Author Archives: ryanwmccord

Hot off the press!

The long-awaited new album is almost here! Currently nearing the completion of manufacturing, on vinyl and CD.

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New Music Video – My Bacon Makin’ Baby

Since I’ve got a new music video coming out soon, I have some tracks ready to go for when things like the Western Arctic Moving Pictures 48 Hour Music Video Competition come up, I can submit a song for the … Continue reading

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Charlie Peter

In the 1970s Craig Mishler spent some time in Old Crow and northern Alaska, and wrote a scholarly book documenting Gwich’in fiddle music and culture. It’s called The Crooked Stovepipe; Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and … Continue reading

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Punch Brothers

The Punch Brothers take traditional bluegrass instruments and play everything from classical music to contemporary rock.  This tune is an old bluegrass number that they play in their own exceptional style.  All of the band members take amazing solos in … Continue reading

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Stuff Smith

A fiddler I know of back home once said that people often asked him if he was into Stephane Grappelli, to which he replied “I’m more a Stuff Smith guy.” Having never heard of Stuff Smith, I promptly looked him … Continue reading

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Fiddlin’ Al Arsenault

I have no idea how I stumbled across Fiddlin’ Al Arsenault, but he’s a riot to watch perform. Aside from this old news clip, there’s also a good video of him playing the Black Mountain Rag.

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New Recording Coming Soon…

I just returned from a week in Nanton, Alberta!  After several months of preparation and anticipation, I got to spend the better part of a week working with Steve Loree at his recording studio, Crabapple Downs.  I’ve wanted to work … Continue reading

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Old Town Rambler

This past weekend was the 13th annual Old Town Ramble and Ride here in Yellowknife.  It’s a neighbourhood celebration of music and art, and of course exploring the area and checking out local businesses, most of whom are supporters and … Continue reading

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Homemade Cajun Triangles

I had thought for a while wouldn’t it be great to get some old hay rake tines and make a Cajun triangle – or, more likely, have one made for me. From what I’d been told, it is best to … Continue reading

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Peterborough – Havelock (again)

Hi friends, here’s an old story… Please note – I haven’t ridden a freight train in nearly ten years.  This was way back in 2005, when I was still in school in my hometown of Peterborough, Ontario, and going to … Continue reading

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