Musical Inspiration – Victor Wooten

Musical Inspiration – Victor Wooten

Over the years since I started playing the fiddle, I have listened to a lot of fiddlers for inspiration, and it has served me well. I definitely think that you should see what is being done on your instrument before you switch it up and try new things. But once...
Musical Inspiration – Jacob Collier

Musical Inspiration – Jacob Collier

Someone that has been inspiring me a lot lately is Jacob Collier. He is not a fiddler, he’s not even a folk artist, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate how much of a musical genius he is. For those of you who don’t already know him, Jacob is a jazz artist...
My Audition at the Berklee College of Music

My Audition at the Berklee College of Music

My Audition at the Berklee College of Music Back in October I submitted my application to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Right after the submission I booked an audition and interview. During this process I got to choose a few preferred times and...
Musical Inspiration – Quinn Bachand

Musical Inspiration – Quinn Bachand

Musical Inspiration – Quinn Bachand Many of you may know who Quinn Bachand is through various groups that he is in; Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Brishen, Kittle & Co. I first saw Quinn when he was touring as a guitarist/fiddler/banjo player for Shane Cook,...
James Hill and Vancouver Island Music Fest

James Hill and Vancouver Island Music Fest

James Hill is known to some as the world’s best ukulele player. Obviously, that is a very subjective label, but it must say something about his creativity and skill. James has previously toured a solo show, where he sings and plays his ukulele. This show...
Musical Inspirations – March 2019 – Shane Cook

Musical Inspirations – March 2019 – Shane Cook

In the depths of northern winter Fiddelium, the fiddle group I am a part of, decided to attend the annual sourdough rendezvous in Whitehorse. This is an annual festival that has musical performances as well as traditional competitions. This year the musical headliner...
Canadian Grand Masters and more…

Canadian Grand Masters and more…

Canadian Grand Masters and more… Over the summer, since I wasn’t in school, I had lots of time to do festivals, gigs, camps and just fun jams with other musicians. It’s always sad when the summer ends, but at least we can still reminisce, so let me tell you...