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    • #53381
      Niels Kristensen
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      hi all,

      as for me, I like the Foghorn Stringband. Just curious, what are some good bands / artists you like?

      this is Foghorn Stringband live:

    • #53554
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      I don’t know if Driftwood are still playing, but love the sound and groove of their version of Shady Grove. Great combination of banjo, bass, guitar and fiddle. I want to be able to let loose like that fiddle player one day!

      • #53563
        Niels Kristensen
        Participant

        one of my favorites as well 🙂 I listened to that video many times. That banjo is something special.

    • #53556
      Michael G
      Participant

      I met Foghorn Stringband many years ago at Walker Creek Music Camp in Petaluma CA. Great camp (currently on hiatus due to COVID but might be back in the spring). Caleb is a great mandolinist! So many great bands – here are some of my favorite bands featuring great fiddling:

      Mandolin Orange (mellow and beautiful, dreamy music)
      Hawktail (with Brittany Haas)
      Mr. Sun (Darol Anger)

      So many more… very interested to hear other suggestions.

      • #53565
        Niels Kristensen
        Participant

        Hi Michael, thanks 🙂 Yes I agree about Caleb, he is one of my heroes. He is always playful with his mandolin.
        Hawktail and Mr. Sun, something to check out. I think anything Brittany Haas related should be good. And I know Darol Anger from a lovely song he did with Sharon Gilchrist.
        This is Brittany Haas with Aoife O’Donovan and Odessa Jorgenson … bad audio quality but great fun 🙂

    • #53571
      Brian
      Participant

      Matt Heckler is one of my favorite fiddlers to listen to! Here’s a song he did with Benjamin Todd from Lost Dog Street Band:

      • #53575
        Niels Kristensen
        Participant

        Brian thanks for sharing! I had not heard of Matt Heckler. Love the musicianship and the intensity.

    • #53589
      Michael G
      Participant

      Great videos! Love the Matt Heckler tune and his energetic fiddling. Here’s another recent discovery:

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      • #53593
        Niels Kristensen
        Participant

        That is cleverly done, how the fiddle and the banjo interact. Thanks Michael.

    • #53594
      Niels Kristensen
      Participant

      This is not meant to be clever, esp with the little theatre to open and close the song with… But hey it is Caleb Clauder, so how can it not be good. And I like the fiddle part by Annalisa Tornfelt.

      • #53615
        Brian
        Participant

        Love the mandolin and harmonies going on! Beautiful!

    • #53636
      Michael G
      Participant

      Here’s a great video of John Reischman and the Jaybirds. Greg Spatz is a great fiddler and does a gorgeous solo on this version of Salt Spring:

      • #53641
        Niels Kristensen
        Participant

        That was sweet and what a lovely setting. Personally I have a weak spot for live recorded music. Second best only to live music 🙂

    • #53646
      Michael G
      Participant

      Agreed, Niels. There’s an overwhelming amount of live music video on YouTube. Here’s another great one:

    • #53647
      Michael G
      Participant

      Another one featuring Darol Anger and some ridiculously great solos by all band members:

    • #53734
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      It’s so great listening and watching all these different styles and bands. Love the textures and playfulness of Daryl Anger’s playing above. Very inspiring. Our ukulele club are doing Seminole Wind by John Anderson. I found this version on YouTube which I thought was fun:

      • #53741
        Niels Kristensen
        Participant

        Hi Kate, nice tune! Very danceable if that is a word.

    • #53743
      Michael G
      Participant

      That’s a great one, Kate! I hadn’t heard that tune before. I like how the energy builds up throughout their arrangement. Here’s another great arrangement of a classic tune. The Punch Brothers are a bit of an acquired taste for some. I just finished my first pass through their latest release, Hell On Church Street. Jaw-dropping technical mastery, musicality, and ensemble playing. Some of the tightest harmonies I’ve ever heard. Highly recommended for those interested in cutting edge string band music.

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    • #53863
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      They’re great, Michael! It is very different, but you can hear a variety of influences in their music.

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