Wintergrass 2015 Performers -Jayme Stone and the Lomax Project

Jamye Stone and the Lomax Project will be at Wintergrass 2015 for 3 performances. The Lomax Project for this tour features Jamye  with Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas, Eli West & Joe Phillips. The Project focuses on singing  songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboration brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers.

THE LOMAX LEGACY
“Alan Lomax was a folklorist,ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political
activist, oral historian, and filmmaker.
Lomax is most famous for his work in the penitentiaries, plantations, and lonely farms of the Mississippi Delta, where he returned no less than seven times between 1933 and 1985 to listen, observe, fraternize, and record night after night, year after year; but he repeated this feat with astounding results in hundreds of obscure places in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa. Jelly Roll Morton, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, and the Reverend Gary Davis
were only a few of the many geniuses, famous and obscure, who were in reality telling us the true story of our country over Alan’s microphone. The sympathy, connoisseurship, and technical avant-gardism he poured into his work in every platform—from theinterview to the printed page, concert stage, commercial disc, and scholarly article—yielded some of the most passionate and intimate documents of any era, which might have been lost but instead led to the ecumenical vision of the world’s music we have today. But more than this, what Alan Lomax had in mind was the renewal of the forgotten springs of human creativity.”
—Anna Lomax Wood

Here is a clip of the Lomax Project playing a tune of  old time fiddler Tommy Jarrell -Susan Ana Gal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATOSRDdMtcg#t=21

Celebration of Life for Tony Ludiker

This family is one of reasons Wintergrass exists. Blessings to the Ludiker family and to Tony for a life well-lived.

Thank you for the love and support my family has received during my dad Tony Ludiker's passing. It has been a difficult few weeks. 

Dennis Lloyd Ludiker and I have set up a Memorial Fund for our dad. He was uninsured for much of his fight with Kidney Cancer. If you'd like to help in his honor, the funds will go toward the expense of his death and to pass his legacy on in the form of a Tony Ludiker Memorial Fiddle Scholarship. He would have liked that. 

Here is a link to the Memorial Fund: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/kzw6/tony-ludiker-celebration-of-life-memorial-fund

Here is a link to a beautiful waltz Dennis wrote for Dad (It is pay what you want): https://dennislloydludiker.bandcamp.com/album/waltz-for-tony

Please remember the CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Tony is Jan 3 in Spokane, WA 1-5pm. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/550836938385512/

Thank you all so much, and Merry Christmas.

Kimber Ludiker

Thank you for the love and support my family has received during my dad Tony Ludiker‘s passing. It has been a difficult few weeks.

Dennis Lloyd Ludiker and I have set up a Memorial Fund for our dad. He was uninsured for much of his fight with Kidney Cancer. If you’d like to help in his honor, the funds will go toward the expense of his death and to pass his legacy on in the form of a Tony Ludiker Memorial Fiddle Scholarship. He would have liked that.

Here is a link to the Memorial Fund: https://www.giveforward.com/…/tony-ludiker-celebration-of-l…

Here is a link to a beautiful waltz Dennis wrote for Dad (It is pay what you want): https://dennislloydludiker.bandcamp.com/album/waltz-for-tony

Please remember the CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Tony is Jan 3 in Spokane, WA 1-5pm. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/550836938385512/

Thank you all so much, and Merry Christmas.

Kimber Ludiker

Wintergrass 2015- Educators Seminar with Mark O’Connor

Educators Seminar

Mark O’Connor Teacher Training Method
A New American School of String Playing

Hyatt Regency Hotel 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue WA 98004
Tuesday, Feb 24 5-9pm
Wednesday, Feb 25 – 5-9pm
Thursday, Feb 26 – 9am – 5pm
Cost $340
Price includes 15 hour training seminars, O’Connor Method Books I & II w/CDs,
listing on Mark O’Connor website, and the seminar with Mark.
(1 graduate credit through College of Charleston available for an additional $155)

You can Register Online at the Wintergrass Ticket Site.

Designed specifically for music educators, this seminar presents Mark O’Connor’s unique method for stringed instrument instruction. Fitting in perfectly with the Wintergrass Youth Orchestra philosophy of bridging the gap between classical and oral traditions, this seminar will equip teachers with ways to infuse traditional American music and improvisational techniques into their curriculum.

Teachers will work with clinician Pattie Hopkins on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mark O’Connor will appear on Thursday for a special lecture and demonstration and performance. We met Pattie at IBMA this September and can attest to the fact that she is wildly fun. We’re pretty sure her passion is contagious, but also sure, you won’t mind catching it.

“Without exception, every one of my students is owning their violin playing differently than in the past. They are truly proud of their own creativity and not just trying to please their parents or me. “ – Pam Wiley

“My travels of the past 30 years have convinced me that a new American Classical Music is evolving. I have encountered thousands of students of all ages and abilities at concerts, workshops, college/ conservatory/university seminars and fiddle camps and have found repeatedly that students do not want to be “left out” of the great sounds and energy of fiddling and jazz because they wish to become fine classical players. It is my firm belief that the new American Classical Music will embrace the totality of our rich history of violin playing, and it is my sincere hope that my Method will further this process and perpetuate love for the violin.” – Mark O’Connor

Teachers can glean more detailed information about this method at the official O’Connor method website.

Chris Luquette and Eli West On Bainbridge Island

Event

An Acoustic Duo – Chris Luquette & Eli West

When two musicians who have known each other and jammed informally decide to take the stage for the first time Magic can happen. Both musicians have enjoyed increasing success over that last few years touring with acclaimed groups in North American and Europe.
Chris Luquette is the guitarist with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the current instrumental band of the year for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Chris also was the IBMA Momentum Award winner in 2013.
Eli West is one half of the duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West and a member of Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project. Both groups will be playing at Wintergrass 2015 in February. Eli recently joined John Reischman in a new band, John Reischman and the Pine Siskins.
Chris and Eli will be playing at the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art(BIMA)on December 5th starting at 8 p.m. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/983237

Wintergrass 2015 Performers-I Draw Slow

Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been drumming up enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the rIdrawslowelease of their top 10 selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE made Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the playlists of stations across the country. However, their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters.

I DRAW SLOW’s soon to be released 3rd album, WHITE WAVE CHAPEL is a creative progression for I DRAW SLOW. The sound is rooted in the style of the Appalachian Mountains and draws on the traditions of Irish music while incorporating all that’s great about modern Americana.  I DRAW SLOW have created a whole new songbook of stories and melodies with this album. It features tales of dark and light, of debauchery and love, of trouble and joy that are sure to become firm favourites with their growing fan base at home and abroad.

They have been described in the UK press as “American top league equivalents” destined “to blow the opposition away”, drawing favorable comparisons with Gillian Welsh and Alison Krauss. The band has played to audiences in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Belgium and started 2012 with a performance with the Legendary Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and an appearance at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow Scotland.

I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades. In 2008 the pair teamed up with Violinist Adrian Hart, Claw hammer banjo player Colin Derham, Double bassist Konrad Liddy to form I Draw Slow

The Sound: Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana. However, this is a whole new songbook of stories and melodies. These are dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive.