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Orrin Star Columnist Compilation
Orrin Star Columnist Compilation

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Orrin Star Columnist Compilation Book

This book is one in a series that provides every article that was published in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine by a particular columnist. This volume of the series presents all of the articles, and accompanying audio, written and recorded by Orrin Star in his column the "O-Zone."

This book presents 280 pages of information and includes over 250 audio tracks on one mp3 CD data disc. This compilation includes 97 tunes arrangement by Orrin Star (see song list below).

From editor Dan Miller: This book compiling Orrin Star’s articles is the fifth in this columnist archival series. I contacted Orrin and asked him to be a columnist just prior to publishing our first issue because I was impressed with the book he had written titled Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar. From the start, Orrin was enthusiastic about writing for the magazine and, at the beginning, decided that he would address the topic of playing up-the-neck. Later his articles strayed away from that topic and his column became known for his choice of interesting tunes and songs and his creative and tasteful arrangements of those tunes and songs. Orrin’s teaching was always clear, concise, and detailed. He was fun to work with and over the years Orrin and I became friends. I always looked forward to conversations with Orrin. Like his song arrangements, they were very interesting, engaging, and enlightening. Sadly, about a year after we finished publishing the magazine, Orrin lost his battle with cancer on November 29, 2017. He was 62 years old. His humor, wit, and musical talent is missed. I hope you enjoy working with this book.

Check out the song list below.

Song List (in alphabetical order):

Adrienne’s Reel

Alabama Jubilee

Are You Missing Me

Arkansas Traveler

Billy In The Lowground

Blue Ridge Mountain Home

Cattle In The Cane

Cheverly Hornpipe

Coleman’s March

Dark Hollow

Deep Ellem Blues

Devil’s Dream

Done Gone

Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down

East Virginia Blues

Eight More Miles to Louisville

Ella Speed

Far Away

Fire On The Mountain

Fisher’s Hornpipe

Flowers of Edinburgh

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

Freight Train

Going Across the Sea

Going Down That Road Feeling Bad

Gold Rush

Golden Slippers

Hard Times

Hey, Ho, Nobody Home

High On A Mountain Top

Hop High Ladies

Hot Corn, Cold Corn

House of the Rising Sun

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome

Jackson’s Reel

John Hardy

Katy Daley

Kiss Me Waltz

Leather Britches

Little Birdie

Little Maggie

Lonesome Fiddle Blues

Lonesome Moonlight Waltz


Lost Indian

Mama Don’t Allow

Merrily Kissed the Quaker

Midnight on the Water

Miller’s Reel

Morrison’s Jig

My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains

Nine Pound Hammer

Orrin’s Boogie

Over the Waterfall

Pigtown Fling

Pointe au Pic

Quindaro Hornpipe

Red Haired Boy

Return From Fingal

Return to Brandywine

Rock the Cradle Joe

Roving Gambler

Sail Away Ladies

Salty Dog Blues

Sandy River Bell

Sandy River Bell (Revisited)

Shady Grove

Shenadoah Falls

Short Life of Trouble

Shuffle About

Sitting On Top of the World

Spanish Waltz

St. Anne’s Reel

Star of the County Down

Staten Island Hornpipe

Stenson’s #2


Sugarfoot Rag

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Swinging On A Gate

Take Me Back to Tulsa


The Crawdad Song

The Eighth of January

The Irish Washerwoman

The Nashville Blues

The New Camptown Races

The Year of Jubilo

They’re Holding Up The Ladder

Tombigee Waltz

Turkey in the Straw

Uncle Charlie’s Breakdown

When The Saints Go Marching In

Wildwood Flower

Winder Slide

Worried Man Blues

Yellow Rose of Texas

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