Freaky (Un)Fiddle Friday – Why You Been Gone So Long: Tony, Wyatt, Sam, Jerry, and all that good stuff.

Ok so maybe I just need to call this Tony Rice Friday instead of Freaky Fiddle Friday, but hey, whatever, it’s good stuff. Here’s a good quality version of “Why You Been Gone So Long,” with a young Super Sammy Bush on Mando and Jerry Douglas on Dobro, both sporting dutiful period correct Appalachian Mud Flaps. And seriously, I swear Wyatt’s had the same haircut his entire life, I think he popped out with that on his head, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? Good version of this tune.

Freakin Freaky Fiddle Friday

Well, its that time of the week again, Freakin Freaky Fiddle Friday, where we go diggin around in the vast intertubes and dig out some weird fiddle stuff. This week brings us an interesting line up, featuring the late great Vassar Clements, a truly unique voice of fiddle virtuosity, and this version of Kissimmee Kid lives up to everything we’ve seen from Vassar over the years. It also features
Tony Rice on guitar, Mark O’Connor on mandolin? Jerry Douglas on dobro John Hartford on banjo Glenn Worf on bass. Wow now that is a weird line up. Someone must have gotten sick and canceled at the last minute for Mark to be playing mandolin, but who cares, this tunes it sweet.

St Anne’s Reel from the Transatlantic Sessions.

Very few things embody what we here at the Fiddle and Creel espouse more than the Transatlantic Sessions, featuring Aly Bain, Russ Barrenberg, and everybody’s favorite grammy award winning houd dog player, Jerry Douglas.  So here is a nice fiddle tune, St. Anne’s Reel for your Thursday afternoon, as filmed by the BBC. They used to play this on BBC America fairly frequently, but now there are so many old Top Gear episodes to abuse that this fine music doesn’t get much air time. Tis a shame.