Crystal Stream Waltz

Crystal Stream Waltz Time once again for a book report. I’m a good ways into Howard Marshall’s latest work, “Play Me Something Quick and Devili

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Joe Broncheau’s Hambo

Joe Broncheau’s Hambo We thank Joe Broncheau (see February 2012 of this column) for Romeo’s Last Chance. On that same recording Joe’s wife

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Miller’s Reel

Miller's Reel One of my favorite Yogi Berra-isms went something like this. “That restaurant is too crowded, so nobody goes there anymore.” The sa

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Big Foot Lou

Big Foot Lou When ere I peruse my collection of recordings of our wickedly wonderful Washington fiddlers, I am always pleased to run across a tune pl

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Snowshoes

Snowshoes It's not unusual for a tune to carry on with two or more names, or for two or more tunes to share the same name. It is rare though to be ab

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Century 21 Hoedown

Century 21 Hoedown Back in May of 1962 a gang of fiddlers from Idaho hopped on a bus and rode to Seattle to perform for the World’s Fair. They play

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Romeo’s Last Chance

Romeo's Last Chance I met Nez Perce fiddler Joe Broncheau (accent the first syllable) briefly back in the nineties but never got to record his musi

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