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Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Present: Gas Light Quartet (Clark Buehling/Billy Matthews/Christine & Paul Breen)
Gas Light Quartet plays popular music from the late 19th century and early 20th century!
Clarke Buehling – (banjo and Vocals) is known for his faithful renditions of early banjo tunes, many gleaned from his personal collection of sheet music published for the 5 string banjo more than 100 years ago. Clarke currently teaches banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar, he also performs with the Ozark Highballers and the First Line trad-jazz band.
Paul and Christine Breen have played back up for Billy Mathews for
over 15 years, playing on stages as Fiddlin Banjo Billy and The Old Time Players. Billy spent many hours mentoring this couple in the style of Old Time Music. Fiddlin Banjo Billy Mathews (fiddle and banjo-mandolin) has been playing and teaching a new generation the old time fiddle tunes he has learned and composed in his time traveling in the Mid-West and Upper South. Recently a collection of his 500 fiddle tunes project has been researched and transcribed by Emily Elam.