Welcome to the April – May issue of Fiddle Sessions®!
First I apologize for my mis-titling of Tim Woodbridge’s article on Don Messer in last month’s issue. I think I’ve got it straight now.
Tim continues a retrospective of the fiddle music of Don Messer with a look at his performance of Billy Wilson’s Clog (along with a new title for this series of articles). Last year marked the 100th year since his birth.
This month we return to Cookie Segelstein’s series on the various modes commonly used in klezmer music.
Anthony Barnett , the Boswell of violin jazz, ruefully tries to understand why Stuff Smith has not received the praise and reputation that he so richly earned as a giant in the history of jazz.
Carolyn Osborne returns with some suggestions for those about to start the journey to higher hand positions.
Hope you enjoy this session. Feel free to comment on the articles.