The second issue of iFiddle Magazine features master fiddler and teacher, Jacie Sites. Jacie’s been teacher for many years and teaches us the classic tune Chinquapin Hunting.
Jacie explains her philosophy of music and teaching style in the interview. This is a must have issue.
Alex Hargreaves is the youngest fiddler ever to win the Grand Champion division at the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, Idaho, in 2009, and winning
the Grand Masters Fiddle Championship in Nashville. In October 2010, at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Alex was awarded the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, a full tuition
scholarship to the Berklee College of Music.
Ernie Hill reviews Scenic Roots. Amber Rogers and her sister Erin. At 24, Amber Rogers is a talented multi-instrumentalist and band leader for
Scenic Roots. She has spent her life immersed in bluegrass and old-time American music since she was a little girl, beginning her music training with fiddle and piano at age four. By high school, she had learned to play most stringed instruments, and even tried her hand at bagpipes for a few weeks. Amber now performs on fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and hammered dulcimer; but can be found playing bass, guitar, or mandolin at bluegrass jams across the country. In addition to her instrumental mastery, Amber’s voice is a driving force in Scenic Roots’ sound, with a rawness reminiscent of the old
Scottish Fiddler Colin MacLeod is a great fiddler and is going to teach us the Scottish Tune “Mrs. Dundas of Arniston. You will really enjoy his interview as he talks to us about the art of Scottish Fiddling.
Rounding out the issue is California-born Brittany Haas. She is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. She grew up honing her craft in fiddle camps nationwide, and came to her unique sound through the old-time fiddling of Bruce Molsky and the innovative stylings of Darol Anger. A prodigious youth, she began touring with Darol’s Republic of Strings at the age of 14. She simultaneously studied baboons in the evolutionary biology department of
Princeton University (and minoring in music performance, composing with professor Dan Trueman) and joined seminal chamber-grass band Crooked Still.