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is the excellent stringed instrument store where
I teach lessons. They sell, repair, teach, and talk
- My daughter Molly
is a pretty fair musician herself, now with her own
- I do many of my performances with Bluegrass
Stomp. We do quite a few weddings, private parties
and even contra dances and square dances.
- The California
Bluegrass Association is California's biggest
BG organization and they put on the big Grass Valley
Bluegrass Festival on Father's Day weekend.
- The Redwood Bluegrass
Association puts on great bluegrass concerts in
Mountain View, usually with top bands from back East.
Frank Ford is Gryphon's co-owner and repair guru.
He has a web site with repair and instrument care
tips. Visit frets.com
just to see the pictures, if nothing else.
I am the music editor for Fiddler
Magazine. Pick up a copy at Gryphon or order
from their web page.
John Kael's BluegrassLyrics.com
has the lyrics to a lot of songs and they're pretty
accurate. He concentrates on the standards and the
big three: Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the
Stanley Brothers. What more could you ask for?
Ken Torke makes the best picks for bluegrass guitar
or mandolin. Find out how on mandoliner.com.
He is also in a local bluegrass band called the
the home of celtic music on the internet, since 1994.
Want to know something about a fiddle tune? Andrew
Kuntz has compiled an amazing index of 55,000
fiddle tunes from all genres on this site.
- The Santa Clara
Valley Fiddler's Association has jams the first
Sunday of every month. And you can find out about
other jams from their web site.
- I get all of my books printed at CopyFactory.com
in Palo Alto. Great prices and they go the extra mile
when needed. On El Camino not very far from Gryphon.
- Go to the Brittany
Haas site for the schedule of one of the greatest