Chance McCoy is an Indie Folk musician deeply rooted in traditional Appalachian and southern music. Raised in Harpers Ferry, WV he was steeped in the sounds of old time string band music. An award winning musician and singer, he has toured in the US and internationally, currently he performs with Old Crow Medicine Show as well as collaborating with other artists and performing solo.
His performances have an emotional impact and honesty that reveal a window into life in Appalachia past and present. Delving into a centuries old repertoire as well as bringing new songs to the tradition, his unique take on American Folk Music makes it once again as vivid and exhilarating as the pioneer america from which it was carved. Chance has collaborated with artists in diverse genres ranging from swing to rock to electronica music.
One Beat Project - A World Music Collaboration
Last year I was in residency and on tour with the One Beat project, an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. Visit the website One Beat Project to hear music, see videos and photos of all the wonderful music we created on that trip. You can also apply to become a One Beat fellow for 2013!
Chance McCoy's debut album Free Download
Chance McCoy and The Appalachian String Band
From now on you'll be able to download my music completely free from my website in trade for joining the mailing list, which you can unsubscribe to at anytime. I've decided it's more important for me to let the music out there for free and discover who my fans are then to charge for it and not know who's listening. I still deeply appreciate everyone who has purchased my music and if you want to buy my music you can do that too at Amazon or iTunes or leave a tip when downloading my record here on my site. But please consider joining my mailing list so I can alert you of shows and other important news.
Old Time Fiddle Lessons Website Concept
I'm working on creating a new website called oldtimefiddlelessons.com which will be an online learning resource for folks interested in learning Old Time fiddle. The website will feature old time fiddle lessons in the form of videos that will be posted on youtube and available on the site. Some videos will be free and others will be available for rent or through some subscription process. This project is still in the concept form and I invite people who would like to contribute ideas or design to email me.
Skype Lessons - Old Time Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin
A fun way to learn for those farther afield, take music lessons online with Chance McCoy via Skype. To set up a lesson please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Skype lesson in the subject line. Lesson will begin in October 2012 after the summer touring season is over.
Old Time Fiddle Grateful Dead - Stealin' Loneliness Is A long Fall Rocky Road to Dublin Cute Kid Playing Harmonica Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday Night - Live at Lightning 100 studio Old Crow Medicine Show - "Sewanee Mountain Catfight" LIVE outside the Ryman Old Crow Medicine Show - "Steppin' Out" LIVE at Sound Emporium