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Shady Grove

One evening at a place called Ka Tiki on Sunset Beach, I was performing with the redoubtable Pete Gallagher. A man in the audience called out for Shady Grove. It’s a short, simple tune, but that’s what he really wanted to hear so we played it as an instrumental. We didn’t know the words. It […]

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O Holy Night

This is more of a devotional song at Christmas than a Christmas Carol. Usually it’s sung by a singer with real chops. I got a request for this one by email. I hope I can find the message in my piles of messages so I can reply. This tune is not in my new ebook, […]

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Jingle Bells

This Jingle Bells is in the key of G. That’s a better key for singing than A. On the other hand, A would allow easy use of the open E string for drones. Then again, maybe F would be the best key for singing. I like F for fiddle tunes, but beginners are not familiar […]

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