Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fiddler Buddy Griffin Comes Callin'

Fiddler Buddy Griffin is a dear old friend we don't get to see nearly often enough. Yesterday Buddy was on the road from his home in Glenville, West Virginia, to visit another of our friends, former Floodster Roger Samples, and he stopped to spend some time with Joe Dobbs. Last night, Buddy came with Joe to the practice session and the two of them treated us to an evening of great twin-fiddle tunes. Here, Joe and Buddy make a memory with the Civil War-era classic, "Lorena."

Thursday, January 17, 2013


No one knows for sure, but tradition has it that the "Rachel" in the name of this grand old fiddle tune refers to Rachel Jackson, beloved wife of President Andrew Jackson. As fiddler Joe Dobbs says, any woman who inspires a duel should have at least one song named for her. Here Joe and Doug Chaffin end the evening by putting Rachel through her paces.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Giving Jacob a Good Send-Off

Our old buddy and former Floodster Jacob Scarr was back in town for a few weeks during the holidays and we all had a great time together. But it's the new year and, as you hear this, Jacob is already back in Boulder, Colorado, where he's into his second year of college. At this week's Wednesday night gathering, just hours before Jacob's early morning flight out, The Flood had a raucous little going-away party for our former lead guitarist. Have a great year, Jacob;  your band of dutch uncles sends love.