The Handmade Music School is offering a series of one-hour afternoon workshops as part of the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia. Cost is $25 per workshop.
Fiddle Style and Repertoire of John Ashby with Sammy Lind
Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 5:00-5:50pm
Event Center Downstairs Room 1 @ the Floyd EcoVillage
This class will focus on tunes from the Fauquier County, Virginia fiddler, John Ashby. His playing is ever-inspiring to me and I always go back to his three amazing LPs from the 1970’s on County Records when I need a good fix of real old time fiddling. I’ll start by teaching tunes that have a repetitive bowing pattern throughout both the A and B parts and we’ll move on to other tunes that just vary slightly in their patterns. After a few tunes are learned this way and certain bowing patterns are recognized, it should be easier to hear these rhythms in other tunes and should be helpful for learning new tunes.
About the Instructor
Born in Minnesota, Stephen “Sammy” Lind has established himself as one of the most critically acclaimed old time fiddle players in the country. Co-founder of the Oregon based Foghorn Stringband, Stephen has traveled the world playing and teaching a vast repertoire of tunes from Appalachia and the Midwest. His playing reflects tremendous respect and passion for all the fiddle players and old recordings he has spent countless hours learning from.