After all the excitement of the Chattanooga Dulcimer Festival last weekend, it all boiled down to a few modal tunes I got to share with Matt Evans at the old time jam last Monday. After a weekend of wailing away on my dulcimer, we quieted down with “Texas” and “Falls of Richmond” all slow and groovy, and Matt pulled out this one, “White Face Reel”. Quiet moments like these are rare at our session. The voice you hear at the end is Shelley, my dulcimer friend from Chicago, one of half a dozen guests who stuck around for a free day after the festival was over. Yes, there will be some dulcimer fest videos soon…. I was too busy to capture any of it myself, but Philip was on the scene working his magic. Now he just needs to work his editing magic and get those puppies uploaded! In due time… In the meantime, Fred, enjoy some fine banjo playing from my buddy Matt.
Matt Evans, White Face Reel, Market Street Tavern, June 23, 2008: