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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Busy week! Click the links to read:

– My colleague David Jasper talks to Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg about his return to the road ahead of the punk band’s show Sunday at Midtown Ballroom.

– Bend’s concert scene has been full of funk lately. I wrote a little about two upcoming shows: Monophonics and The Quick & Easy Boys Saturday at Liquid Lounge and Orgone Thursday at The Annex.

– Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan is coming to town Wednesday, and I unpack his enduring popularity.

Elsewhere in the music section: the Mel Brown Septet plays Jazz at the Oxford, J-Ras and Marko bring reggae to the Astro Lounge, Joe Craven will visit HarmonyHouse, Trigger Itch headlines a punk bill at Big T’s, Jennifer Batten will shred The Sound Garden and The Horned Hand has a busy and high-quality week planned, with Terrible Buttons tonight, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank Saturday and The Preservation Wednesday.

A Wintergrass report: Part 2, by Jenny Wasson of Moon Mountain Ramblers

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

(Note: Jenny Wasson is the fiddler for the Moon Mountain Ramblers and an employee of The Bulletin. She attended the Wintergrass festival late last month and filed this report. The photos are hers, too. Part 1 is here.)

Saturday

Darol Anger and friends showcase some fiddle power!

Slightly delirious from the lack of sleep, I wandered around the Hyatt Regency Bellevue to find breakfast and the first workshop of the morning, “Freestyle Fiddling,” featuring fiddle master Darol Anger and Brittany Haas, Lauren Rioux and Tashina Clarridge. I love that Anger is mentoring the younger generation of string players.

Freestyle fiddling is a loose term that basically means using a combination of all styles of music in your solo. In a single song, you might hear elements of blues, jazz, Celtic or old-time music. On four five-string fiddles – now that’s some string power! – the group performed “Forked Deer,” “Sally Goodin,” “Elzic’s Farewell” and “Lost in the Loop.”

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