We are honored and flattered to have been featured on this week’s Chicago Mixtape, which is a weekly blast of free, downloadable music by Chicago bands with upcoming shows of note. This one helps promote our 8/1 show at Hideout with Tiny Ruins and Lizzie Weber, and our 8/3 show at Lakeshore Arts Fest in Evanston. Thanks much to Chicago Mixtape. It’s FREE and EXCELLENT, and you can sign up here for a weekly taste of Chicago’s best tunes: http://www.chicagomixtape.com/
Here’s a clip of the new Tangleweed Trio lineup performing “Rolling Downhill” from our latest release, Please Punch Richard For Me, at our favorite Chicago venue, The Old Town School of Folk Music, shot from the soundboard at our recent show with guitar legend, Junior Brown:
WBBM radio had a nice piece on our own Paul Wargaski today. They took a tour of his studio, and spoke with Paul about his craft:
Honestly, I’m a young violin maker,’ he said, ‘or young for a violin maker.’
Wargaski says he learns something with every violin “ or viola or cello or double bass“ he makes.
‘Learn stuff, forget stuff,’ he said.
Read more, and listen to the piece here:
Alternatively, you can go to Pandora.com, and type ‘Tangleweed’ into the search box. You’ll get a station with us, Split Lip Rayfield, The Hackensaw Boys, and a bunch of other like-minded neo-traditionalists.
If, like so many people, you enjoy repurchasing your entire music collection when your hard drive crashes, your prayers have been answered. Download away!
This is the second of our encores with our friends in Shotgun Party at the Old Town School last month. We each play the raggy fiddle tune “Draggin’ the Bow”, but we each do it it slightly different ways. This loose rendition attempts to merge the two.
This is the first of two encore tunes Tangleweed played with Shotgun Party at the Old Town School of Folk Music, the old time chestnut ‘All Night Long’, with some goofy instrument thrown in the mix. Quality entertainment.
Our friend Mindy Fisher created a fun animation for our interpretation of the old Folk chestnut, Fox on the Town. It debuted Friday night at our CD release show at The Old Town School of Folk Music, and is now available on the interwebs for your viewing pleasure.
You can read more about Mindy’s creative processes at her blog, ornaglyphology.wordpress.com.