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RARE LOCAL BOSTON SHOW!!!
We (Darol&Emy&Fam&Fiends)
are playing November 14th at the Back Room of The Burren, in Somerville, MA.
A nice restaurant/concert space.
Oh yeah. 8PM.

who might be there? For sure Emy. For sure Darol.
Probably Maeve Gilchrist.
certainly Mila Phelps-Freidl.
Yes,yes, some other fiendish fiddlers you know, like the amazing John Mailander, and the soon-to-be world-famous guitarist/singer Molly Tuttle.
more? yeah, most likely.
Maybe you.
The Burren 247 Elm St. Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Phone (617) 776-6896
Website http://www.burren.com/

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/mpr/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=1277730

The Furies tour the Western Coast! video courtesy Tom Nowak.

More cool interviews and lessons at Darol Anger’s
ArtistWorks School of Fiddle site. We fiddlers now have a great interview and 2 guest lessons with the legendary Bruce Molsky! We already have 265 lessons from Darol, and a great interview with Brittany Haas. And Matt Glaser (Bluegrass/Jazz) and Hanneke Cassel (Celtic) are coming soon.

Darol Anger and the Furies WESTERN COAST TOUR in AUGUST! see the Concerts Page!

The long-awaited Emy Phelps/Darol Anger collaboration is HERE!
Ten original songs by this amazing singer-songwriter, arranged, produced and recorded by Darol. Many of the most amazing young musicians in New England are featured, as well as Darol himself, on the usual array of weird and normal instruments.

Many of the songs and some interesting alternate mixes are downloadable here on this site; entire CD will be available in our store and at www.CDBaby.com. download cuts here.

And The Furies at Delfest, in Maryland!

LiveOak

I’ll be teaching at a few great camps this summer, including the Grandmother of all fiddle camps, Augusta in Elkins WV first week of August.
http://augustaheritagecenter.org/bluegrass/

What Just Happened:

April was the coolest month. A sprint to the finish line, with tons of shows interspersed with teaching at Berklee.

Starting with a duet show with Emy Phelps in Portsmouth, NH and an amazing concert with banjo genius Ron Cody, cellist Mike Block and singer Heather Masse at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine celebrating his brand new CD of jazz standards… very special! see the concerts page.

… Somehow, also a benefit concert for One Longfellow with Brittany Haas and Joe Walsh, Wes Corbett, and Courtney Hartman. And a wonderful house concert in Boston with Emy Phelps and Sharon Gilchrist. Mike Block and I also have a residency up in Oneonta, NY later in the month.
AND.. a rare Psychograss appearance at the Old Settlers’ Festival, down Austin way!

This March was a real marathon, very rewarding but incredibly busy. Couple days in the SF Bay area, recording a slew of new lessons for ArtistWorks online Fiddle School, then on to the American String Teachers’ Convention in Atlanta, then to the Magnolia Springfest in Florida, where I played music with Rushad Eggleston, Sharon Gilchrist and Emy Phelps, and a whole bunch of friends such as Yonder Mountain and Emmet-Nershi bands. Wuhu!… A good Spring Break.

a major concert in Denver with an all-star cast of brilliant Colorado musicians March 31:

The fantastic Wintergrass Festival up near Seattle, where I reunited with Bruce Molsky and Rushad Eggleston in the brand new Old-Tyme Kozmik Power Trio:

Fun times in Boulder on New Years’ with Yonder Mountain!

At the ArtistWorks School of Fiddling:the incredible Brittany Haas, alumna of Republic Of Strings and current driving fierce in the phenomenal band Crooked Still.

Brittany is one of the world’s most rhythmic and accurate fiddlers, and her
approach to bowing has to be seen to be believed. Great tunes and
informative conversation make for lots of spillover into Bluegrass, Old-time
and just plain Great Fiddlin’… in five parts for economical
time-management-style watching.

http://www.academyofbluegrass.com/media-department/478

Lots of exciting shows and events happened last summer!

at the Saddleback Festival, Maine:

Republic Of Strings mini-reunion at Saddleback Bluegrass Festival, summer 2011

The Freight & Salvage Summer String Explosion! July 9th, Berkeley, CA

…And for Northern California: Weed! July 6th

And the incredible Northwest String Summit, Portland, Oregon.

