that feeling was absent and I felt completely at ease.

 I'm sure it was no coincidence that this particular musician has a very generous and humble spirit, but in any case it was wonderful to be so comfortable, starting tunes and not feeling intimidated in the least.  It was all about the music- as it should be-  egos seemed to be completely absent.  It was a refreshing and uplifting experience, hopefully to be repeated again.



4 comments on “Sitting in a session with....(famous name here)”

kyfiddler1 Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @3:14:51 PM

That is great Sharon!

bj Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @6:31:14 PM

Sounds like the individual in question is a true mensch. How lucky you are to have shared that playing experience. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Friday, October 3, 2008 @8:48:05 AM

Well, at last weekend's "Bluegrass in the Foothills," Mark O' Connor and Alisdair Frasier showed up. They're okay, but what I liked best about them was that they both brought fine chili dishes to the party. Without the chili, I don't know if they'd have been invited.

azfiddle Says:
Friday, October 3, 2008 @10:13:34 AM

Sounds like a good deal - music and food! My famous fiddler didn't share any food, but I found out we're on the same page politically, so that was another tension breaker.

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