Month: September 2013

Old Mose

Tonight’s tune from the Canote brothers’ stringband class was “Old Mose”, collected by Garry Harrison from Howard Sims, of Modesto, Illinois. He had it in C, but Dan Gellert sets it in G, which is the key we learned it

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Gentleman From Virginia

I’ve started going to the Canote brothers’ stringband workshop, and will post recordings from those as a backup to the mossyroof archive. Tonight we learned a tune by North Carolina fiddler Tommy Hunter called “Gentleman From Virginia”: (download) Here’s the Foghorn Stringband

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Tunes Played in September, 2013

I’d mis-advertised the September jam as a week later than it actually was, plus a number of folks were out of town, so it was just me and Cam this month. Since there weren’t any other fiddlers, I decided to

Dusty Strings Jam, 2013/09/08

Tunes played at the Dusty Strings jam this afternoon: Me and My Fiddle Red-haired Boy Tune of the Month: unnamed tune from Jim Ketterman Whiskey Before Breakfast Lost Indian Soldier’s Joy Wind that Shakes the Barley Blue Tail Fly (Jimmy