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WATCH: Grain Thief, “Chirps and Williams”

Oct 27, 2021

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Artist: Grain Thief
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Song: “Chirps and Williams”
Album: Something Sour, Something Sweet
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Label: Plow Man Records

In Their Words: “‘Chirps and Williams’ is a tune by the great Métis fiddler Calvin Vollrath. It was a tune that our friends would call now and then at some of the jams we frequent in Boston, and it quickly became a favorite of ours because of its distinctly catchy melody and chord progression. It worked its way into our live set years ago and it’s been a regular ever since. For the fiddler it’s a particularly fun tune to play, because despite its rapid stream of eighth notes it all falls under the hand very naturally — a testament to Vollrath’s skill as an instrumentalist and tunesmith.” — Alex Barstow, Fiddle, Grain Thief


Photo credit: Joel McFadzen

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