Fiddle style. I like to play rhythmic/percussive styles. My background is in bluegrass but am branching out into other styles, from hip hop to rock.
I know the basic chords, but wouldn't perform on guitar. Enough to read someone's hand when learning
Just got one!
I'm Neal, and I play fiddle. My background is americana, bluegrass and folk but lately I've been exploring some other styles and particularly some fun rhythmic bowing patterns.
I like all styles, especially branching out from the conventional. My current goal is to put fiddle into some indie rock or hip hop style groups. Or anything else fun that happens to come along.
I started The Flashband Project (the original name) as a way to meet new musicians and build the community of people that play. I hope you enjoy it, and anytime you have ideas, feedback or suggestions let me know!
I'm the founder of this organization.
The Family Hammer
My DC-based bluegrass band. We played mostly local shows and drew a decent sized audience, and recorded two albums (you can stream them on the site). Still together but not playing shows much lately.
My bluegrass band, The Family Hammer, playing an original song on the local radio station. Fiddle solo at 1:57.
Group Couch was a Flashband in the From Scratch show. We did this recording on my roof after. Fun pop/hip-hop with me on fiddle.
Here's one of me singing and playing - an old time tune followed by a fun Irish fiddle tune.