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Bangin' & Sawin' in the Park with John & Brad

Posted by wormbower on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Though the mercury in Tucson is set to hit the 108° mark today,  I just spent a glorious  morning with Banjo Brad and J-Walk, banging out banjos and sawing our fiddles at the local park, under the cool shade of a mesquite grove, surrounded and serenaded the whole time by vermilion flycatchers.

We had a fun, low-key session with lots of noodling, sharing tunes,  licks, and instruments, and even a round-the-circle go at Soldier's Joy.  John brought me his Bart Reiter fretless to try out for the next few weeks while he's in Finland.  Surprisingly, I was able to hit in the right neighborhood of several notes I attempted.  I think I'm going to have some fun with my new fretless!

All in all, a wonderful morning spent with some great friends and some nice music.

3 comments on “Bangin' & Sawin' in the Park with John & Brad”

gigsparks Says:
Monday, June 25, 2007 @8:36:15 PM

Brad & J-Walk,

Let me know if you want to pick sometime in Tucson. I have a lot recordings if you need to hear a tune. Also, sheet music. Have you tried the DBA jams at Udall Park on Thurs. nights?  for their schedule. Beginner & advanced jams switch off every Thursday. I sometimes go to the Rincon Market jam the 1st Wed. night of the month. Soldiers Joy & Rag Time any will fly with them.

Brad, we may have met thru Don Simpson, Hank Childers, or someone else.

Keep fiddlin and practice, practice, practice.





wormbower Says:
Monday, June 25, 2007 @8:48:21 PM

Howdy Gig (great name for a musician[:D])!  So, am I invited to pick with you too?  I hope so.  Hey, we're holding our monthly Old-time Music Circle this Friday night at 7:00 at the Oro Valley Public Library.  Come on up if you'd like to do some old-time fiddling.  We've got a terrific group of fiddlers, but it seems most of them have migrated or are hibernating for the summer.  Great to meet another Tucson fiddler.


tiquose Says:
Thursday, January 17, 2008 @4:17:18 PM

I'm jealous. I'd have loved to be there.

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