This week on #SlapperCast, we welcome our longtime “auxiliary” fiddler, the brilliant Jeff Duncan!
Jeff has been performing and recording with Blaggards since 2008, and will be prominently featured on our forthcoming new album.
- How we first met Jeff
- The influence Jeff’s parents had on his musicianship
- Jeff’s talent for playing songs he’s never heard before
- What music we’re listening to in our cars right now
- What bands would we like to play in given the opportunity
- Sight-reading or play by ear?
- Audience members trying to insert themselve into your gig
- How did Jeff choose fiddle as an instrument?
- The importance of teaching music to kids
- Challenges in teaching music remotely during the pandemic
- Current Blaggards projects in rehearsal and the recording studio
- The value of arrangement skills (including praise for our original fiddler Turi Hoiseth)