The Handmade Music School presents Old Time Fiddle with Nokosee Fields: “Sweet ‘n Sassy G Tunes” on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 3:00pm EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).
In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the ways you can use pitch, bowing techniques, and ornamentation to sweeten up those pretty G tunes or give them a sassy edge to give it that grassy drive.
Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Nokosee Fields began studying orchestral violin at a young age. After years of learning and performing classical music, Nokosee turned his attention to various forms of traditional American music – performing, teaching, and touring professionally. As a bassist, he tours with the country band Western Centuries, as well as the old time band Steam Machine. As a teacher, he has taught at the Augusta Heritage Center, tutored at Centrums Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and was the artist in residence for the Portland Old Time Gathering. Nokosee has placed in numerous fiddle contests and most notably took first prize in the 2019 Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) fiddle competition. Nokosee’s lengthy and diverse experience in the performing arts gives him a unique approach to creating, listening and facilitating music.
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