Famed Western Swing fiddle icon Johnny Gimble passed this week. He was 88. Mike Spears of iFiddle Magazine asked me to do a little tribute piece about Johnny. I tell of my experience playing his parts at a Bob Wills Festival. I hope you enjoy! It is a fun memory
Bluegrass and Fiddling are really cousins. Fiddling has its roots in European tunes that came westward with the immigrants up to 200 or more years ago. Often these tunes were called “Mountain Music.” Bluegrass, in comparison, as stated elsewhere on the site, though it sounds just as ancient to modern
Here a nice little waltz I wrote a while back. It has a A B C A form. Enjoy! Join us to see and hear more of this lesson! Here a nice little waltz I wrote a while back. It has a A B C A form. Enjoy! Join us now as
Country Music. Yes, this is another one of those very wide style categories that encompasses many sub-genres, isms and schisms! You may see some of the same lessons in more than one category because of these styles overlapping so much. It is my opinion that today’s modern Country Music
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A True Country & Western Classic, with a classic double stop fiddle solo played by Paul Warren. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” is a 1952 country song written by J. D. “Jay” Miller, and originally recorded by Kitty Wells. It was an