Fennig's All-Star String Band

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  • Fennig's All-Star String Band

    This show was on Mar 22nd, 2014 | 27 people watched
    4 Comments - See all
    • Mar 23
      It was my first experience w/concert window. Nice to know how easy it is to get into the concert hall. I wanted to watch the NCAA tournament and see if Harvard could pull off another upset (hey, Dan, didn't you attend Harvard?) so I missed 80% of the concert. But I did watch most of the last 20 minutes, and it was wonderful! The quality of the picture was not great resolution, but it was certainly good enough....better than just having audio. I liked the comment section too. Yes, George's fiddle could have been a wee bit louder. And I did notice at least once or twice where the connection was lost, but that was usually when the computer automatically went to sleep while I was in the other room rooting for Harvard.
    • Mar 23
      What fun! The music was great, and the mood was lighthearted. Bravo!! The only concern I had is the streaming stopped several times in the first part of the show, and ten (count them 10) times right after the break! Needless to say, that had me swearing like a third grader for a while, but then it stopped and I was able to enjoy the rest of the show.
    • Apr 3
      tried to send review via email..no luck Concert was good when it worked.... Several lost signal freezes, especially during the 2nd half
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Bio

Fennig's All-Star String Band Bios:

Bill Spence has been a musician for over 50 years, now playing the instrument he is best known for today, the hammered dulcimer. In 1970 he formed Fennig’s All-Star String Band with musicians living in the Albany, New York area. In 1973 The Hammered Dulcimer with Bill and Fennig's All-Star String Band was recorded in the Spence family's living room... more

Fennig's All-Star String Band Bios:

Bill Spence has been a musician for over 50 years, now playing the instrument he is best known for today, the hammered dulcimer. In 1970 he formed Fennig’s All-Star String Band with musicians living in the Albany, New York area. In 1973 The Hammered Dulcimer with Bill and Fennig's All-Star String Band was recorded in the Spence family's living room on a 2-track machine. This recording has sold over 100,000 copies to date. Three more albums followed, and these lively "feel good" recordings captured the fancy of a new generation of musicians, and became the source of inspiration for hundreds of new-found hammered dulcimer enthusiasts.

George Wilson is a talented, multi-instrumental virtuoso and singer whose repertoire samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles on fiddle, banjo and guitar. His dynamic fiddling, influenced by Cape Breton and French Canadian styles has been popular with musicians, contra dancers and concert-goers since the early 1970s. In concert, George may include a song from the Grand Ole Opry favorite Uncle Dave Macon, an Irish harp tune on banjo, a contemporary song, and lots of fun, off-the-cuff commentary. George has been a Fennig's member since 1975.

Toby Stover is a pianist, singer and dancer and more than 35 year veteran of the music and theater arts. She has worked with many groups, at home and abroad, including Bottle Hill, Alistair Anderson, Fiddle Fever, Walt Michael and Company, Fennig’s All-Stars, and The Vanaver Caravan. As a dancer she has performed with Li Sangua Ya Bato Dance Company and Nego Gato Afro-Brazillian Dance Co. She performs and teaches African dance and drum, and of course, provides Fennig’s All-Stars with its rock-solid piano backbone. Toby has been a Fannig’s member since 1974.

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