About Western Swing: Right or Wrong:
Western Swing began in Texas in the 1930’s, bringing together elements of old-time country music and jazz, creating an exciting hybrid full of challenge and opportunity for the fiddler. In this lesson, Chris will introduce some of the techniques which transform a simple tune into a supercharged vehicle for expression and improvisation. We will use the classic “Right or Wrong”, and apply Texas-style ornamentation, drones, shuffles and swing, and apply some classic western swing hot licks in the style of Johnny Gimble and Vassar Clements.
Chris Haigh has played on over 100 albums, working with artists as diverse as Bob Geldof, Morcheeba, Alison Moyet, Najma Akhtar, Michael Ball, and Oumou Sangari. He has played at private parties for Paul McCartney, Sting and Elton John, has filled the Albert Hall with goth rockers All about Eve, and appeared at the Hammersmith Apollo with Riverdance. Read More About Chris→