|Posted by Dixie Andres on December 5, 2017 at 9:15 PM|
Welcome to the Fiddlin' Dixie with Friends website. You will find some helpful links for jams, bands, and other fun things. If you look in the Photo Gallery you can even find "How to make a Canjo!" If you look under Pickin' Places you can also find some fun music festivals. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!
|Posted by Dixie Andres on February 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM|
In 2011 the Touch of Love From the Heart of Dixie Album raised a chunck of change for the National MS Society for our friend Angela. 2012-13 we will be selling CD's to raise donations for chILD. . .Childrens Insterstital Lung Disease Foundation, INC for our dear little friend, Alida Knobloch. Alida was diagnosed with the condition at around 8 months old, after several stays in the hospital for what appeared to be a viral pneumonia that never really seemed to get better. Can you imagine finding out that your child’s condition is so rare, there are only a hand full of doctors that know anything about it and less than 1000 people in the entire U.S. and possibly the world that have the condition. Alida is doing well but we need to find a cure for her and all the other kids diagnosed with NEHI. I'm hoping we can sell some CD's out there this year to raise awareness and work on a cure for Alida and the children who have this rare disease.
If you would like to donate directly see this website. . .http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sweetalida/nehi and for more on her story, you can check out. . .http://video.foxnews.com/v/1502594755001/mister-gibbs-changes-toddlers-life-in-atlanta/
|Posted by Dixie Andres on January 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM|
Coopers Glen 2012 is creepin' up fast. Fiddlin' Dixie will be there at the childrens activities. We'll make shoebox guitars, see what size fiddle fits you, and even have an instrument scavenger hunt! Should be a blast. Hope to see you there on February 11 from noon to 2 p.m. . .for more info and the rest of the Coopers Glen activities be sure to check out the link. . .http://www.coopersglen.com/ ;
|Posted by Dixie Andres on February 1, 2011 at 5:19 PM|
We did it! My first CD is complete and I can take orders now. For every CD I sell their will be a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I'm hoping this little project will make a difference for others so I hope it sells! Thank you so much Bruce Shockley of Smooth Melon Productions for making this such a successful project!
Touch of Love From the Heart of Dixie CD. $15.00 -Proceeds will go to the National MS Society. Please email me at [email protected] to place your order.
|Posted by Dixie Andres on July 28, 2010 at 7:57 AM|
Hi Fiddle Fans. . .just wanted to let you know that I just posted some photos of the Grampa Jam in the Photo Gallery. We've been doing this for about 7 years now and its a great time. Grandpa Ron Andres picks his guitar and sings old country like Ernie Tubb, Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams Sr. Mommy Fiddlin' Dixie fiddles around with the music and even sings some harmony. We also do 'Froggy' and other children songs. It's a great time and the grandkids tolerate us for the entire day.
Also, Fiddlin' Dixie has a new song up called "Workin' Hands" which was inspired by the Grampa Jam.
You can listen to it at:
|Posted by Dixie Andres on May 31, 2010 at 4:17 PM|
This memorial weekend at Kendallville launched off fiddle season with great success. The weather was perfect and there were lots of musicians to jam with all over the fairgrounds. Some photos of Kendallville 2010 are posted in the Photo Gallery. I was truly spoiled all weekend with great times and great fellow musicians.
|Posted by Dixie Andres on March 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM|
If any fellow musicians out there need some revamp work on your instruments try taking them to Aaron at Aaron's Music in Vicksburg, Michigan. I just had my Dad's old 12 string guitar fixed up there and he did an outstanding job on it for an affordable price. He's really fun to chat with, too. He plays for the Wasepi Bluegrass band. You can check out their site at www.wasepibluegrass.com . Thanks Aaron! I've been practicin' on that ol' 12 string and it sounds great!
|Posted by Dixie Andres on February 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM|
The year 2010 promises to be a year of great music and adventures gallore. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep friends, family, and fans updated with this great technology. We'll see how it goes. . .