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Appalachia Through My Eyes – Music On A College Campus

My life in appalachia music on a college campus

 

Musicians gathered in a circle to play; people with listening ears gathered in the grass and on plastic chairs to observe; and it all took place on a beautiful college campus in Appalachia.

Tipper

Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.

 

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    Glenda Beall
    April 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    In nova Scotia I saw an awesome spoon player. This man in this video reminds me of him.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcAa6mOT6Lg

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    Tipper
    April 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I wish! The banjo player wasn’t one of the girls but I’d love for Chatter and Chitter to learn to play one : )
    Hope you are well!
    Tipper
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Tipper
    April 16, 2015 at 6:21 am

    George-thank you for the comment! Juice harp is just another name for Jews harp. I’ve also heard folks call them mouth harps and jaw harps. But juice harp is the most common in my area : )
    Tipper
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Patti Tappel
    April 16, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I bet there is a red fiddle case in that crowd some where.

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    George Pettie
    April 15, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    No one in the world has a better life than this.
    I think B. Ruth meant to write Jew’s harp rather than juice harp.

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    dolores
    April 15, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Ah! Sounds so rewarding on a beautiful day! I can feel the enjoyment in your poem.

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    Ed Ammons
    April 15, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    My Daddy used to play the spoons sometimes. He also played hambone and did a little eephing before Hee Haw came along and made it look stupid. Daddy never learned an instrument but he was an excellent singer. He could sing any part in a song and more than one if somebody was missing. He could follow shape notes in the old hymnals. Like a fool I wasn’t interested in that old fashioned stuff and now it is gone.
    Daddy could do a perfect train whistle with his lips and his hands. I used to do pretty good too til a car wreck tore up my face and messed up my pucker. Precious memories!

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    Ken
    April 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Tipper,
    Looks like all the students are
    enjoying themselves on Campus.
    I’m just waiting on this rainy mess
    to stop, hopefully by the good
    planting days, 23rd, 24th, and 25th
    of April. I’d like to get started!
    …Ken

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I love impromptu jam sessions- so much fun!

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    b. Ruth
    April 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Tipper,
    My Dad would act silly when he was cooking something, hear music and run around with spoons and play them…He wasn’t a musician but if he heard a jumpy tune on the radio or TV he would dance around or play the spoons…great memories…
    I am sure everyone there enjoyed the girls playing and all the music on a Spring day!
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…I tried to play the spoons, that is when I didn’t have arthritis and still playing the drums in my youth…LOL
    One has to have nimble fingers to play spoons and of course good rhythm..
    I am sure you could do it! Give it a try! Then add your playing spoons to one of the videos…..

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    Miss Cindy
    April 15, 2015 at 11:36 am

    It makes life seem so easy doesn’t it.

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    Gayle Larson
    April 15, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Anytime you are ready bring your spoons over for free lessons. Would love to teach you.
    They are lots of fun and you can take them everywhere you go.
    Mine set the metal detector off at the court house and when I pulled them out of my purse I think the officer thought I stole them from a restaurant.
    Don’t think he bought the story that I play them.

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    YoungHarrisBob
    April 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Is the banjo a new add?

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    Tipper
    April 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

    B. Yes you can just barely see the girls. And YES he was playing the spoons and the harmonica. He was really good with those spoons-made me want to give it a try!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    b. Ruth
    April 15, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Tipper,
    Is that Chitter and Chatter in the foreground?
    Is the person in the middle, between the guitars playing the spoons or is it a juice harp they are holding?
    Thanks Tipper,
    Beautiful day when the picture was taken….Raining here again today…

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