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Three fiddlers celebrate old tunes

Sisters Gretchen and Rebecca Koehler, and Don Woodcock are out with a new album of old time fiddle tunes. They all grew up in musical families surrounded by the rich traditions of North American fiddle music. Their new cd is called, The Fiddlers Three, and we'll listen again to their conversation with Barb Heller, host of String Fever.  Go to full article

String Fever "Play Along with the Radio" Jam (Hour 1)

This was a special "Play Along With the Radio" edition of the program, featuring a live jam band in the studio. We provide the downloadable accompaniment and the sheet music, you can play along at home. This first hour includes the following tunes: Arkansas Traveler, Cock of the North, Fisher's Hornpipe, Flop Eared Mule, Garry Owen/Haste To The Wedding, I'll Fly Away, Irish Washerwoman, Keep On The Sunny Side, and Off She Goes.  Go to full article

String Fever "Play Along with the Radio" Jam (Hour 2)

This was a special "Play Along With the Radio" edition of the program, featuring a live jam band in the studio. We provide the downloadable accompaniment and the sheet music, you can play along at home. This second hour includes the following tunes: Old Joe Clark, Smash The Windows, Star of the County Down, Devil's Dream, Soldier's Joy, and Wabash Cannonball.  Go to full article

Pat Donohue on String Fever

String Fever host Barb Heller chats with Pat Donohue, the lead guitarist in Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, from the A Prairie Home Companion radio show. Pat is traveling to Saranac Lake on Sunday for an appearance at BluSeed Studios at 7 pm on April 5.  Go to full article

Playing music along with the radio

Yesterday afternoon on String Fever, the first-ever on-air jam session was held live in our studio. It was a chance for musicians at home to play along with the radio, complete with downloadable sheet music from the String Fever website. The entire program will be posted later this morning on our website, but we thought we would give you a taste of what listeners heard yesterday. Here's the first tune of the jam session, "Liberty."  Go to full article
Members of the <em>String Fever</em> Jam Band in the NCPR studio.
Members of the String Fever Jam Band in the NCPR studio.

String Fever "play along with the radio" Radio Jam

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes a whole slew of traditional musicians into the studio to perform standards and favorites. To encourage the radio audience to play along, all the sheet music was posted online. You can download this audio and play along yourself. Recordings of your home session may be posted on the String Fever page.  Go to full article
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock

Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock live on String Fever

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock into the studio for some great North Country fiddling. Gretchen is the 2008 Northeast Champion fiddler, and Don is a past NYS champion. They take turns at the fiddle and the piano for some favorite tunes, and talk with Barb about the history of traditional fiddle styles.  Go to full article

Roy Hurd on String Fever

Singer/songwriter Roy Hurd is the live guest on String Fever. Hurd is a prolific writer who divides his time between Nashville and the Adirondacks. He (and his guitar) join host Barb Heller for conversation and music in the NCPR studio.  Go to full article

Four songs performed by Althea Jean

Althea Jean were Barb Heller's live guests on the May 4, 2006 edition of String Fever. The band, from left to right, are: Jeremy Greene, drums; Claude Aldous, bass; Eliza Moore, fiddle; Everett Smith, banjo; Bill Casey, mandolin; Curt Stager, banjo; and David Garlock, guitar. In this set you will hear four tunes: Black Eyed Susie, traditional; Songbird by Christine McVie; If I Had a Boat by Lyle Lovett; and The Thrill is Gone, BB King.  Go to full article

Song: Sally Goodin' performed by Old Country Grass

The traditional tune Sally Goodin' performed by Old Country Grass featured artists on the Bastille Day 2005 edition of String Fever. They are Donnie Perkins on fiddle, Debbie Kingsolver on bass, Tim Kingsolver on banjo, and Earl Southmayd on guitar.  Go to full article

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