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Monday, December 29, 2014

Thoughts of Two Words As One



Grateful   - Graceful

Only one letter sets them apart. They feel like they are connected. One leads to the other.

A music friend's bio


My music friend and multi-instrumentalist Greg Holt has asked me to pass his bio along. Check his music and talents out, he's great!

I am currently the fiddle player for the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team...and the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football Team.
My band, Boxcar Hollow Band, won "The Best of Tampa Bay" award!
I am sponsored by Wood Violins, NS Design Violins, Black Diamond Strings, and Dallas Hats.
I am a Multi-Instrumentalist (fiddle, mandolin, keys, b3 organ, steel, banjo, vocals).
I am available for local, touring or session work (CAN DO IT VIA INTERNET TOO!), or even solo violin performances for events!
Have been a member of these bands: Boxcar Hollow, Mel McDaniel, David Ball, LoCash Cowboys, The New Creatures, Mad Dog and the Smokin' J's, Billy McKnight and the Soul Circus Cowboys, Riders of the Easy Posse, Stephen Cochran, Walker Hornung and the Brotherhood of the Grape, The Kings Heartbeat
Musicians I have played with: ROCK Steve Holly (Paul McCartney), Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix), Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), Richie Cannata (Billy Joel, Beach Boys), Erik Boyd (Chuck Berry, Mamas & The Papas), Raymond Angry (Prince, Whitney Houston, Elvis Costello), Delmar Brown (Sting), Kenny Olson (Kid Rock), Ronny elliot (Bill Haley and the Comets, Gene Vincent), Carli Munoz (Wilson Pickett, George Benson), Chico Bouchikhi (Gipsy Kings), Paul Duffy (The Commitments), Gabriel Gordon (Natalie Merchant), Tommy Heath (Tommy Tutone), Antar Goodwin (Lauryn Hill, Matisyahu), Chuck Hancock (Murphy's Law)
COUNTRY Brent Mason (Alan Jackson), Clarence Green (Hank Williams), Michelle Poe (Hank Williams, Jr), Hank Williams III, Tommy Crain (Charlie Daniels), Gove Scrivenor (Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, Doc Watson), Greg Garing (Bill Monroe, Roy Acuff), Bobby Vogel (Loretta Lynn), Tommy Jennings (Waylon Jennings), Erik Halbig (Tanya Tucker), David Cooper (Travis Tritt), Brian Desveaux (Miranda Lambert), Jonathan Yudkin (Big and Rich), Jeff Lockerman (Gretchen Wilson), Greg Hind (Little River Band), Alex MacDonald (Dwayne Dopsie, Rosie Ledet), Matt Buckstein (American Idol)
SOUTHERN ROCK Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers), Chris Anderson (Outlaws), Jimmy Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Larry Crane (John Mellencamp), Moogy Klingman (Warren Haynes), Mike Kach (Molly Hatchet), Tommy Talton (Gregg Allman), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Dennis Winters (Winters Brothers)
PUNK ROCK Ari Up (Slits), Kenny Aaronson (New York Dolls, Billy Idol), Gary Lucas (Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Captain Beefheart), Joe McGinty, (Ramones, Debbie Harry, Psychedelic Furs), Amy Madden (Johnny Thunders)
BLUES Linsey Alexander (BB King), Carl Weathersby (Albert King), Eddie Kirkland (John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding), Danny Draher (Etta James, Dr. John, Buddy Guy), Jon Paris (Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter), Michael Powers (Pinetop Perkins, HoneyBoy Edwards, James Brown), Sam Bryant (Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepard), Cameron Roberts (Blues Traveler), Big Ray (Otis Rush), Clas Yngström, Johnny Rawls and many others!
Opened up for: Charlie Daniels, Kid Rock, Wynonna Judd, Bonnie Bramlett (Joe Cocker), Gretchen Wilson, Chris Cagle, Easton Corbin, Clint Black, Lorrie Morgan, Daughtry, Bo Bice, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Tippin, Daryle Singletary, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, John Michael Montgomery, and many others
Songwriters I have played with: Dallas Davidson (Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton), Carl Knight (Jerry Lee Lewis), Billy Arr (Mel Tillis), Rusty Golden (Marty Stuart), Tommy Barnes (Tim McGraw), Tony Stampley (Hank Jr), Gary Hannan (Rascal Flatts) and many others
Music Heroes I have hung out with: Stephane Grappelli, Vassar Clements
I have played southern rock, blues, classic rock, country, bluegrass, cajun, old-time, folk, irish, rockabilly, goth, industrial, jazz, arabic, indian, and classical.
Example of my fiddle work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XVQNWKMLyI
CONTACT INFO http://www.facebook.com/gregthefiddler 615 948 9566 Tampa, Fl; NYC, NY; Nashville, TN; Nationwide
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A Country Fiddler Jumps Onstage With A Heavy Metal Band!!!
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Late Nite Snack ...


My favorite late night snack is one slice of home made pizza. I made one for dinner that has whole wheat flour in the dough and spinach, onions, mushrooms, fresh tomato slices and cheese as toppings. I sauteed the onions first which gave them a more smooth flavor and texture. Next time I think I'll add some feta cheese as a topping also and continue to tweak the recipe of the dough etc. Lucky enough for me only make home made pizza every so often!





Friday, December 5, 2014

Help Raise $200 for Kid Pan Alley


I am currently competing in the Bands4Good challenge trying to raise as much money as possible for charity organizations helping children work with music and eachother at school.

The charity I am supporting is Kid Pan Alley. They help kids write songs. "You Can't Put A Bandaid On A Broken Heart" is one of them.

If you wish to help them, you can donate here: Kriz Rogers Bands4Good fundraiser