ArtistWorks School of Fiddling

And… Rockygrass!

the Artistworks Bluegrass Band

The
ArtistWorks Darol Anger School Of Bluegrass Fiddle (and other styles coming) is happening NOW! Please come check it out if you are a fiddler-it will be a great community resource, starting with over 200 fiddle lessons and the ability to exchange videos. it’s just too cool. Join soon!

The fantastic O’Connor Fiddle Convocation, held at the Berklee Campus in Boston, MA

magcover This was the Spring issue. I think Kimber Ludiker’s on the summer cover. We’re both holding Jonathan Cooper fiddles!

Alsadair Fraser’s VOM fiddle camp!

A musical gift to my friends: Me ruining some Bach in my kitchen, with a slide show of places I visited in 2010, including Utah, Big Sur, Seattle, Mt. Shasta, and Beacon, New York. Please enjoy this knuckleball delivery of the greatest musician of all time.

The Store has a new order-filler who is taking care of orders, and re-stocking our shelves with all the recordings and stuff for sale.

May we suggest Darol’s Heritage recording, or possibly the newest Darol & Mike extravaganza, Woodshop?

great gift ideas for the fiddler in your life.

Drone CD

Drones are back in tangible existence as a CD! If you just want something to give as a gift or would like to be able to touch what you buy, we have a nice stack of drone CDs on the shelf waiting to be sent out. Still $10, plus $3 for shipping and handling.

ALSO still available as a digital download.
h3. newest news

More cool interviews and lessons at Darol Anger’s
ArtistWorks School of Fiddle site. We fiddlers now have a great interview and 2 guest lessons with the legendary Bruce Molsky! We already have 265 lessons from Darol, and a great interview with Brittany Haas. And Matt Glaser (Bluegrass/Jazz) and Hanneke Cassel (Celtic) are coming soon.

Darol Anger and the Furies WESTERN COAST TOUR in AUGUST! see the Concerts Page!

The long-awaited Emy Phelps/Darol Anger collaboration is HERE!
Ten original songs by this amazing singer-songwriter, arranged, produced and recorded by Darol. Many of the most amazing young musicians in New England are featured, as well as Darol himself, on the usual array of weird and normal instruments.

Many of the songs and some interesting alternate mixes are downloadable here on this site; entire CD will be available in our store and at www.CDBaby.com. download cuts here.

And The Furies at Delfest, in Maryland!

LiveOak

I’ll be teaching at a few great camps this summer, including the Grandmother of all fiddle camps, Augusta in Elkins WV first week of August.
http://augustaheritagecenter.org/bluegrass/

What Just Happened:

April was the coolest month. A sprint to the finish line, with tons of shows interspersed with teaching at Berklee.

Starting with a duet show with Emy Phelps in Portsmouth, NH and an amazing concert with banjo genius Ron Cody, cellist Mike Block and singer Heather Masse at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine celebrating his brand new CD of jazz standards… very special! see the concerts page.

… Somehow, also a benefit concert for One Longfellow with Brittany Haas and Joe Walsh, Wes Corbett, and Courtney Hartman. And a wonderful house concert in Boston with Emy Phelps and Sharon Gilchrist. Mike Block and I also have a residency up in Oneonta, NY later in the month.
AND.. a rare Psychograss appearance at the Old Settlers’ Festival, down Austin way!

This March was a real marathon, very rewarding but incredibly busy. Couple days in the SF Bay area, recording a slew of new lessons for ArtistWorks online Fiddle School, then on to the American String Teachers’ Convention in Atlanta, then to the Magnolia Springfest in Florida, where I played music with Rushad Eggleston, Sharon Gilchrist and Emy Phelps, and a whole bunch of friends such as Yonder Mountain and Emmet-Nershi bands. Wuhu!… A good Spring Break.

a major concert in Denver with an all-star cast of brilliant Colorado musicians March 31:

The fantastic Wintergrass Festival up near Seattle, where I reunited with Bruce Molsky and Rushad Eggleston in the brand new Old-Tyme Kozmik Power Trio:

Fun times in Boulder on New Years’ with Yonder Mountain!

