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Hello! I was wondering what the chords are for A Clearing in the Wild? I have been trying to nail them down on my guitar, but have been unsuccessful as I am new-ish to guitar playing. This is hands-down my most favorite song of all time. I find myself listening to it over and over again. It just never EVER gets old! Thanks for your help!


Red Tail Ring responded on 12/05/2015
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Hi Becky,

Thanks for your kind words and for listening to "A Clearing in the Wild." That's a really special song for us. Here are the chords:

3/4
Capo V (fifth fret)
Intro: Em add9

Em G - C G - C G Em C

Verse 1:
Em G C G C G Em C C
Em G C G Em Em C C

(Chorus)
C C G G Bm/add6 Bm/add6 C C (2x)

Verse 2 & 3:
Em G C G C G Em C C
Em G C G Em Em G C C

Hope this helps!
~Michael (& Laurel)

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I love your version of The blackest crow and i'm new to fiddling and all the versions ive tried just dont sound quite like yours and arent as smooth in progression, i cant read music but i know tablature is there any possible way you could write out, or submit a link for Fiddle Tablature of the song? Its a hard one to track down.


Red Tail Ring responded on 11/30/2015
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Hello Lane - I learned this song by ear, and I haven't ever come across music for it. If it is of any help, the fiddle tuning that I use in the video is standard tuning with each string tuned down 1.5 steps. The lowest string, normally a G, is tuned to an E.

Good luck!
Laurel

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Your blend of old and new sounds results in something special, and I'm glad I recently discovered your music! If you have time, can you write out the chord progression for "Ohio Turnpike"? And is the banjo in standard open G (gDGBD)? Lastly, if you ever want to make a tour out west, you might check out Freight & Salvage as a venue in the Bay Area!

-Chris
Berkeley, CA


Red Tail Ring responded on 08/31/2015
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Hi Chris - Thanks so much for your kind words.

The banjo tuning that I use for that song is not standard G, but something called "double C." gCGCD. Have you ever tried out this tuning before? It's one of my favorites. Try fooling around with this tuning a bit and you'll probably have a lot easier of a time picking up the chords on Ohio Turnpike. I'm writing this email while in the car, so I'm not able to jot down a chart for you right now - but get in touch again if you're still having trouble with it.

I do hope that we get out to the Bay Area again (last tour out there was two winters ago now), and will definitely look into performing at Freight and Salvage next time.

Cheers,
Laurel Premo
Red Tail Ring

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I love your music and hope to hear you play in Boston or Western Mass sometime!
~Aleks Taranov


Red Tail Ring responded on 08/10/2015
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Hey Aleks - We do make those two places part of our routine East Coast tours, so I'm sure we'll meet sometime soon. I bet we'll be out there next spring if not before.
Best,
Laurel Premo

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When are you coming to the UK?


Red Tail Ring responded on 08/10/2015
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No plans as of yet, but we're happy to take recommendations of spots to play when we do take a tour. Feel free to send any names of your favorite venues over our way via email: redtailring@gmail.com. Where are you based? Thanks for reaching out!
-Laurel

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I love your music. You are both fantastic. I adore your take on the old Edward song. I am more or less a beginner\intermediate violin player and would love to learn to play it. Do you use a regular tuning and what key is it played in? I was wondering if you had a piece of music laying around with the notes. I know your crazy busy and made it your own song but I just adore it. Hoping to see you in Lancaster PA in the fall!


Red Tail Ring responded on 08/10/2015
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Hi Nikki -
I believe that I use the tuning E B E B on that tune. (Key of E). I keep one of my fiddles tuned down a few steps low like that, because it makes for really enjoyable singing keys for my voice. This relationship, EBEB, is the same as a normal "cross-tuned" fiddle - for example GDGD or AEAE.

Best,
Laurel

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Hi there from Australia. Would be great to see you here one day.

Could you tell me where I can get the lyrics for Edward.

Thanks

Steve Howkins


Red Tail Ring responded on 04/21/2015
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Hello Steve! We've included those lyrics in the liner notes for the album "Mountain Shout." I'd be happy to scan and email you a copy - what's a good email address for you?
Thanks for your support,
Laurel Premo
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Hi - Saw your performance at the White Steeple concert last Saturday evening. Loved how you mixed your singing harmonies the instruments. Laurel, wondering what strings you use on your dark violin - what a great sound! Thanks.


Red Tail Ring responded on 03/24/2015
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Hi Kim -

I believe that I've been using strings by D'addarrio lately called "Zyex." They're created to mimic a sweeter gut-string tone.

Cheers,
Laurel Premo
Red Tail Ring

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Just discovered your music here in Northern Ontario and am quickly becoming a huge fan, a bit like Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, but from a deeper, darker part of the mountain (in a good way of course). Do you see yourself coming north of the border anytime soon, maybe the Toronto area? Thanks


Red Tail Ring responded on 03/24/2015
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Hello Barry - Thanks for reaching out, and for your kind remarks.

We don't have anything slated for Ontario yet, but this August we're playing a festival in western Canada (BC). We have a great desire to play in Ontario though, and aim to plan some tours there in the future. So - stay tuned in the next couple of years.
Best,
Laurel Premo
Red Tail Ring