Guest playlist Tuesday — Mountain Station

Here’s a first (for me), a playlist of new music from my band.
Mountain Station is me on Stroh fiddle and John on guitar, and the two
of us singing. Hope you will want to sing along…

Track listing

  1. “Highway 61 Revisited” by Bob Dylan
  2. “NJ Transit” by The Modesto Kid
  3. “Dancing Barefoot” by Patti Smith
  4. “Revelator” by Gillian Welch
  5. “Shady Grove,” traditional
  6. “California Stars” by Woody Guthrie and Wilco
  7. “St. James Infirmary,” traditional

7 responses to “Guest playlist Tuesday — Mountain Station”

  1. lane says:

    is there a link here? this looks great!

  2. lane says:

    oh hey i found it? can i download these?

  3. Yeah, you can download from — soundcloud does not allow downloads for free accounts. Here is the link: — click “Download Folder” to get the playlist as a zipped file. Glad you like it!

  4. Dave says:

    Very cool. That Stroh fiddle is just the weirdest sounding thing, in a good way.

    You guys really got cooking on Shady Grove, and the dog was funny. Thanks for letting us listen.

  5. J-Man says:

    Hey TMK, thanks for posting this! I love the Stroh fiddle – I hadn’t heard of it by name before, and had to look it up, but as soon as I listened I recognized the sound. What drove you to play the the Stroh – was it the old-timey sound? Is it different to play than playing a “regular” fiddle? Is it heavy? So many questions….

  6. Hi J-Man, I found out about Stroh fiddles about 2 years ago and I don’t know, it just seemed like a fascinating sound somehow. My parents were visiting last year at my 40th birthday and I managed to convince them they should help me buy one, for my birthday present. ( was my source; a German luthier living in Thailand and selling his fiddles by mail.) It is surprisingly heavy, yes; I attached a shoulder-rest mod to it to make it easier to support. Playing it is pretty similar to playing a violin, I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint just what the difference is but you end up playing with a subtly different technique. My Stroh fiddle has five strings is one obvious difference, and I’m still working on getting comfortable with the C string.

  7. Sorry, I mean