acoustic · banjo · female singer · singer-songwriter · traditional

Evie Ladin: Float Downstream (MP3)

On February 25, Evie Ladin will release her solo record titled Float Downstream. Produced by mando wizard  Mike Marshall, this is a lovely collection of mostly original songs that feature her distinctive drop-thumb clawhammer banjo style. Evie is known in the trad music community as a dancer and member of the all-girl Stairwell Sisters (featured… Continue reading Evie Ladin: Float Downstream (MP3)

acoustic · male singer · traditional

Tim Eriksen: Free Holiday MP3 Downloads

If you follow Fiddlefreak, you already know that we dig the spine-chilling ballads of Tim Eriksen. Here are two songs that he is offering to his fans: free MP3 downloads as gifts of the season. Merry Christmas, from Tim Eriksen and Fiddlefreak! LISTEN: Occom’s Carol Download Here. LISTEN: Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming Download… Continue reading Tim Eriksen: Free Holiday MP3 Downloads

accordion · acoustic · banjo · Cajun · Celtic · Irish · traditional

Portland Oregon: Part Two

Day Two of the Portland Experience is now history. It’s 10:30 AM and people and pets are starting to stir in the household. A cup of English breakfast sits steaming beside my laptop and a black cat named Chicken is rubbing my ankles. Today we will somehow find some clean(ish) clothes in our travel bags,… Continue reading Portland Oregon: Part Two

accordion · male singer · mandolin · traditional · world

Portland Oregon: Part One

John and I have two days off between the Arts Northwest booking conference and a one-off gig at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Washington. What better town to kill time in than the so-square-it’s-cool hippie Mecca of Portland, Oregon? We rolled into town yesterday about 5 PM, and with an hour to kill before… Continue reading Portland Oregon: Part One