Blackberry Blossom

There is an old fiddle tune by this name…

About Phill Gibson

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Software Engineer and part-time banjo instructor. My wife Miiko and I worship at Rivertree Downtown. I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin and dulcimer at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play and teach Scruggs, melodic, clawhammer, and 2-finger styles. I'm also very keen on theology, being a Trail Care Partner with the Land Trust of North Alabama, photography, urban planning, architecture, astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, martial arts, and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.
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5 Responses to Blackberry Blossom

  1. Roadtirement says:

    Have never heard of the tune, but the photo is lovely, and could use it’s own tune!

    • Phill Gibson says:

      Yep, banjo players know it about as well as fiddle players. Love the minor chords in the tune!
      Our mom & grandmother used to take us kids blackberry picking in these really thick blackberry patches. “You kids watch out – it’s full of rattlesnakes”, she would tell us. We always carried a razor blade and a handkerchief just in case we got snake bit!

  2. Bruce Woodmansee says:

    Hey, I know 2 different versions of that song. ! 😀

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