Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crossing The Cumberlands

One of the bands I play with, the Bluegrass Bonanza Band, started doing this tune and it seems to be very popular with audiences, so I thought I'd do a YouTube to show how I play it. I start off with the banjo and then do a couple of mandolin breaks. There are a lot of mando possibilities with this one. It's a Bill Monroe tune. The Nashville Bluegrass Band have covered it and sound wonderful on it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Jenny Lynn

Yet another fiddle tune with a girl's name for the title. This fiddle tune is the one quoted in Bill Monroe's famous song "Uncle Pen", he says in that song that Jenny Lynn is "where fiddlin' begins" - whatever that may mean. Slow one first, and then a faster one with full backing band provided by me, me and me.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

Another good Bill Monroe bluesy waltz for a hot summer night.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mississippi Waltz

It sure is the right weather for this Bill Monroe tune.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Julie Anne Johnson

Another old-time fiddle tune with a girl's name for a title.

Friday, August 6, 2010