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Bruce Molsky: “Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom”
 
Peghead Nation fiddle teacher plays a popular old-time tune, which is different from the tune of a similar name that is often played in bluegrass circles.
By: Dan Gabel
November 3, 2020

 

Peghead Nation’s Old-Time Fiddle instructor Bruce Molsky recorded this solo version of “Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom” while he was teaching the tune for his course.

 

This version of “Blackberry Blossom” is not the tune common in the bluegrass world and which comes from Arthur Smith. This tune is much older and is sometimes called “Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom” to differentiate it from the bluegrass fiddle tune. There are a number of great recordings of this version of“Blackberry Blossom” from Ed Morrison, Snake Chapman, and Ed Haley.

 

To learn Bruce’s version of the tune, enroll in his Old-Time Fiddle course on Peghead Nation today. And learn clawhammer banjo from Bruce in his Wade Ward–Style Banjo course. Sign up for either course now and get your first month free with promo code “BruceM” at checkout.

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