SPRING 2015

It's about time.

SPRING 2015

off in California somewhere, spring 2015

Yes, the weather has finally become non-lethal in the Boston Area, just in time to take some trips to the Seattle area and later, the Yukon. In the meantime, Emy & I will be skating around New England, puttering and playing shows.
Catch us in Bozeman, Montana at the glorious Ellen Theatre on May 30.

Or see if you can make this website let you purchase one of my many fine recordings... just sayin'.
We've been getting a lot of great comments about the Eanda recording, for instance. And we just sold a huge pile of Emy's recording Look Up, Look Down up on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, when we performed with the Saratoga Symphony there.

Or...
Emy Phelps' and my new single is available for download!
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This is our take on one of the greatest Hunter/Garcia songs.
We tried to make it sound like a Zen Garden seen through the imagery of Gary Snyder. Thanks to our friends Terry Longshore on tablas, and Aidan O'Donnell on bass, Grant Gordy on guitar, Mila Phelps-Friedl for the harmony vocals.
You can purchase Ripple right here, right now:

More cool stuff is happening in Spring/Summer here in Fiddlistics-Land:

Mr Sun will be up in the wilds of Yukon Territory, mushin' dogs and cheering on ambitious string band pickers in the second week of June.

The amazing and somewhat weather-beset Spring Semester at Berklee has just ended, but not my 24/7 ongoing online Fiddle School at Artistworks.com ; it's a source of joy. If you're a fiddler who's been thinking of improving your playing, or wants to learn more about fiddling in general, you might want to give it a try.

This Summer:
Summer of 2015 will be a busy time for me: I'll be teaching at a number of fiddle "camps" and clinics all over the continent.

First up will be the Yukon Acoustic Music Workshop near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in Alaska, June 7-11.

Next I'll be back at the incredible Berklee College for the first Berklee Global String Intensive, where we basically try to compress a year's worth of the Berklee String Department experience into one week, with the entire faculty, which includes luminaries such as Matt Glaser, Bruce Molsky, Doc Wallace, Eugene Friesen, Mike Block, Maeve Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh, Mimi Rabson, Rob Thomas, and others. an incredible experience in every possible string style.

That following weekend will be the Berklee Roots Music Weekend, a shorter but no less intense series of sessions focusing on traditional music: Blues, Fiddle music from all over, band dynamics, Bluegrass, and everything in between.

Moving into July, Darol will be at the oldest Roots Summer program in the nation, the venerable Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week in Elkins, West Virginia July 26-31. This will be fantastic for Bluegras enthusiasts, with a stellar lineup including Byron Berline and Tammy Rogers.

From there, moving on to the heavenly Warren Wilson College near Ashville, NC for Swannanoa Fiddle Week, running concurrently with Mandolin, Banjo and Jazz Week-- what a great combination of talent assembled for this event, in a gorgeous setting.

Finally the West Coast! from August 17-21, Seattle's SPU University will host Julie Lyonn Lieberman's eclectic Strings Without Boundaries program, featuring the legendary swing fiddler Paul Anastasio and others. Julie is an inspiring player & educator who has been working to free up classical string players this way longer than almost anyone.

Check some of these events out this summer, for a rocket-assist to your fiddling!... and say hello in person to Yours Truly.

Recent history:

Mr. Sun's Western Tour
WINTERGRASS...  Feb 27-March 2
and later:
Crest Theatre LA March 14
Freight & Salvage March 15
Don Quixote's March 18
The Palms March 19
Salida, CO March 20
Swallow Hill, DEN March 21
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Our 2nd Annual Keepin' it In The Fam Holiday show in the Pacific Northwest was a big hit last season.

We also had a wonderful local holiday show in Jamaica Plain with Emy Phelps, Tristan Clarridge, Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul on Dec 7th.
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A fascinating Fall season with shows all over the country in many different formats. If variety is the spice of life, it's been extremely piquant.
We had Freshgrass, IBMA, the Celtic Colours Festival, another fantastic Orchestra concert in the Flint Hills, and shows in November with Mr Sun.

Mr Sun is now being represented by Myriad Artists.

I'm still plugging away on my Online Fiddle School at www.Artistworks.com ; it's a source of joy. If you're a fiddler who's been thinking of improving your playing, or wants to learn more about fiddling in general, you might want to give it a try.

This Summer:
Summer of 2015 will be a busy time for me: I'll be teaching at a number of fiddle "camps" and clinics all over the continent.

First up will be the Yukon Acoustic Music Workshop near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in Alaska, June 7-11.

Next I'll be back at the incredible Berklee College for the first Berklee Global String Intensive, where we basically try to compress a year's worth of the Berklee String Department experience into one week, with the entire faculty, which includes luminaries such as Matt Glaser, Bruce Molsky, Doc Wallace, Eugene Friesen, Mike Block, Maeve Gilchrist, Joe K. Walsh, Mimi Rabson, Rob Thomas, and others. an incredible experience in every possible string style.

That following weekend will be the Berklee Roots Music Weekend, a shorter but no less intense series of sessions focusing on traditional music: Blues, Fiddle music from all over, band dynamics, Bluegrass, and everything in between.

Moving into July, Darol will be at the oldest Roots Summer program in the nation, the venerable Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week in Elkins, West Virginia July 26-31. This will be fantastic for Bluegras enthusiasts, with a stellar lineup including Byron Berline and Tammy Rogers.

From there, moving on to the heavenly Warren Wilson College near Ashville, NC for Swannanoa Fiddle Week, running concurrently with Mandolin, Banjo and Jazz Week-- what a great combination of talent assembled for this event, in a gorgeous setting.

Finally the West Coast! from August 17-21, Seattle's SPU University will host Julie Lyonn Lieberman's eclectic Strings Without Boundaries program, featuring the legendary swing fiddler Paul Anastasio and others. Julie is an inspiring player & educator who has been freeing up classical players this longer than almost anyone.

Check some of these events out this summer, for a rocket-assist to your fiddling!... and say hello in person to Yours Truly.

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