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Spencer and Rains, The Old Man and The Old Woman

Tricia Spencer is a born fiddler. It’s in her blood, having been born to successive generations of fiddlers.Tricia Spencer is well known across the country for her craft. She can fiddle all styles but her specialty these days, and her passion, is Old Time Fiddle. I reviewed her debut album, Fiddlin' Like There’s No Tomorrow, about a year ago.Tricia is a non-stop, high…See More
Mar 21
A blog post by Ernie Hill was featured

Flatland Harmony Experiment - The Experiment is Complete, The Results Are In!

Harmonic Resonance. It's when tones come together to produce a vibration with sustain. A good vibration. I once attended a finger-style guitar workshop for beginners, hosted by National Finger-style Guitar Champ Pat Kirkley. Pat began by talking about tuning. He said, “You know you’re in tune when you strum a chord and the guitar begins to resonate.” It makes this pleasant vibration, at least the acoustic guitar does. Harmonics, in general, resonate from one ear canal to the other, creating…See More
Mar 18
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Spencer and Rains, The Old Man and The Old Woman

Tricia Spencer is a born fiddler. It’s in her blood, having been born to successive generations of fiddlers.Tricia Spencer is well known across the country for her craft. She can fiddle all styles but her specialty these days, and her passion, is Old Time Fiddle. I reviewed her debut album, Fiddlin' Like There’s No Tomorrow, about a year ago.Tricia is a non-stop, high…See More
Mar 17
Ernie Hill posted a blog post

Flatland Harmony Experiment - The Experiment is Complete, The Results Are In!

Harmonic Resonance. It's when tones come together to produce a vibration with sustain. A good vibration. I once attended a finger-style guitar workshop for beginners, hosted by National Finger-style Guitar Champ Pat Kirkley. Pat began by talking about tuning. He said, “You know you’re in tune when you strum a chord and the guitar begins to resonate.” It makes this pleasant vibration, at least the acoustic guitar does. Harmonics, in general, resonate from one ear canal to the other, creating…See More
Mar 13
Ernie Hill commented on Ernie Hill's blog post 'Kelly Wells and The Folk School of KDHX- Sowing Seeds, Digging Roots, and Harvesting Americana Music in St. Louis'
"The pic behind the soundcloud track is Not Kelly and Ryan. It's the two notorious techno-hillbillies to the left of this comment. Need to fix that."
Mar 9
A blog post by Ernie Hill was featured

Kelly Wells and The Folk School of KDHX- Sowing Seeds, Digging Roots, and Harvesting Americana Music in St. Louis

Folk School? St. Louis, home of the Blues? That’s right. In a world that is dominated by high tech gadgets, a fast paced world where everyone needs to get there first, there are some who realize the importance of recognizing a slower time... a time when the end of a hard days work meant heading out to the front porch or a friend’s front porch with your fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, maybe all of these, and relaxing into some tunes. De-stressing, re-charging, chilling, all familiar terms and…See More
Mar 8
Ernie Hill commented on No Depression's blog post 'On the Occasion of Our Fifth Anniversary...'
"Welcome, Chris, Dave and Shelly. Kyla, you will be missed and I'm sure I'll still pester you with stupid questions. Nodepression has been a great platform for Roots music and out of the mainstream folks whom I encounter in my day to day. I…"
Mar 7
Ernie Hill posted a blog post

Kelly Wells and The Folk School of KDHX- Sowing Seeds, Digging Roots, and Harvesting Americana Music in St. Louis

Folk School? St. Louis, home of the Blues? That’s right. In a world that is dominated by high tech gadgets, a fast paced world where everyone needs to get there first, there are some who realize the importance of recognizing a slower time... a time when the end of a hard days work meant heading out to the front porch or a friend’s front porch with your fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, maybe all of these, and relaxing into some tunes. De-stressing, re-charging, chilling, all familiar terms and…See More
Mar 3
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Feb 21
Ernie Hill commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post '(Song)Writer’s Block: A Good Thing?'
"I completely identify with the type of block you are dealing with. I have to grab moments here and there to write for myself. I find myself recording while driving so I won't lose a creative train of thought. Now I have have a log of recordings…"
Oct 29, 2013
A blog post by Ernie Hill was featured

Eric Lambert, Indiana "Feel Good" Music Man – Maiden Voyage (Album Review)

How many flat pickers does it take to change a lightbulb? At least five. One to change the bulb and four to say, “I can do that faster.” How many Eric Lamberts does it take to put a smile on your face? Just one. There is only one Eric “Feel Good” Lambert.I have been around flat pickers for a long long time. I’ve attended the Walnut Valley Festival, in Winfield, KS, home of the National Flat Pick Championships, for over thirty years. I’ve seen ‘em pick faster than lightening and cleaner than…See More
Oct 27, 2013
Ernie Hill posted a blog post

Eric Lambert, Indiana "Feel Good" Music Man – Maiden Voyage (Album Review)

How many flat pickers does it take to change a lightbulb? At least five. One to change the bulb and four to say, “I can do that faster.” How many Eric Lamberts does it take to put a smile on your face? Just one. There is only one Eric “Feel Good” Lambert.I have been around flat pickers for a long long time. I’ve attended the Walnut Valley Festival, in Winfield, KS, home of the National Flat Pick Championships, for over thirty years. I’ve seen ‘em pick faster than lightening and cleaner than…See More
Oct 24, 2013
Ernie Hill commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'Now That T Bone's Gone - Considering the Music on 'Nashville''
"We love to record Nashville, then play back Scarlet's anger scenes, focusing on her facial body language one teeny contortion at a time. Try it. Especially on Halloween!"
Oct 13, 2013
Ernie Hill commented on Ernie Hill's blog post 'A closer look: Betse Ellis – High Moon Order'
"Thanks so much for the comment, Allen. Good to hear from you."
Sep 19, 2013
Ernie Hill left a comment for Mike Spears
"Thanks Mike! Looking forward to it. Won't see Howard until the weekend."
Sep 18, 2013
Mike Spears left a comment for Ernie Hill
"Hey Ernie, Everything good with the mag and is going well. Did you get a chance to fiddle with Howard? In a while I'll send you what everything looks like and how it's all coming together. Happy fiddlin, Mike"
Sep 18, 2013

