Fiddle Whamdiddle is Back with a Brand New Album. It features a bunch of great old-time instrumentals, in the same vein as Old School Old Time, and a couple of songs, including the title track, an original by Vi Wickam and Steve Eulberg, John Denver’s Matthew, Aura Lea (written in 1861 by a relative of Vi’s Grandmother, George R. Poulton) and several other old-time favorites.
Recorded over 3 years, by two very gifted engineers (Latin-Grammy-winning Oscar Autie, of El Cerrito Studio, in El Cerrito, California) and Darren Radach, of Stout Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado. Darren also served as the mixing engineer and the recording was mastered by Randy LeRoy of Airshow Mastering, Tacoma Park, Maryland. Cover art was photographed and designed by Christina Gressianu, Loveland, Colorado.
Not My Monkey will be released worldwide on Saturday May 27, 2017 with a party and concert at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Learn more and order the album at: http://www.fiddlewhamdiddle.com
Here are some reviews of the new Fiddle Whamdiddle Album: Not My Monkey:
Not My Monkey“The pair is at their best in the nine old fiddle tunes on this album. From Soldier’s Joy (Track 1) to June Apple (Track 14), these tunes sparkle like sequins, swing like a trapeze, prance like a show horse, and strut like a ringmaster. Cold Frosty Morning begins tossing plates into the chilly air, then twirls them faster and faster till they vanish in a wisp of smoke. The spotlights are on rhythmic innovation and precision. I dare you to listen sitting still….I recommend having popcorn and peanuts available when listening to this album – and a big ole glass of pink lemonade. These are definitely my monkeys – and my kind of circus.”
2016 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion
“Steve and Vi clearly demonstrate the well-mastered art of the support musician while each shines on intricate leads. Hammered Dulcimer players should take note and appreciate Steve’s subtle and intricate back-up on the instrument that is so often considered a “melody” instrument!”
“Both Vi and Steve are great jamming musicians, and their freewheeling, enthusiastic styles are apparent right from the opening track of the old classic, “Soldier’s Joy”. It is clear that both players love the music and are having great fun with the tunes….Listening to Not My Monkey feels like hanging out at a fine Old Time jam. I found myself wanting to play along and join in the fun.”
2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion