I shot this video with my little point and shoot camera. Behind the Super 8 Hotel, Stephen Dickey along with the other members of the Grease Gravy band were playing with fiddler and instrument maker Larry Hopkins. The band came to Dodgeville, Wisconsin to play at the Midwest Folklife Festival. Sorry it is so [...]
A couple of months ago I featured Rich Remsberg on the Artisan Ancestors Podcast. I just found this great presentation by him at the Library of Congress. Hope you enjoy this.
A couple of years ago, Ada Jones, who use to coordinate the Pioneer Village in Nashville, Indiana, told me she had a recording of her mother-in-law singing old songs and she wondered if I was interested in listening to it. “I am always interested in local music traditions!” I replied. She loaned me the recording, [...]
Here is an impromptu performance of Steve “Spoon Man” Tankersley, playing the spoons outside the Salem Public Library, in Washington County, Indiana. I shot it with a little point and shoot camera and was surprised at how well it picked up the sound of the spoons. Steve learned to play from his father, but he [...]