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Spring Tour Part 2 and Old-Time Favorites for Fiddle and Mandolin

Posted by fiddledan on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hi Folks,

Just about ready to head out for the spring tour part 2!  Also, Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo is ready to ship. AND Old-Time Favorites for Fiddle and Mandolin should be in my hands within the next week or two.
62 more tunes! 2 CD’s (One clawhammer banjo, one fiddle)!
TWO lines of tab plus a standard notation and suggested chord line.

Tune list and ordering information for the book is up on my site at http://clawdan.com/index.php?/products/old-time_favorites_for_fiddle_and_mandolin/

I'll have the Fiddle and Mandolin version available for pre order as well and include free priority shipping if ordered before May 1.

AND YES, "On The Road Again!" No sooner do I get back from the Spring Tour Part 1 to Seattle and back than it is time for, you guessed it, Spring Tour Part 2 - Heading East. Here's what it looks like so far. I am working on a stop at The Jalopy Theater and Music School on May 21 as we turn back to head over to the Ohio Homestead but that is not firm as of this moment. I'm still looking for a couple of stops along the way from NYC to Southern Ohio so contact me if you have any ideas or want to set up a show and/or workshop along the way. And yes, I'll be available in Ohio for lessons and such starting June 1 with Old Time Fiddle and Banjo camp there July 18-21. To to the website to keep in touch as the rest of the tour develops.

Play Nice,
Dan Fiddledan Levenson
www.Clawdan.com
 

Friday April 25

7:30 pm

An Evening with Dan Levenson –  An intimate evening of musical conversation.

Dan’s one-man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories.

Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.

Read more…

Community Congregational Church
710 N. 3rd St.
Garden City, KS

Priscilla Hallberg
620-290-3168

Saturday April 26, 2014

1-4

Workshop

“Southern Appalachian Old Time Fiddle Style” skills and repertoire.

Call for pricing and specifics

Community Congregational Church
710 N. 3rd St.
Garden City, KS

Priscilla Hallberg
620-290-3168

Monday April 28

7 pm

An Evening with Dan Levenson – House Concert An intimate evening of musical conversation.

Dan’s one-man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories.

Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.

Read more…

$10 advance; $12 at the door

Jim and Carole’s in Fenton, MO (just West of St. Louis south off I-44)
Details upon registration

To register and get directions email Carole at cbryan20@hotmail.com
or call (636) 678-7251

Tuesday April 29, 2013

6 - 8 PM

Jam Workshop - Play Nice with Others

Banjos and Fiddles together! In the traditional old-time world, a jam or session is where musicians get together to play music. Whether it’s just a fiddle and a banjo or includes other instruments, the desired sound is as an ensemble – without “breaks” or “solos”, microphones, sound systems, or performance tricks. The goal is to play together and produce a unified sound, no matter what instrument you play. We’ll work on techniques as well as tunes as we learn to Play Nice together.

Dan is an experienced teacher of the Appalachian old-time music style. His influential collections “Old-Time Festival Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo” and “Old-Time Festival Tunes for Fiddle and Mandolin” (Mel Bay publications) have defined much of the jam repertoire over the last 20 years.

Cost is $30 PER workshop.

St. Elmo Fire Hall
4501 St. Elmo Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
(note change in location)

Micah
404-281-5802
micah@chattanoogafolk.com

Wednesday April 30, 2014

6 PM

The Folk School of Chattanooga presents an evening of traditional old time music, featuring special guest Dan Levenson.

Read about Dan’s show…

The performance will be followed by an open community old time music jam session from 7 to 9.

Enzo’s Market at the corner of Long and Main Streets in
Chattanooga, TN

Christie - 423-779-6581
music@chattanoogafolk.com

May 1-4, 2014

varies throughout

Five-String Fest

Join Dan and a veritable who’s who stable of banjo players for performances at this new festival dedicated to the five string banjo. Other performers include Jack Hatfield; The Freight Hoppers; Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; J. D. Crow; Tony Trishka and Band; Tony Furtado and many many more!

Jack Hatfield’s Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy will be held at the same time and place. http://www.jackhatfieldworkshops.com/workshops/smba2014/

Elliot Family Farms
356 London Road
Lawndale, NC 28090

John Lockaby
864-561-2717
Email: johnlockaby@gmail.com
Five-String Fest website

May 1-4

Varies per scheduled workshops

Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy

Dan will be teaching Clawhammer banjo and Fiddle classes at this - the 9th Annual Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy.

New this year the SMBA will be held in conjunction with The Five-String Fest held on the same site.

