Appalachia Music

Blackberry Blossom

 

blackberry blossom - Blind Pig Gang

With the blackberries blooming behind the chicken house and Blackberry Winter making me wish I hadn’t put up all my winter clothes I was reminded of the old tune Blackberry Blossom. The tune is upbeat and does indeed make you think of spring dotted with blackberry blooms after a long tough winter.

We haven’t done the song in years, but Paul and Mark used to have fun playing around with the tune back in the day. I went back and found the video we uploaded in 2009. Hard to believe how young my nephew Mark was.

Chitter hadn’t even picked up the fiddle when the video was filmed. I’m thinking she needs to give the old tune a try and see what is sounds like when a pretty fiddling girl plays it.

Tipper

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13 Comments

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    Tipper
    May 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Ron-thank you for the great comments! Yep I took the picture : ) Glad you liked it!

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    Ed Ammons
    May 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    You mean Chitter actually plays an instrument? I thought she was just fiddling around! Ha! Ha!
    Actually I love how she plays. She makes it sound like my idea of how a fiddle should sound. No sawing, no bouncing the bow, just simple straight forward playing. It’s music to my Appalachian ears!
    Does the Mandolin Man still play? Maybe he and Paul could join The Pressley Girls in a remake of Blackberry Blossom!

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    RB
    May 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Nice song. Kinda Spring-y too.
    God bless.
    RB
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    Ron Banks
    May 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Toe tapper for sure! I enjoyed that very much and look forward to hearing Chitter do it on the fiddle.

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    Charline
    May 7, 2017 at 11:08 am

    That was certainly perky and refreshing on a chilly, sunny morning!

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    dolores
    May 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Made me want to get up and dance around the floor. Enjoyed it! Chitter’s turn.

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    Larry Griffith
    May 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Great picking! I hope Chitter learns it on the fiddle.

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    Larry Griffith
    May 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Great picking! I hope Chitter learns it on the fiddle.

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    Larry Griffith
    May 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Great picking! I hope Chitter learns it on the fiddle.

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    Larry Griffith
    May 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Great picking! I hope Chitter learns it on the fiddle.

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    Ed Karshner
    May 7, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Great tune. I could listen to you guys play all day long (and I have on slower weekends!).
    However, I read the post to my daughter and she is mad. She doesn’t want any more winters, blackberry or otherwise!

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    Ron Stephens
    May 7, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Very nice picture for starters. I’m thinking you took it? That little border of fence and post really catches the identity of ‘blackberry’.
    That is a rollicking tune and Paul and Mark are doing some fancy fretwork. I agree that a fiddle version would be really good also.
    By the way, 46.6 degrees here about daylight. Alas my poor okra has almost certainly already taken a ‘cold set’. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make it as a cotton farmer because I’m not in close enough sync with the seasons…..

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    Miss Cindy
    May 7, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Nice upbeat song! I’m thinking some fiddle strings would go very well with it!

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