January 28, 2011

Ragtime Annie

If you've never heard Buddy Griffin do his showpiece tune, Ragtime Annie, you're in for a treat. As Mac says every time he breaks it out, Buddy owns this tune.

Here they are playing twin fiddle on Ragtime Annie recently at the Samples house.

Ragtime Annie MP3

And I almost forgot, Charlie Bowen, one of the guitars players here, posted video of this tune. The audio is the same as the MP3, but if you'd like to take a look in, here you go:


January 24, 2011

Seneca Square Dance: Samples Brothers Home Jam

Here's another track from the weekend, this time playing Seneca Square Dance. I learned this tune from the Samples Brothers, and I'm playing here with Mac on the other fiddle. Also included are Roger Samples, Dave Peyton, and Charlie Bowen. I think that's it, possibly a few others in there. You'll also get plenty of background banter, just comes with the territory of a live recording I guess.

Seneca Square Dance MP3

January 23, 2011

Boatmen with the Samples Brothers

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to play with the Samples Brothers (featuring Buddy Griffin and John Preston). We got in a few hours worth of tunes, and the ones I managed to record I'll feature here.

The first of those is a tune called the Boatman. There are lots of different versions of this, but here's the one they taught me (I'm the fiddle that sounds good in this... actually, that's probably Buddy).

Enjoy, and there will be more to come in the next few days.

Boatman MP3

New Look

Hello Everyone:
After realizing that people read this blog despite my lack of attention to it, I have made some changes (hopefully for the better). I've added a Facebook group, I've added a few social media buttons, and I'll actually start putting up some new material.

So enjoy, and sorry for neglecting things for so long.

January 21, 2011

Black Twig Pickers

Hello World:
It's been a while, I've been writing my dissertation, I'm almost done by the way, and kind of didn't have time to scour the web for tunes. In fact, I've been quite out of touch with music for the last five or six months.

Anyway, I did come across a band I really love, the Black Twig Pickers. They seem to have been around for a while, but I had not heard of them.

They have a fair amount of stuff on the internet, thankfully.


Also, for some music on the go, check out this song. I really like it, and the timing is strange, the tune doesn't do what I expect it to do... but that's what's cool about it. Enjoy.

Don't Drink Nothing But Corn MP3