After about 3000 miles of driving east to west, I’ve finally arrived in Montana!!! I met my Dad, Dave Reiner (see www.reinerfamilyband.com) in Missoula, MT and we drove together north for a couple hours, ending up at Whitefish! Just in time for our arrival, it’s been snowing by the foot! Today was tough on visibility but big on fresh snow and fun!
The music is myself playing the fiddle, improvising with my new looper. Thanks to String Theory Luthiery – Josh Rieck and Phil Bennett for the amazing opportunity to play in the space in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
Last night I ended up playing Hank Williams songs in a honky tonk bar with Sean Mcfarland – guitar and vocals and Roy Haberstick – bass! My phone ran out of space but I did get a great 30 second clip! And a shout out to the National Music Museum, the best and most extensive music collection in the whole country! Go if you ever can!
Hello world! I woke up today in Vermillion, South Dakota, my first time ever here! The snow is about to start falling so it’s not clear how many people will show up to my workshop and concert but no matter what it’s going to be fun!
You may have noticed there is a music tab at the top of this blog. If you click it, you will be able to listen to and download any of the music I have on soundcloud as well checking out links to my bands including Firecloud, The Earth Stringband, The Andy Reiner Band, and my own compositions!
And another archived video I just rediscovered is skiing with the epic skiing fiddler Trent Freeman in Whistler, BC! This video is to the music of Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers AND this video is the ONLY place in the world to hear the unreleased track from our album Rousted – “Ole Slewfoot”
Anyone who’s ever been to Alta knows that it stands for ‘another long traverse again’ and that if you want to hike you are always well rewarded. Last April, I managed to ski every run that is almost always closed and also requires hiking, in one day, by myself. Not my music attached this time, this was pre-‘using my music in every video’ but I want to tell you all that moving forward this is my goal – all new skiing videos will feature my music!
It’s been a really wonderful time hanging out with my Nana yesterday in Urbana, IL and now begins the trek to South Dakota for some shows!!
Greetings from Urbana, IL! I’m out here visiting my Nana (grandma) and it’s really nice to be with her.
The first video of Firecloud at the Flurry in Saratoga Springs, NY has been posted and I thought I would paste in in here! Firecloud of course includes Julie Vallimont, Andrew Hlynksy (DJ Nanocannon) and myself. Hope you enjoy!
It’s been a great start to the tour so far! Firecloud played an amazing 12:30am-2:30am set at the Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs NY this past Friday, or was it Saturday? You can listen to our demo at firecloudmusic.com !!
as my drive out west begins I’m going to be posting some edits that haven’t made it onto the blog yet, so here are the silliest things I did on skis last year:
November 7th, 2012 lawn and sidewalk skiing!
Andy Reiner here, the skiing fiddler. This is my last night before my first ever solo cross country ski bum fiddling tour! I’ll be playing concerts and teaching workshops across the midwest, skiing in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. I’m going to try and post as much music and skiing as I can here on this blog! You can always check out more music at my website – www.andyreiner.com Thanks for following my travels! First stop: Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY with Firecloud Friday February 15.
The recent Storm Nemo dropped almost 3 feet on Lexington and Winchester MA, where I found some extremely soft, and short lines down some conservation land pitches. This is the Brushy Run! This stuff is only skiable 0-1 times a year and these were the best conditions ever – no rocks or coreshots! Music is my new tune Jig of Burrs with Chris Turner on jawharp!
I had the honor of playing the Anchorage Folk Festival in January and got to go skiing! Here’s my favorite run, paired with a new Irish polka that I wrote. Thanks Kenny Powers for showing me Manitoba mountain!