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Spencer and Rains, The Old Man and The Old Woman

Tricia Spencer is a born fiddler. It’s in her blood, having been born to successive generations of fiddlers.Tricia Spencer is well known across the country for her craft. She can fiddle all styles but her specialty these days, and her passion, is Old Time Fiddle. I reviewed her debut album, Fiddlin' Like There’s No Tomorrow, about a year…

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 10:00am

Flatland Harmony Experiment - The Experiment is Complete, The Results Are In!

Harmonic Resonance. It's when tones come together to produce a vibration with sustain. A good vibration. I once attended a finger-style guitar workshop for beginners, hosted by National Finger-style Guitar Champ Pat Kirkley. Pat began by talking about tuning. He said, “You know you’re in tune when you strum a chord and the guitar begins to resonate.” It makes this pleasant vibration, at least the acoustic guitar does. Harmonics, in general, resonate from one ear canal to the other,…

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:00pm

Kelly Wells and The Folk School of KDHX- Sowing Seeds, Digging Roots, and Harvesting Americana Music in St. Louis

Folk School? St. Louis, home of the Blues? That’s right. In a world that is dominated by high tech gadgets, a fast paced world where everyone needs to get there first, there are some who realize the importance of recognizing a slower time... a time when the end of a hard days work meant heading out to the front porch or a friend’s front porch with your fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, maybe all of these, and relaxing into some tunes. De-stressing, re-charging, chilling, all…

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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Eric Lambert, Indiana "Feel Good" Music Man – Maiden Voyage (Album Review)

How many flat pickers does it take to change a lightbulb? At least five. One to change the bulb and four to say, “I can do that faster.” How many Eric Lamberts does it take to put a smile on your face? Just one. There is only one Eric “Feel Good” Lambert.

I have been around flat pickers for a long long time. I’ve attended the Walnut Valley Festival, in Winfield, KS, home of the National Flat Pick Championships, for over thirty years. I’ve seen ‘em pick faster than lightening…

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Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:00pm

A closer look: Betse Ellis – High Moon Order

If you follow Roots music in the Old Time Country arena, then you’ve surely heard of Rural Grits Records and the Wilders. The Wilders hailed from Kansas City for 15 years, touring the country and the world, creating a loyal, dedicated and wild, loving fan-base. In 2011 the Wilders won the Independent Music Award for Best Country album for “The Wilders” (Free Dirt, 2011) The awards and nationally acclaimed appearances this band garnered are far too many to mention here. In 2011, Ike…

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Posted on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 4:26pm on September 18, 2013, Mike Spears said…

Hey Ernie, Everything good with the mag and is going well. Did you get a chance to fiddle with Howard? In a while I'll send you what everything looks like and how it's all coming together.

Happy fiddlin,

Mike

At 6:15pm on May 13, 2013, Shannon Horst said…

no not too much, I'm no professional musician I just like to hammer on my guitar and 6 string banjo.

just here looking for some good shows

At 1:49pm on May 10, 2013, Brian Smalley said…

Hi Ernie, Ihave to say your name sounds familiar to me , too...can't put my finger on it though. Do you get to Florida much? or maybe NC or VA?

At 9:25am on March 12, 2013, Rob Sobol said…

Hey Ernie - here is a link to a slideshow preview playlist for my upcoming CD and digital release.  Would be super interested to hear your feedback on who you think I sound like, any favorites, need to figure out how to communicate that out to folks when I release the CD so any prerelease market research feedback would be awesome.  You might particularly enjoy Drive.   Thanks in advance. 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40JrJaUoSUWgUYzBSVcwT6ouc_zB_Ndo

 

Best Regards,
Rob

 

At 1:19pm on March 11, 2013, Rob Sobol said…

Hey Ernie - I googled you, came up in the search results.  Didja get a chance to listen to any of my songs?  Any fovorites?  I'm looking for input on who I sound like, etc, so I can better describe my music to people.  Any help would be much appreciated. 

At 7:25am on March 5, 2013, Rob Sobol said…

Do you know Ted the Fiddler?  He was a good friend of John's as well.  He plays on my tracks Mother's Lullaby and Bang.

At 7:23am on March 5, 2013, Rob Sobol said…

Ernie - Can't get to Facebook from work, but listened to Could've Been a Hobo and The Highway Runs That Through the Graveyard on American Songspace.  Really liked both, but Hobo made a special impression, just an absolute gem, brought a little bit of a tear to my eye, to be honest with you.  That song is an instant classic, in my humble opinion, and I will be coming back to it many times.  Rob

At 12:11pm on February 20, 2013, Erik Kjelland said…

Hi Ernie!  

I have an alt-folk album that I'd love to send to you for review,  "Under The Borrowed Moon" by The Mascot Theory.  Let me know how I can send this to you, along with some more info on the band. The Mascot Theory

At 7:41pm on August 7, 2012, HawkHill Media said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Ernie!

At 2:43pm on September 30, 2011, Mike Duncan said…

Hey Ernie!  I hope I get to play with you'all soon.  Sorry I missed SW City.  My nephew Travis is s'posed to come down there to YMSB's Harvest Festival.  I told him to look you up and tell you "Hi".   He plays guitar and mandolin.

 

 
 
 

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