At the ArtistWorks School of Fiddling:the incredible Brittany Haas, alumna of Republic Of Strings and current driving fierce in the phenomenal band Crooked Still.

Brittany is one of the world’s most rhythmic and accurate fiddlers, and her
approach to bowing has to be seen to be believed. Great tunes and
informative conversation make for lots of spillover into Bluegrass, Old-time
and just plain Great Fiddlin’… in five parts for economical
time-management-style watching.

http://www.academyofbluegrass.com/media-department/478

The Freight & Salvage Summer String Explosion! July 9th, Berkeley, CA

…And for Northern California: Weed! July 6th

And the incredible Northwest String Summit, Portland, Oregon.

ArtistWorks School of Fiddling

And… Rockygrass!

the Artistworks Bluegrass Band

The
ArtistWorks Darol Anger School Of Bluegrass Fiddle (and other styles coming) is happening NOW! Please come check it out if you are a fiddler-it will be a great community resource, starting with over 200 fiddle lessons and the ability to exchange videos. it’s just too cool. Join soon!

The fantastic O’Connor Fiddle Convocation, held at the Berklee Campus in Boston, MA

magcover This was the Spring issue. I think Kimber Ludiker’s on the summer cover. We’re both holding Jonathan Cooper fiddles!

We just finished the Spring semester at Berklee, working with a truly awe-inspiring crop of fantastic musician-students. Watch out, world, here they come.

Emy Phelps with Darol Anger in concert : a great series of shows starting in Portland, Maine through Boston down to Washington DC, mostly featuring Emy’s songs.

Delfest with Psychograss was a great party, with fun workshops and late-night jams.

PG@DelFst

Alsadair Fraser’s VOM fiddle camp!

A musical gift to my friends: Me ruining some Bach in my kitchen, with a slide show of places I visited in 2010, including Utah, Big Sur, Seattle, Mt. Shasta, and Beacon, New York. Please enjoy this knuckleball delivery of the greatest musician of all time.

FROM THE STORE:

May we suggest Darol’s Heritage recording, or possibly the newest Darol & Mike extravaganza, Woodshop?

great gift ideas for the fiddler in your life.

Drone CD

Drones are back in tangible existence as a CD! If you just want something to give as a gift or would like to be able to touch what you buy, we have a nice stack of drone CDs on the shelf waiting to be sent out. Still $10, plus $3 for shipping and handling.

Drones ALSO still available as a digital download.

Darol’s Bluegrass playalong book &CD, published by Homespun Tapes
Bluegrass fiddle book

Each of the five book& CDs in this new series highlights one of the instruments of a standard Bluegrass band. This one features the spectacular fiddle playing of Darol Anger. Darol plays the melody and a solo with an all star band backing him up - then drops out so you can take a solo, which is transcribed in the book for you.
The band consists of top players Todd Phillips, Tony Trischka, Matt Flinner and David Grier.



Check out those CDs from the catalog!

Crosstime Darol with the amazing pianist Philip Aaberg. Darol & Phil worked together in Newgrange, and were labelmates at Windham Hill. This one features some radical reconstruction of some classical classics by Gershwin and Ravel,, and some of Darol’s most evocative compositions. And for those cozy winter evenings, don’t forget the Heritage recording…

h3.Misc. semi-recent happenings:

I finished building my first violin under the tutelage of Luthier Jon Cooper… on the one-year anniversary of my move to Maine.

Teaching at Berklee

Darol Anger is now Associate Professor at Berklee School of Music

Darol has been named Associate Professor for the Berklee School of Music, Boston MA, according to an announcement by Matt Glaser, Artistic Director of the American Roots Music Program. Anger will teach improvisation and vernacular music styles to students of the world’s largest private music college.

not-so-recent highlights:

I was honored to perform at the Grand Opening night of the new Freight And Salvage Concert Hall in Berkeley, the legendary west coast acoustic music venue in which I have regularly performed since 1976. A historic and extremely emotional moment, which also featured a musical reunion with pianist Barbara Higbie. Here I am on stage with the great Alasdair Fraser, and members of my Monster Quartet: Lauren Rioux, Natalie and Brittany Haas.

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