Posted by meganthefiddler098 on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
As I said in the last post I am in California visiting family, and yesterday was just another day sitting in the apartment so my mom said, "Why don't we drive to Modesto and go see Gary and try out a couple of fiddles." This excited me because Gary is an old friend from Utah that went to a local jam with us. He is a great guy and makes beautiful instruments. We haven't seen him in forever because he moved to California. So, my mom and I drive to Modesto and surprised Gary completely. He grabbed a fiddle for me and said try this one. I was pretty shy at first and just played to myself really quietly. I didn't really like it because it felt like the E string was to hard to reach, they called this "too rounded" (I learn something new everyday!) So, Gary got me a different one to play and this one was a lot better. There was two older guys in the shop sitting there and one of them that looked extremely familiar said, "Play us a tune!" So, I played a song and Gary got his mandolin out and started jammin' with me. The older guy got his fiddle and before we knew it we were jamming. It was a lot of fun. The older guy plays twin fiddles with someone and he told us that he was going to be playing at Weiser with her. This is when a click went on in my brain. I have seen this guy before. I know I have seen him at Weiser. Weiser is a town in Idaho that holds a fiddle contest. I just call it Weiser because I don't go for the contest, I just go to play. We tell Fred (the fiddlers name) that we go to Weiser to and we were planning to leave Sunday and he said, "See you there." This was so cool to me! What a small world! I run into someone from Northern California that I have seen before and I jam with him like I have known him all my life. What a small world
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @1:02:57 PM
yes it is a small world and we have to make the most of every thing we do keep smileing you have a very nice smile and playing your fiddle boy friends will come and go your fiddle will never leave you
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @9:55:58 AM
Sounds like a great way to spend the day. I would like to go up to the fiddle contest in Weiser. I'm thinking about using it as a vacation next year and take some of the workshops they offer. It would be fun to hear all that fiddle music...and look at all the old fiddle's. I just might learn a thing or two!!
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @10:26:15 AM
Ha ha ha true :) my fiddle will never leave me! and Yes! you should go to weiser next year! I will be there! I went to two workshops this year and they were really awesome! the music is great and if you camp in stickerville you would hear music all night long its what you fall asleep to and it is the most pleasant experience :)
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