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New song demo - I Just Work Here

I've written fiddle tunes and string parts for many years, but up until two days ago I'd never written a song with words. Here's a rough draft of my new song 'I Just Work Here'.

I Just Work Here
 

I…

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New tune just posted

Check out the sheet music just posted for Typolka on the Tunes page. Here's a link to a video that was posted of Athas playing Typolka & Heather's. 

Typolka/Heather's

 

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Sassparilla

 

I've recently started recording and rehearsing new songs with Kevin Blackwell & Nate Vest of Sassparilla.

We've had lots of fun collaborating on the new material. 

It'll be a bit of Portland meets Milwaukee on the upcoming album.

If you…

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Currently accepting new private lesson students

There are a few spots currently available for private violin, viola, cello & fiddle lessons at Family Music Center & at Brass Bell Music Store. Check out the 'Lessons' page for more info on locations and policies. Contact me if…

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Jorin, Lewin & Rochford

Check out my new old-time bluegrass blues trio Jorin, Lewin & Rochford. The lineup is Ted Jorin on guitar & vocals, Bradley Rochford on clawhammer banjo & vocals, and myself on fiddle & vocals. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/JorinLewinRochford

 

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Brewgrass

I recently started fiddling & singing with a new bluegrass/old-time band, Brewgrass. (www.brewtownbrewgrass.com)

Brewgrass is: Jon Kehoe (mandolin/vocals), Justin Busche (banjo/vocals), John Schulze (guitar/vocals), Mike Secklin (bass/vocals), Carrie Secklin (washboard/vocals) & myself (fiddle/vocals).

Check out the gigs page to see…

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Nine Questions with Heather Lewin

My amazingly talented and super sweet friend Trevor Rogers has this great blog where he asks his musician friends nine questions. I did the interview a couple of years ago, but here's the link if you want to check out…

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'Tunes' page just added

I've just added a 'Tunes' page to the website. I'll be adding sheet music notation of my original compositions that I've written over the years. I've got about 20 fiddle tunes already notated & ready to be posted. I'll add…

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Website Update

Just updated the website to make it more mobile friendly. Also added a listing of WI Irish sessions under the Links page, for anyone interested in playing a few tunes. Hope you like the changes. Hope to see you all…

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Fiddling on Scott Lucas and the Married Men's upcoming CD

Last week, I headed down to Million Yen Studios in Chicago to record string tracks for the upcoming Scott Lucas & the Married Men CD. Their fiddler Rebecca Manthe and I spent all day in the studio laying down tracks…