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Arkansas Traveler

  Arkansas Traveler and Eck Robertson   Eck Robertson recorded Arkansas Traveller and Sally Gooden for Edison Records in 1922. These must have been the first recordings of fiddle tunes. Sally Gooden was included in the Smithsonian Country Classics. The other side of the original recording, Arkansas Traveller, remains a very popular tune in fiddle […]

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Old Joe Clark

One occasion when I got to observe Vassar Clements was when he was promoting his new album at a record store. He was mainly holding his fiddle and chatting with fans, when suddenly Mike Marshall breezed into the store, pulled out his fiddle and got into a hot twin fiddle version of Old Joe Clark […]

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Bill Monroe’s Gold Rush

Today at the meeting of the Bay Area Fiddlers in Dunedin, we played Roxanna Waltz by Bill Monroe. I haven’t written that one out yet. But I do have a popular hoedown, Gold Rush. I wrote this tab chart years ago. But, I haven’t used it much in my teaching. It’s not an easy tune. […]

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