After one and a half years of researching, collecting, and sharing Minnesota fiddle tunes as part of my state arts board grant, it is time to celebrate a new CD.
50+ Minnesota musicians have gotten together to bring some new life to traditional old-time fiddle tunes from Minnesota. Many of the folks who performed on the disk will play their versions of the tunes at the CD release party.
Artists appearing include: Temporary Stringband, Poor Benny, Gritpickers, Tjarnbloms, Brian Miller and Friends, Sara Pajunen (Kaivama), Nick Rowse (Eelpout Stringers), Dan Mackerman (Minnesota Pickers), Catie Jo and Friends, Phil Nusbaum, and more.
|Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Project
This CD is about the research, recovery and relearning of Minnesota fiddle music. Many of the masters have left us with few to take there place. Luckily, more than 50 Minnesota musicians have come together to help this music flourish again. Using old field recordings and current masters as their guide, they have put their modern stamp on the music. It's great to hear these tunes reborn.
CD Price: $14.97