Back in 1949, near Helena Montana, thirteen smokejumpers died when the winds changed on The Mann Gulch fire and trapped them on the mountain.
I first heard this story when I was in Business school at Montana State where they taught us how to avoid the communication problems that went wrong that day.
I later learned that the man who wrote A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean, wrote a book about this story as well. The book is called Young Men and Fire and you can check it out HERE.
I wrote my Mann Gulch Fire song after being inspired by that book and I recommend it to lots of people. If you’re interested in the origin of this song, see the video I released a long time ago, below.
For more information on The Mann Gulch fire click here.
I started playing the fiddle when I was 5 years old, and from then on, people have always asked me to play for their wedding. Because I am an Austin, Texas based musician and violinist I’ve had the opportunity to play at beautiful weddings across the state but I’ve even traveled as far away as La Joya, California to perform.
The most popular and beautiful wedding processional song to be played on the violin (in my opinion) is Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. This is what most brides choose as their walking down the aisle song.
In addition to this, I normally perform some slow pieces more on the country side such as Ashokan’s Farewell made popular by Jay Ungar and Ookpik Watlz. People love these songs and they always bring a tear to grandma’s eye, that’s how you know they’re good.
If you’re looking for wedding musicians in the Austin area then shoot me an email and I’d love to hear about your event. I can provide a small P.A. system and would love to perform for your procession and cocktail hour.
For booking inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org