The Fiddle Styles of Rickie Simpkins - Favorite Fiddle Tunes
Rickie Simpkins is one of the most in-demand fiddlers on the acoustic music scene today. He makes hundreds of appearances a year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan with legendary guitarist Tony Rice and bluegrass super group Continental Divide. He also appears on recordings by many of today's top country music performers such as Mary Chapin Carpenter. Rickie's world class fiddling combines hints of Appalachia, a healthy dose of bluegrass, emotional blues, a touch of gypsy jazz and sizzling hot licks to produce a truly unique and compelling personal style which is at once traditional and revolutionary. Here is a rare opportunity to study with a modern fiddle master. In this new exciting video, Rickie teaches you some of his favorite fiddle tunes phrase by phrase. Special camera angles and two forms of notation (standard music and tablature) help you unlock the secrets of Rickie's great style. Included are arrangements of Dusty Miller, Maiden's Prayer, Clinch Mountain Back step, Done Gone, Cattle in the Cane, Paddy on the Turnpike, Temperance Reel and more.