From the President - Bart Baker
We are happy to announce that the 2014 Hall of Inductees are Jason Crisp and Johnny Crisp. Congratulations from the TOTFA!
Looking forward to a great year of fiddling! Our first event will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Alvarado, Texas. This will be our first fund-raiser of the year. The event will be held at the home of Bart Baker and will begin at 3:00 p.m. We will have plate style BBQ, a silent auction, cakewalks, and plenty of jamming. Be sure and bring items for the silent auction!
Our first contest of the year, the Llano Fiddle Fest, will be in Llano, Texas, on April 5, 2014. This is always a fantastic event with tons of support from the city of Llano and John Caballero. Hope to see everyone there!
The Texas State Championship Fiddler’s Frolics will be held on April 24-27, 2014, in Hallettsville Texas. Contest details will be published in next month’s newsletter.
Status of March 15th
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THE DEVIL'S BOX AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE!
The Devil's Box is a fast paced jam-packed look at the world of contest fiddling. Every year contestants from all over the United States flock to the town of Hallettsville, Texas, to compete for the title of best Texas-style fiddler. Featuring performances from some of the greatest legends of American roots music, The Devil’s Box explores the beginnings of the art form and showcases the rising talents that will dominate the traditional music scene for years to come. The Devil’s Box is an instant classic, filled with fantastic music and great family fun. The 3-disc set includes:
Disc 1: The Devil's Box documentary, an 84-minute look at the world of contest fiddling and all of the major players involved. Bonus features include an extended history section of Texas-style, a four-minute movie of the Hallettsville Bar-BQ Cook-Off, Song Writers Serenade featurette, and an interview with the director Jason Hammond and producer Beth Jasper
Disc 2: The Devil's Box Bonus Disc features 42 complete fiddle tunes played by contestants from around the country as well as performances by Larry Franklin, Texas Shorty, and many, many more.
Disc 3 The Lost Benny Thomasson Tapes: This disc is a wonderful hour-long interview with the master himself, Benny Thomasson. Benny tells the story of Texas-style as only he knows it and plays 19 tunes like only he can. This interview from 1976 has been cleaned up and remastered and is the ideal tutorial for any fiddler who wants to hear the tunes exactly as Benny played them and learn some fascinating fiddle history along the way.
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