natharious’s seventy-four comments

  • Re: Why do you love ITM?

    I like how the music bridges culture and language gaps. I spent some time in Quebec a few years ago and, though I spoke very little French, I participated in a weekly session and got to know some of the locals - the highlight of my trip. more…

  • Re: bloody addictive

    In university, I had to stop listening to trad while doing homework since I'd never get anything done! It would usually lead to me thinking, "Hey that's a cool tune," grabbing my fiddle and spending the next hour playing along with the record. more…

  • Re: A roaming gig

    Just an update on this topic... more…

  • Re: Chest Fiddle

    I play with an Old-Time Fiddlers group and one of guys, 96 years of age, plays the fiddle on his chest. He's actually still pretty good too! I asked him one time why he plays it that way and he said that was how he learned it. He never had anyone to show ... more…

  • Beautiful tune. I just ordered his CD after hearing that sample! more…

  • Re: A roaming gig

    Thanks for the insights! It shouldn't be that bad, it sounds like they want me to play mostly waltzes and slow jigs. more…

  • A roaming gig

    I've been asked to perform at a fairly high-class dinner function where they want my guitarist and I (on fiddle) to roam around the room and play throughout the evening. Has anyone ever done this before? It sounds like it could be interesting... Any roami... more…

  • Re: thesession.org e-mail rant

    Gmail... hehe more…

  • Re: Most Beautiful Fiddler

    I used to have a real thing for women that played the violin... so graceful and elegant and charming. Not so much anymore though. Lets just say it didn't work out. more…

  • Re: Young People

    I liked that thing on Mandolins, but I don't appreciate you talking about my sister that way (her name is Amanda Lynne... seriously!) more…