Playing Favorites contains just what the title suggests: some of the music we most enjoy. Maybe some of these tunes will become your favorites, too. May the ballads and airs transport you, and may the jigs and reels energize you and bring you to your feet dancing!
We have come upon these favorites accidentally, or rather, "organically" -- not in any formalized process, but by collecting and learning music that speaks to us, to our hearts. Our whole FiddleSticks experience is a very organic thing. We are an organic grouping, a family! What could be more natural than that? Our music evolves as we perform it, and our band and family evolve as we work through the challenges of family life, and the additional challenge of performing with a band. We are a work in progress, so this album is a still-frame in our musical evolution. Folk music, as a rule, is flexible -- so we have taken liberties with the arrangements, words, melodies and moods of the music we play. Again, it is a growing, changing, and organic process. Some of the music we learned from friends, favorite bands, or ancient books -- other tunes were composed by Elizabeth and Kathryn. We hope the joy we have in performing together comes across in this recording.