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Folk on the Rocks Spring Thaw

Looking forward to opening for Harlan Pepper at the annual Folk on the Rocks Spring Thaw fundraiser dance with my friends in the Old Town Mondays!

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I had the great honour of opening for one of my favourite musicians the other day – check him out here.

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Bear Erickson

Last year when I recorded Westbound, I went down to California with the band and producer to a little town called Buellton, outside Santa Barbara.  Actually we were hanging around a triangle of three towns, Buellton, Solvang and Los Olivos.  It’s … Continue reading

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Shakey Graves

One of these guys I just stumbled onto on Youtube…

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June 2013 – Jean Carignan

Legendary Quebec fiddler Jean Carignon plays La Grande Fleur.  Check out his percussive footwork and playing style.  This is from Pete Seeger’s folk music television show, and is recorded at Jean’s home in 1957.  

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Dan Frechette

I don’t know much about Dan Frechette, but I sure dig his ragtime guitar.  I think he comes from Winnipeg.  Nice move around 1:30 too!

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April/May 2013 – The Quebe Sisters

With three part fiddle and vocal harmonies, the Quebe Sisters play a western swing tune called “It’s a Sin.”  Some fine traditional Texas fiddling by this group.

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March 2013 – Tommy Jarrell

Appalachian Tommy Jarrell talks about why the old-time fiddlers put rattlesnake tails in their fiddles, and plays Drunkards Hick-ups and part of John Hardy.

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What do you give a seven-month-old?

I’ve got a young nephew in Whitehorse who’s just about seven months old.  His name is Elias.  I wanted to give him something nice for Christmas, ideally something home made.  So here it is – a box with different shapes … Continue reading

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Just got back from a whirlwind tour to Whitehorse, where I played a house concert with my brother Darcy, his wife Erica Mah and Yellowknife’s Old Town Versifier, Anthony Foliot.  After a set on my own, I was joined by Darcy … Continue reading

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