Polecat blends multiple genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae and world music. The band with four guys and one lady centers around fiddle player Cayley Schmid. Aaron Guest does lead vocals and 12 string, with Jeremy Elliott lead guitar, Richard Reeves on upright bass and Karl Olson on drums. The sense of unity in the band clearly works in their favor as they seem like they've been together since birth. Polecat creates music that makes you want to get up and dance.
So Long Seven performs richly textured acoustic music that brings their diverse influences into a distinctly Canadian voice. At once spirited and meditative, So Long Seven is creating a seamless blend using the tabla, banjo, violin and acoustic guitar to perform their original music.
Roots is proud to premiere this fine music video, featuring The Bills at home on Southern Vancouver Island.
Jolliff (mandolin) & Barnett (fiddle) perform the popular jazz standard with a bluegrass twist. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
An original tune performed by 2012 National mandolin champion Jake Jolliff and fiddle empresario Mike Barnett. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
Lula Wiles perform “The Losing Side” in this B-Side, filmed and recorded in June, 2016 in Saranac Lake, NY by Beehive Productions as part of their Ear to the Ground series.
Fiddler Matt Heckler aka Kaatskikkachia, performs "The Lantern Song" live in front of the Pewter Shop audience at the 2015 Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY.
Filmed and recorded by Beehive Productions.
Learn to play lovely, heart-rending pieces and benefit from Jay Ungar's years of experience as a top fiddler. He shows the inventive use of slides, grace notes, rolls, smears, vibrato and special bowing techniques that turn ordinary tunes into distinctive compositions. Jay teaches "Tombigbee Waltz," "Tennessee Waltz," "South Wind," "Shebeg Shemor," "Give Me Your Hand" and his Grammy-winning tune from Ken Burns' PBS Civil War series, "Ashokan Farewell."
Beginning fiddlers! Learn easy versions of some of America's most-played fiddle tunes and join in any jam session- even if you've just started playing! In nearly three hours of detailed play-along instruction, master fiddler Jim Wood provides all the tools you'll need to learn your instrument and play tunes with skill and confidence.
Kevin Burke's easygoing manner and encouraging teaching style invite you into the world of authentic traditional Irish fiddle. In this superb starter lesson, he passes on his vast knowledge and experience through an in-depth study of some of his favorite tunes, styles and techniques.