Harry Bolick performs on fiddle, guitar and sings. In concert he shares many tunes and songs unheard since they were collected in manuscript form in Mississippi in the 1930s, along with engaging stories of the history of their collection and sources. 1920s and 30s commercial recordings also permeate his repertoire and presentations, for a overview of the quirky and impressive Mississippi fiddle dialect.

Born in Mississippi, now living in New York, Harry Bolick has focused on, performed, recorded, and taught the classic fiddle tunes from Mississippi.  The University Press of Mississippi has published his two large books, "Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s" and "Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi - Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920–2018". The books contain transcriptions of almost every known traditional Mississippi fiddle tune, along with photos and bios of the source musicians.

Harry's latest recording, his eleventh, is "Clifftop 2020", and can be heard at:Bandcamp. He has taught fiddle at the Elmstein Transatlantic Sounds Camp in Germany, the New School in NYC and Jalopy in Brooklyn. He has traveled in the US and Europe doing house concerts, workshops, festivals and presentations to share these unique Mississippi fiddle tunes.

More about the books  or www.mississippifiddle.com 

 

Video

Full book presentation at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, May 2016, music starts 15 min into the video.

Two versions of Fisher's hornpipe from Good Coffee House concert, March 6, 2016

Flirting Song from a house concert in Hamden Ct, March 26, 2016

Woves a Howling from Good Coffee House concert, March 6, 2016