Live at RockyGrass: Michael Daves & Friends

michael daves and friends live at rockygrass

We started rolling out all the great footage of Michael Daves’ set at RockyGrass last summer. We recently posted a great version of “June Apple” and “The Dirt That You Throw”, both of which appear on Michael’s album Orchids and Violence. 

Update: This weeks addition is two great songs back to back: “Elzic’s Farewell” and “It’s Been a Good Year for the Roses”. These videos also feature Noam Pikelny, Brittany Haas, Mike Bub and Dominick Leslie, and you can find it all the +Music section of the Learn area!

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New Ukulele Lessons Just Added

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The final frontier for expanding on the tune “Haole Hula” is now up in the Advanced section. In this 3-part lesson, Sarah takes you through even more options and variations to fill out the sound of your chord melody arrangement for this tune. Keep reading to see what other ukulele lessons have been added recently (there’s a lot)!

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Tony Trischka Talks Banjo with Noam Pikelny

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Tony got together with Noam Pikelny recently to talk banjo and discuss Noam’s new (and debut) solo banjo album called “Universal Favorite.” In Part 1 Noam kicks it off by performing “Waveland” which Tony has written tablature for (available in “Additional Study Materials” section). You can find it in the +Music section of the Learn area or just click hereMore parts will be added soon so stay tuned! 

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George Freeman

Diersbach, Austria – Excellent weekend playing at the INNtöne Jazz Festival. I spent yesterday afternoon hanging out with the great George Freeman drinking coffee and eating Austrian cake… ah, this is the real jazz life!
At 90 years of age, George is living proof that playing music is good for you and keeps you young.
It was so good to chat with George and hear his stories about playing with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Shirley Scott, and of course his nephew Chico Freeman.
Safe flight back to Chicago George, thanks for a great gig!

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