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Calvin Vollrath - The Story Behind the Tunes
I have composed near 800 tunes & they all have a story. Hear the music and the stories as told by and played by Calvin Vollrath.

Calvin Vollrath - The Story Behind the Tunes Calvin Vollrath

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Calvin Vollrath - The Story Behind the Tunes
I have composed near 800 tunes & they all have a story. Hear the music and the stories as told by and played by Calvin Vollrath.

    Episode 30 - The Story Behind the Tunes - June 6, 2021

    Episode 30 - The Story Behind the Tunes - June 6, 2021

    Welcome to Episode 30. Today's show features stories & tunes that I have written over the years inspired by the great province of Alberta, where I live. I released albums #70 & #71 in 2020 and I'm working on at least 2 more for this year, with the 1st of the new ones to be release in just a few short weeks. Stay tuned for this 'Special' album on www.calvinvollrath.com. I hope you enjoy this program. If you're enjoying this episode or my podcast in general, please send me an email calvinvollrath@gmail.com just so I know someone is actually listening...I'm having fun but fun is always better when you can share it with someone else.


    It would be greatly appreciated if you enjoyed the program, to go to my website and have a look at my CDs, MP3 downloads, sheet music and so much more. I'm trying to keep the wolf away from the door and any sales do help. Thank you. www.calvinvollrath.com


    Or, if you feel so inclined to add to the tip jar, if you enjoyed the show, here's the link

    • 59 min
    Episode 29 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 30, 2021

    Episode 29 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 30, 2021

    Welcome to Episode 29. Today's show features stories & tunes that I have written over the years inspired by British Columbia folks & places. I released albums #71 & #72 in 2020 and I'm working on at least 2 more for this year. I will be releasing 1 new album very soon, in June or July. Stay tuned for all the info on this 'Special' album. I hope you enjoy this program. If you're enjoying this episode or my podcast in general, please send me an email calvinvollrath@gmail.com just so I know someone is actually listening...I'm having fun but fun is always better when you can share it with someone else.


    It would be greatly appreciated if you enjoyed the program, to go to my website and have a look at my CDs, MP3 downloads, sheet music and so much more. I'm trying to keep the wolf away from the door and any sales do help. Thank you. www.calvinvollrath.com


    Or, if you feel so inclined to add to the tip jar, if you enjoyed the show, here's the link

    • 54 min
    Episode 28 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 23, 2021

    Episode 28 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 23, 2021

    Welcome to Episode 28. Today's show features stories & tunes that I have written for people or places in Manitoba. I could do more than 1 episode on this theme as I've been inspired a lot by the people & places in Manitoba.  I released albums #71 & #72 in 2020 and I'm working on at least 2 more for this year, stay tuned for that big news... I hope you enjoy this program. If you're enjoying this episode or my podcast in general, please send me an email calvinvollrath@gmail.com just so I know someone is actually listening...I'm having fun but fun is always better when you can share it with someone else.
    It would be greatly appreciated if you enjoyed the program, to go to my website and have a look at my CDs, MP3 downloads, sheet music and so much more. I'm trying to keep the wolf away from the door and any sales do help. Thank you. www.calvinvollrath.com
    Or, if you feel so inclined to add to the tip jar, if you enjoyed the show, here's the link

    • 57 min
    Episode 27 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 16, 2021

    Episode 27 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 16, 2021

    Welcome to Episode 27. Today's show features stories & tunes that I have written over the years. No theme today other than it's my birthday. 61 years ago today, my mom said "oh no, not again". They started with a girl and then boys started coming and I was the 6th boy in a row. So raise your glass and wish me well or go to my website and buy a cd. That way you're actually sending me a gift... I released albums #71 & #72 in 2020 and I'm working on at least 2 more for this year, stay tuned for that big news... I hope you enjoy this program. If you're enjoying this episode or my podcast in general, please send me an email calvinvollrath@gmail.com just so I know someone is actually listening...I'm having fun but fun is always better when you can share it with someone else.
    It would be greatly appreciated if you enjoyed the program, to go to my website and have a look at my CDs, MP3 downloads, sheet music and so much more. I'm trying to keep the wolf away from the door and any sales do help. Thank you. www.calvinvollrath.com
    Or, if you feel so inclined to add to the tip jar, if you enjoyed the show, here's the link

    • 57 min
    Episode 26 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 9, 2021

    Episode 26 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 9, 2021

    Welcome to Episode 26. Today's show features stories & tunes that I have written for people or events in the Ottawa Valley. I could do more than 1 episode on this theme as I've been inspired a lot by the people of the Ottawa Valley.  I released albums #71 & #72 in 2020 and I'm working on at least 2 more for this year, stay tuned for that big news... I hope you enjoy this program. If you're enjoying this episode or my podcast in general, please send me an email calvinvollrath@gmail.com just so I know someone is actually listening...I'm having fun but fun is always better when you can share it with someone else.
    It would be greatly appreciated if you enjoyed the program, to go to my website and have a look at my CDs, MP3 downloads, sheet music and so much more. I'm trying to keep the wolf away from the door and any sales do help. Thank you. www.calvinvollrath.com
    Or, if you feel so inclined to add to the tip jar, if you enjoyed the show, here's the link

    • 54 min
    Episode 25 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 2, 2021

    Episode 25 - The Story Behind the Tunes - May 2, 2021

    Welcome to Episode 25. Today's show features stories & tunes that I have composed over the years. I released albums #71 & #72 in 2020 and I'm working on at least 2 more for this year, stay tuned for that big news... I hope you enjoy this program. If you're enjoying this episode or my podcast in general, please send me an email calvinvollrath@gmail.com just so I know someone is actually listening...I'm having fun but fun is always better when you can share it with someone else.
    It would be greatly appreciated if you enjoyed the program, to go to my website and have a look at my CDs, MP3 downloads, sheet music and so much more. I'm trying to keep the wolf away from the door and any sales do help. Thank you. www.calvinvollrath.com
    Or, if you feel so inclined to add to the tip jar, if you enjoyed the show, here's the link

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Doug Wagner ,

Entertaining and Interesting

Listening to stories about the fiddling community is a fascinating bridge between Calvin’s fantastic, dynamic, and multi-style writing and playing. Bravo.

Alta Fiddler ,

Story Behind the Tunes

Totally having a blast doing this podcast reliving these tunes. To many people, tunes are just tunes but each tune does have a story. Mine do anyways. Once you hear the story, maybe the tune takes on a whole new meaning. I’d sure like to know the stories to many tunes that came before me. Why was it called what it’s called? I hope you enjoy. Please share.

Jim1212121 ,

Great stories

I love hearing these stories by my favourite fiddler. A life in music lets you meet many interesting people all over the country, and Calvin is no exception . I recognize many names and Love to hear the special connection Calvin experience behind each tune

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