Episode 77

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July 28th, 2020

1 hr 5 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

This week on #SlapperCast, we welcome our longtime fiddler, the incomparable Jeff Duncan! Jeff has been performing and recording with us since 2008, and will be prominently featured on our forthcoming new album.

Topics include:

  • How we first met Jeff
  • The influence Jeff's parents had on his musicianship
  • Jeff's talent for playing songs he's never heard before
  • What music we're listening to in our cars right now
  • What bands would we like to play in given the opportunity
  • Sight-reading or play by ear?
  • Audience members trying to insert themselve into your gig
  • How did Jeff choose fiddle as an instrument?
  • The importance of teaching music to kids
  • Challenges in teaching music remotely during the pandemic
  • Current Blaggards projects in rehearsal and the recording studio
  • The value of arrangement skills (including praise for our original fiddler Turi Hoiseth)

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