 

Elliot Family Farms
356 London Road
Lawndale, NC 28090

Class schedule and registration is at http://www.jackhatfieldworkshops.com/workshops/smba2014/

Tuesday May 6, 2014

7:30 (doors open at 7)

An Evening with Dan Levenson – An intimate evening of musical conversation.

Dan’s one-man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories.

Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.

Annie and Curt Trimble’s
Pittsburgh, PA

Details upon reserving at the contact below.

Email Annie
or phone (412-343-0498)

May 9 - 11

per event

A Concert and workshop weekend in Rochester, NY!

I can’t tell you how long it has been since I have been to Rochester. I even lived there for a while, so I am very excited to get up there to do a concert and workshops (clawhammer, fiddle and jamming) at Bernunzio’s!

The schedule at the moment is as follows:

Friday May 9 at 7 PM

An Evening with Dan Levenson – An intimate evening of musical conversation.

Dan’s one-man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories.

Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.

Saturday, May 10

1 - 2:30 PM - Double & Drop Thumb Banjo - Basic Clawhammer Banjo

This workshop will strengthen your basic skills and teach you the key to creating the percussive sound of the “Double-thumb and Drop-thumb” techniques. You will learn to double-thumb, drop- thumb, the “Galax Lick” and enhance your ability to play any tune by integrating the rhythm and the melody to get that Southern Appalachian old-time banjo sound!

3:00 - 4:30 PM - Learn a Tune, Build a Tune – Clawhammer Style

The best way to learn tunes in the old-time tradition is by ear. Once you know a tune, the subtle variations that make it interesting - both musically and rhythmically - use techniques like double thumb, drop thumb, the “Galax Lick”, skip strokes, bass and scale runs, chord options, and triplets. In this workshop, we will build a tune starting with the chorded backup, and then add rhythmic and melodic variations that can help you to blend with others or stand out on your own.


Sunday, May 11

1 - 2:30 PM - Old Time Fiddle for All - Whether you want to learn the basics or solidify the skills you already have, this workshop will enhance your old-time fiddle playing. Appalachian old-time fiddle is all about the bowing style; bowing lends control to the rhythm while good fingering technique and intonation gives you control of the tune. Learn to get comfortable with your instrument and how to “HEAR” the right notes while working on the rhythmic quality of your bowing. We will cover bowing and fingering basics, as well as the role of “cross tuning” (e.g. AEae; DDad; AEac#).This workshop is designed for all levels of player.

3:00 - 4:30 PM - Old Time Fiddle and Banjo Jam Workshop - Play Nice With Others

In the traditional old-time world, a jam or session is where musicians get together to play music. Whether it’s just a fiddle and a banjo or includes other instruments, the desired sound is as an ensemble – without “breaks” or “solos”, microphones, sound systems, or performance tricks. The goal is to play together and produce a unified sound, no matter what instrument you play.

Dan is an experienced teacher of the Appalachian old-time music style. His influential Mel Bay publications “Old-Time Festival Tunes” - (separate volumes for Clawhammer Banjo and Fiddle/Mandolin) and the recently released “Old-Time Favorites” (separate volumes for Clawhammer Banjo and Fiddle/Mandolin)  have defined much of the jam repertoire over the last 20 years. We’ll pick a few and learn em, play em and jam em!

Cost is $25 for workshop; $45 for two.

Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14604

info@bernunzio.com
Concert link: http://bernunzio.com/events/dan-levenson-presents-evening-/
Workshop link: http://bernunzio.com/events/2-days-banjo-and-fiddle-worksh/

or by phone at

(585) 473-6140

Wednesday May 14, 2014

7 pm

An Evening with Dan Levenson – House Concert An intimate evening of musical conversation.

Dan’s one-man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories.

Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.

Read more…

Jam to follow the concert

Hopewell Junction, NY
(South of Pougkeepsie, north of NY City)

Harry Bolick and Pat Schories
845-592-4096
harry@bolick.net

Friday May 16, 2014

tba

Folk Music Society of NY presents

An Evening with Dan Levenson

– An intimate evening of musical conversation.

Dan’s one-man show with Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, songs and stories of life and the road.

With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories.

Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.

NY City

FMSNY - details to be updated soon but please email alanfriend_music (at) mindspring.com for now.

Saturday May 17, 2014

tba

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
Singing with the Ol’ Ban-Jo

Focus on singing with your ol’ time banjo playing. We’ll work on using your clawhammer banjo skills to produce rhythmic accompaniment patterns, melodic fill and counter point to your singing. We will also address other performance aspects of playing old time banjo.

Old Time Jam to follow. Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, voice, etc.

tba

tba but please email alanfriend_music (at) mindspring.com for now

 



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