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Me and the Bruce

Posted by edkarch on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I was at the Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival last weekend. This place is over the Blue Ridge from D.C., on the banks of the Shenandoah River. One of the hour sessions was an open contra dance. The management had Bruce Molsky lined up for the music. There was a pick up group of two guitars a bass and a banjo and me to back him up. I sorta got loosly invited in a conversation with Bruce an hour before. I just fiddled rhythm and Bruce did the real fiddling.  Just fiddling along side him will allow some of his playing excitement to rub off on you. It made me want to become a real fiddler when I grow up.

Ed (just turned 74)



6 comments on “Me and the Bruce”

bj Says:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @7:32:39 AM

WOOHOO! And I can say I knew you when . . . LOL!

mudbug Says:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @9:47:09 AM

You were prepared when opportunity knocked. Congrats!

tsaimichael Says:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @12:21:20 PM

Awesome. Glad you had fun!

eerohero Says:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @1:01:28 PM

You got me inspired with this, I will have another look for his DVD, "singing with the fiddle",be sure you "grow up "shortly.

cheekee Says:
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @5:17:41 PM

great goal! but...no real need to grow up now is there? ;-]

stringfever Says:
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @3:09:19 PM

Did ya figure out any of his bowing standing that close?

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