Old Time Repertoire | Oct. 10-13, 2019

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Old Time Repertoire | Oct. 10-13, 2019


To enroll in this class, first click "register" and fill out the pop up form. Then, select your lodging and meal option below.


Instructors: Brad Leftwich and Linda Higginbotham


This class will cover fiddle tunes and styles the pre-date the influx of Texas style contest fiddling in the mid 20th century. All instruments are welcome!

Class Level: Interdiate/Advance

Class Prerequisites: Students should have the ability to play in the keys of A, D, G, and C; Willing to use alternate tunings. (Fiddle)
Students should be able to learn short phrases by ear.

Materials: Extra string and a recording device.

Brad Leftwich has long been the gold standard for traditional old-time fiddling, and he is a highly regarded banjo player and singer as well. He grew up in Oklahoma in a family with at least three generations of old-time musicians, and learned directly from such legendary masters as Tommy Jarrell, Melvin Wine, and the Hammons family. In his nearly 45 years as a performer, he has released 12 feature recordings, appeared on dozens of anthologies, and created teaching materials that define the genre. Brad is a first-place winner on fiddle at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival (Clifftop). He tours internationally, has entertained at the White House, backed up Doc Watson on stage, and counts Buck Owens and John Hartford among those who have sent fan mail. He performs with Linda Higginbotham as a duo, and they are often joined by Sam Bartlett and Abby Ladin as the Hogwire Stringband.

Linda Higginbotham
 is from a family of musicians and colorful characters with deep roots in the pioneer heritage of Indiana, Kentucky, and Arkansas. She learned to play guitar from her father, a Tin Pan Alley songwriter, and was introduced to old-time music as a teenager in New York. In the 1970s she helped start an active old-time music and dance community in Bloomington, Indiana. She began playing clawhammer banjo after meeting Brad, and she is widely known for her part in popularizing the banjo uke in old-time music. Together they spent many hours visiting and learning from older musicians in the Appalachians and Ozarks. The pair collaborated throughout the 1980s as Leftwich & Higginbotham, and in the 1990s with the Humdingers. They now play together as a duo and, along with Sam Bartlett and Abby Ladin, as the Hogwire Stringband.

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