Are you looking for some music and stories? Well, mostly music..fiddle music, that is. I bet you even know someone who plays fiddle, maybe even someone in your family played? Fiddling is still one of the great American pastimes and each week our host, JT Trawick sits down with different fiddle players; new tunes, new tales and no trombones. Just fiddles and guitars. Like it always was. Tap play and be moved by the sounds of traditional American fiddling
Fiddle Me This S2 - ep12
Descended from a family that brought their square dance fiddlin from Colorado to the Spokane, WA area for logging jobs, today’s guest continues a family tradition that goes back at least 3 generations. She plays a lot of tunes familiar to me, including ones my Grandpa played like Snow Deer and Roxanna Waltz. Her longtime friend from just across the river, Dianne Allen provides some piano backup rarely heard anymore.. It is kinda like stepping back into time..just coming off the boat in the Columbia Gorge, stopping at Hood River for a night cap and catching some music at the local pub. This is my friend, Donna Reuter.
Fiddle Me This S2 - ep11
Fiddle contests can be a strange world to navigate to the average listener. Young hot shot fiddlers come and go, making their mark and disappearing for other pursuits once they win the titles they were after. Years of lessons from top fiddle teachers and the application of said lessons can give a person a track to stardom..at some contests.. Then, there are the ones who learn from the recordings, hunt down their heroes, who may or may not offer lessons and absorb all they can. This path is not the direct path to win the title, but over time, and to a dedicated listener of fiddle music, the difference is pure gold. Forged from deep dedication, studying the music until they get as close as their ear tells them, or until they find the person who made it up. This is how gold is formed, and this is the story of why a California fiddler keeps going back for that Texas gold.
Fiddle Me This S2 - ep10 - Cross Country Tunes
Remember a few episodes back when we heard about a couple fiddlers from a-cross the country who changed the fiddle scene in the Pacific Northwest? Today, we come full circle and hear from an old friend who has been fiddling in Oregon since he was a kid and learned from his Mom, who was inspired and got to learn directly from one of those fiddlers when he was here all those years ago. Many of the tunes in today’s episode come from that source, Big Wheel is keeping that tradition alive and adding his own voice to it, which is why I love him so much! Yup, every tune in this episode is in cross..Enjoy!
Fiddle Me This S2 - ep9 - A Midwest Connection
Reminiscing on midwest tunes became a theme as we hear the story of a Kirkwood, Missouri fiddle icon from a local who moved half-way across the country before she learned of her accomplished neighbour.. We also hear a little bit about Minnesota fiddle music and how it could have ties to Norway and the Metis tradition as well. Tune in for some fun tunes and tales from my friends, Steph Noll and Kate Sheie!
Fiddle Me This S2 - ep.8 - Play It, You’re a Wickam!
This week, Vi Wickam joins us from his home in Colorado..yea, they got Squatch sightings in Colorado.. Anyway, Vi is a Colorado fiddler who has been entertaining for years and music runs deep in his family. We also hear a couple gems from other episodes that did not get released, so tune in and get up!
Fiddle Me This S2 - ep.7 - Jammin’ at JT’s
Back by popular demand...another porch session! The weather in Portland has been too amazing to pass up the opportunity and y’all seem to love the vibe as much as we do, so here is another porch jam. This time it is two of JTs oldest friends in Portland, Doug Fleener and Luke Price. Mostly we played breakdowns, but we also answered one of your questions..what is the difference between a breakdown and a rag? Tune in and find out…
I love this podcast; the music and the stories. My only complaint is the audio volume is drastically different for the tunes and talking. When they are talking i need to crank my car volume up. But when they start playing i. Eed to turn it down. Also, it would be nice if they included the tune titles in the show notes because the artist doesn't always announce it
Easily my favorite Podcast!!
Fun fiddle show!
What a hoot, JT is a great host. The sound is great. Amazing podcast!