I recently purchased Fall Away Blues and on the album there is a track of Camp Meeting on the 4th of July, May Day. Just wondering what the May Day is referring to? Is it a separate fiddle tune?
Thanks for writing. Yes, "Camp Meeting on the 4th of July/May Day" is a medley, meaning we play two fiddle tunes back to back.
Will you play Blissfest please? Will you come to the Southwest/Four Corners area please? We'd host you for a house concert in Pinteop-Lakeside Arizona (we = a bunch of Indian Health Service doctors/musicians/friends).
Wow! I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to get to this question. We haven't played Blissfest in quite some time, so we're due for a return visit there. We'll see what we can do. We love that one. It's actually where Laurel and I initially met in 2008.
It's good to know about the Four Corners house concert idea. As you probably know, we don't often venture west of the Mississippi River, but we do try to be as 'available' as we can. Hopefully we'll make it out there someday.
Thank you Michael for answering my question. We will proceed with our plans to drive to Duluth MN to see you at Amazing Grace on Sept. 27th. We can't wait to finally see you both in concert. Your performance at John Prine Time in Grand Rapids was great (as always) and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Tracy & Ron Reinke
See you soon,
Laurel plays a Chuck Lee 12" open back. Chuck is a really consistent maker out of Texas.
For the guitar, I believe I'm capo'd at the third fret with the following chords positions:
Each chord gets a measure (or two downbeats).
Hope that helps,
We do love the mountains. We will, if you promise to come out to a show.
You should come to Northampton, MA. It is a great music town. Small venue is the Iron Horse which is legendary. The Calvin Theatre is large (1200 people about) and both are right downtown. We would love to have you or I could host a house party. Love the tunes. Cindy
Thanks so much. We're actually considering some shows near you for next April (2019), so be on the lookout for that.
I see your calendar shows a concert in Duluth MN on Sept. 27th. I called Amazing Grace Bakery & Café but they don't show your concert on their schedule. Are you still going to be there on 9/27/2018? Please let me know ASAP so I can schedule my trip to Duluth MN just to see you in person. Thanks, Tracy
Yes, we will be performing at Amazing Grace on September 27th. There always seems to be a disconnect between the booker of Amazing Grace and the physical place itself. Rest assured, we will be playing a show there on that date. We're confirmed.
And although I live in Lakewood (suburb of Denver) Colorado,
I also pass on info. and upcoming concerts to family/friends around the country. And in Denver, Swallow Hill Music Association
is a ideal place for concerts for your type of music.
p.s. I discovered your music today (Sun. July 2, 2017) on
Fort Collins, Co. public radio KRFC-FM and their folk show.
Where I have discovered much good music.
Ahh... public radio - what would we do without it.
Thanks again. Larry Cunningham.
Also their Celtic show on Sunday is another good source of music.
Thanks for the kind words, and for your suggestions in the Denver area. We haven't been back to Colorado in a long time - something we can hopefully rectify before too long.
All the best,
Michael (& Laurel)
Hi guys, absolutely love your sound. Like many others it seems, I came across you via the Blackest Crow video...just beautiful. I've been trying to work out Michael's harmony so that my partner and I can sing it, but can't quite get it down... I'd be really grateful if you could give me a clue as to his line? If you ever find yourselves in the UK, we will definitely be there. Thank you!
Sorry to be getting to this question a *little* after the fact. By now, no doubt, you've developed your own excellent version of "The Blackest Crow" and you have no need for this belated response. But, on the off chance that this might help others, my harmony on TBC is all about singing the third below Laurel's melody line. Pretty much at every chance, I'll sing the third of the chord that's being playing, albeit in a fairly parallel fashion. Hope that helps!