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A Conversation with Country Fiddler, Hank Singer$20.00 Add to cart
Saturday, February 4th at 7 PM MT
Attend an interview with Hank Singer as part of our Online Weekend of Country and Western Classics. Campers have access to this event included in their registration, and non-campers can attend by purchasing a ticket here. To learn more about Hank, read below!
I first heard Hank’s name from my recording engineer, John Macy. We were in his studio in Denver, Colorado and he said, “YOU have got to meet Hank Singer. He’s the best country fiddler you’ll ever hear.” Three years later, as we formed the Western Flyers, Joey McKenzie said to me, “YOU have got to hear Hank Singer, the best country fiddler around.” So, I sat down to begin listening to Hank. After hearing him play Right or Wrong, I was blown away by his smooth country and Western Swing language. I had never heard someone play such intricate phrases that sounded completely in the genre. His take was so fresh, and yet completely traditional. Oh, and his tone.. I grabbed my fiddle and attempted to figure out what he was playing, and how. That was a lesson in and of itself! It was immediately apparent to me that Hank is one of the greats. There aren’t a ton of fiddlers out there playing country fiddle. And Hank has been a torchbearer of the genre. I’m delighted that he agreed to do our Saturday night interview for FIddle School. You are in for a real treat.
Hank was born in Slaton, Texas and was barely out of high school when his mentor, Red Hayes, recommended him to Country star Faron Young as a replacement for Vassar Clements. Within a few months, Hank had played on his first #1 record – Faron Young’s recording of “Four in the Morning.”
Hank spent almost thirty years in Nashville compiling an impressive list of credits as a session player and sideman with top artists on stage and in the studio such as Ray Price, Alan Jackson, The Gatlin Brothers, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Hank Williams, Jr., Tracy Lawrence, Roy Clark, Michael Martin Murphey, Gary Allan, Tanya Tucker, Lee Ann Womack, George Jones, Miranda Lambert, and Brooks & Dunn. Hank’s former bossman, Johnny Bush, acknowledges Hank as the best honky-tonk fiddler of the day.
He has recently relocated to his native Texas to continue playing the traditional country music he loves.
Texas Style Tunes: Monthly Pass$150.00 Add to cart
UPCOMING TUNES:2023 Q1:
- January: Breakdown – George Booker
- February: Waltz – Golden Fiddle Waltz
- March: Tune of Choice – Limerock
IMPORTANT DEADLINE NOTICE: To make sure you are registered for the month of your choice, please purchase your monthly pass by 11:59 PM MT on the first Tuesday of the month (the night before the first class). If you purchase after this deadline, you will automatically be signed up for the following month.
Swing Improv Workout – Monthly Class Pass$100.00 Add to cart
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll do a great tune of “love”, Blue Moon. This song features beautiful soaring swing lines over the chord progression called “rhythm changes.” This commone chord progression was first used in Gershwin’s I’ve Got Rhythm. It can be tricky to play over rhythm changes if you’ve never learned how. But come learn some tricks and you’ll feel ready to play and jam on rhythm changes where the chords change every two beats. Open to any instrument. Come join me!
January: Along the Navajo Trail
February: Blue Moon
March: On the Sunnyside of the Street
IMPORTANT DEADLINE NOTICE: To make sure you are registered for the month of your choice, please purchase your monthly pass by 11:59 PM MT on the first Wednesday of the month (the night before the first class). If you purchase after this deadline, you will automatically be signed up for the following month.