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Saw Festival! It’s early this year!

July 16, 2023

Hi everyone! The annual saw festival in Felton is a couple of weeks early this year. Check out the note below from Kenny Blacklock with specifics. It’s only two weeks away!   Dear Musical Saw Players and Friends, Our annual street jam will take place on Saturday, July 29, from […]

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Marlene Dietrich and the Saw

April 22, 2023

Marlene Dietrich was a Hollywood icon known for her beauty, unusual voice, and captivating performances. However, many fans of the German actress and singer may be surprised to learn that she was also an accomplished musician, with a talent for the musical saw. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, […]

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“The Swan” on the Saw and How to Make A Glass Harp

March 7, 2023

In addition to people who play saws, there are people who play water glasses. Robert Tiso is an excellent glass harp player, and here you can hear him with Felice Pantone playing “The Swan” from the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. It’s a beautiful combination of two unusual […]

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Original Hillbillies

January 10, 2023

The North Carolina Jazz Band, otherwise known as The Original Hillbillies, starred in this Vitaphone short, which came out in March of 1929. They perform several songs including “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,”  “By the Old Oaken Bucket,” and “Wasn’t She a Dandy?” The saw is at the beginning […]

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A Merry Little Christmas

December 9, 2022

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane in 1943, and it was one of the most popular songs from the movie Meet Me In St. Louis. It was a huge hit for Judy Garland who […]

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How To Win A Saw Contest

October 26, 2022

      Cartoon by Hilary B. Price (Thanks to Rene Ponder for sending this along!)

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