Welcome to the August issue of Fiddle Sessions
Carl Rahkonen returns for a description of the violin related instruments of Scandanavia.
Then the Boswell of jazz violin, Anthony Barnett, begins by discussing the trend towards electric violin and then has some trenchant opinions about other recent currents in jazz fiddling.
Professor Emeritus Howard Marshall continues to explore the nexus of fiddle tunes called Cotton Eyed Joe.
Tim Woodbridge is back with the musical biography of Canadian great, Don Messer. In conjunction with that I contribute the music for one of the tunes that Don famously recorded, Big John McNeil.
Hope you enjoy this session. I look forward to your comments on the articles.