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Jun 26, 2022 - 12:00:40 PM
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10241 posts since 3/19/2009

At the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering I was lucky enough to jam knees to knees with John Lamancusa for a full hour.. What a 'hoot' he is .. John Lamancusa the guy who has that great fiddle tune website and who has a great book of fiddle tunes..He joined in two of our jams and he is such a Good fiddler...
Also I got to meet and jam with Jordan ****off, who wrote "Tippin' Back the Corn" ..He is a crisp clear fiddler.. The weekend was too short. (Apparently the first four letters of Jordan's name, W, A, N, K ...don't work on computer interepretation)
Chickenman and BSED and Indiana Jones, all Hangout members, also were in our jams...I fell asleep in the car while my buddy, Larry drove home.. I'll sleep well tonight.....
Now I'll gear up for Clifftop..

I never got to go to Summer camp as a kid.  I'm making up for that.


How about you? Any good jam/festival stories to tell?

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 06/26/2022 12:40:38

Jun 26, 2022 - 1:07:34 PM

1919 posts since 4/6/2014

It's good to jam with the greats.

I have previously jammed with Audrey Knuth and Jay Ungar (Before Covid). And recently with Audrey Knuth and the "Stringrays".

Audrey knuth,(Standing in for Rodey Miller!! You cant do that without being a great player!), Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, Ian & Margaret Benton, (Rhythm Guitar And Bass), and myself. i was totally out of my depth, but they made me feel like i wasn't, by playing along with me.

Totally Humbling, and awesome at the same time!

Jun 26, 2022 - 1:12:32 PM

10241 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by pete_fiddle

It's good to jam with the greats.

I have previously jammed with Audrey Knuth and Jay Ungar (Before Covid). And recently with Audrey Knuth and the "Stringrays".

Audrey knuth,(Standing in for Rodey Miller!! You cant do that without being a great player!), Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, Ian & Margaret Benton, (Rhythm Guitar And Bass), and myself. i was totally out of my depth, but they made me feel like i wasn't, by playing along with me.

Totally Humbling, and awesome at the same time!


You are probably being humble.. I'll bet you could keep up with them..

Jun 27, 2022 - 5:36:34 AM
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nickmc

USA

129 posts since 5/31/2021

It was a great weekend. I am glad I finally got to meet you at the end as well!

Jun 27, 2022 - 5:49:10 AM

10241 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by nickmc

It was a great weekend. I am glad I finally got to meet you at the end as well!


Yes.. nice to meet you, also.. I'll keep an eye out for your posts!!

Jun 27, 2022 - 6:27:27 AM
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nickmc

USA

129 posts since 5/31/2021

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Originally posted by TuneWeaver
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Originally posted by nickmc

It was a great weekend. I am glad I finally got to meet you at the end as well!


Yes.. nice to meet you, also.. I'll keep an eye out for your posts!!


I'm pretty new around these parts but enjoy all of your thoughts and advice and also shared experiences. One of my favorite places on the internet :)

Jun 28, 2022 - 6:19:21 AM
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gapbob

USA

824 posts since 4/20/2008

Sounds great, Lee!

As for my jam experiences, though I’ve played with a bunch of great players, one that stands out was the day that my friend Harold Maurer, great banjo player, and I were able to play in a session at Clifftop 19 years ago with Bill Hicks and his wife, Libby, for a couple hours. It was fun, and fast. LOL

Edited by - gapbob on 06/28/2022 06:20:56

Jun 28, 2022 - 6:34:52 AM
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10241 posts since 3/19/2009

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Sounds great, Lee!

As for my jam experiences, though I’ve played with a bunch of great players, one that stands out was the day that my friend Harold Maurer, great banjo player, and I were able to play in a session at Clifftop 19 years ago with Bill Hicks and his wife, Libby, for a couple hours. It was fun, and fast. LOL


Bob, still one of my best jams was with YOU the first time we played together!!

Jun 28, 2022 - 7:38:27 AM
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145 posts since 9/17/2017

Lucky me, I got to meet TuneWeaver this weekend. I saw TuneWeaver take a young wannabe fiddler under his wing and I thought that was pretty cool too. There was a fiddler from Brazil that I met as well. Had a great time in general

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:23:31 AM

10241 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by indianajones

Lucky me, I got to meet TuneWeaver this weekend. I saw TuneWeaver take a young wannabe fiddler under his wing and I thought that was pretty cool too. There was a fiddler from Brazil that I met as well. Had a great time in general


Lucky me.. I got to meed indianajones!!

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Jul 7, 2022 - 5:51:02 AM
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10241 posts since 3/19/2009

Another case of LUCKY ME... Last night I got to play at a contra dance with fiddler, Gary Stanton, aka the Radio Ranger.. Over 40 years ago when I was a fiddling neophyte I'd use my cassette recorder to tape Gary's one hour radio show called Music Down Home.. That was where I first hear of the Skillet Lickers and Michael Coleman. I was inspired and never dreamed at that time that I'd one day be sitting next to Gary at a contra dance..Dreams can come true.

Jul 7, 2022 - 7:18:19 AM
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177 posts since 12/30/2008

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Originally posted by TuneWeaver

Another case of LUCKY ME... Last night I got to play at a contra dance with fiddler, Gary Stanton, aka the Radio Ranger.. Over 40 years ago when I was a fiddling neophyte I'd use my cassette recorder to tape Gary's one hour radio show called Music Down Home.. That was where I first hear of the Skillet Lickers and Michael Coleman. I was inspired and never dreamed at that time that I'd one day be sitting next to Gary at a contra dance..Dreams can come true.


I used to listen to that show regularly.

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