For the past several years Samantha, Johnathon, and Amanda have been involved in a fiddle group with the High School. Last year the group really spent a lot of time playing together at a lot of venues outside of the high school. After Johnathon graduated in May we thought that his participation in the fiddle group would end but they played several times during the summer and then Mr. Tsugawa the orchestra teacher who started the fiddle group asked Johnathon and Spencer to return to play in one more concert with the group. So I recorded this Wednesday night. Johnathon has a mandolin solo. Amanda is playing the electric bass. Sorry it isn't a better recording but the solo comes through pretty well and if you listen for the bass you can hear it too. I love this group. They are fantastic.
This is the mandolin that was Johnathon's great Granddaddy Baxter's. It has been so cool to watch him learn to play it. I have been so amazed by his abilities and by how much he enjoys it. He has also taught himself how to play the guitar and the penny whistle. His ultimate goal is to learn to play the bagpipes.
Okay, I decided I needed to add one more song. This is from a performance this summer at the Springville Art Museum. In this one, Back up and Push, they sing and Amanda Lynn plays the Mandolin along with Johnathon. Amanda is on the far left and she has an incredible voice. I am her mother and very biased but she really does have an incredible voice. Enjoy!
I wish I had a good video from the year that all three of my big kids were in this group together. I'm on the look out for one.