Come listen, learn and dance to their old-time Southern style traditional music on fiddle, banjo and guitar, with songs borrowed from the southern mountain residents of the past couple of centuries. Roscoe's Gone, taking the same name as his own popular tune for the late Roscoe Holcomb, is Hank Bradley (fiddle), Candy Goldman (clawhammer banjo) and Bill Meyer (guitar). They've mastered original songs and fiddle tunes shaped by the times they lived in the southern states while playing in local bands. The trio is currently part of Seattle’s intense old-time music culture, and is heard on stage and at dances on a regular basis.
Roscoe's Gone will be playing a very special house concert at the Iredale-Gray home on Friday, May 16th. If you would like to reserve a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org. On Saturday night, the band will be playing for a Contra Dance being held at Saint Matthias Church (600 Richmond Ave) 7:30-10:00pm. For more info check out victoriacontradance.com. And for all you musicians out there, check out the workshops these folks will be teaching...
The musicians of Roscoe’s Gone will cheerfully pass on all possible details and techniques of these musical idioms, to enable and encourage the newer musicians who will be sweeping them from the stage before breakfast.
Much of the workshop information must be demonstrated, for learning by ear. We strongly recommend bringing recording or video devices to capture permanent records, or evidence for the sheriff, as you prefer.
Fiddle Hank Bradley will dig into the sounds, scales and energy of southern fiddlers, whose traditions are largely influenced by centuries of solo playing, but have recently adapted to interactions with other instruments, particularly the five-string banjo, and musical exchanges with the African-American culture of the south.
Banjo Candy Goldman will present Favorite Banjo tunes from Kentucky. Come learn some songs and tunes from Kentucky fiddle/banjo player Clyde Davenport. We'll focus on the little banjo tricks that add interest and texture to your playing. This class is for advanced beginner to intermediate students that are experienced with the clawhammer and drop-thumb techniques. All taught by ear.
Guitar Bill Meyer says, “Any kind of guitar workshop would be fine with me. A little back up guitar technique, maybe Carter Family picking, too. It depends on the levels of the people who show up.” He is also a versatile fountain of information on all the band instruments and techniques. Workshops will be held Saturday, May 17th. Time and location TBA. To register for a workshop or for more info, email email@example.com.