Born To Delight – my original funky fiddle tune in a new arrangement

A tune I wrote for our daughter. I first recorded it a year ago for Mandolin Mondays #173. This arrangement reflects how she’s changed during the year 🙂   Ondra KozákI’m a musician and tutor who likes asking Why? and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You can learn about what I’m doing … Read more Born To Delight – my original funky fiddle tune in a new arrangement

Virtual band with Peter Mečiar, part 2. – Lonesome River Band cover

I know Peter Mečiar for years but this is the first time I hear him sing. Check out or cover of the Lonesome River Band song:     I wrote about the first virtual project here. Ondra KozákI’m a musician and tutor who likes asking Why? and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. … Read more Virtual band with Peter Mečiar, part 2. – Lonesome River Band cover

I ❤️ WESTERN SWING

We are long time friends with Peter Mečiar who helps me with our bluegrass workshops and with the program “Monthly Challenge“. We both also love Western swing. “Make a western swing record with Mečiar” has been on my Plans&Dreams list for a while. I love pedal steel guitar and Peter plays it so great! He … Read more I ❤️ WESTERN SWING

Easter jam session with Josef Hanulík

All my five brothers-in-law are talented musicians. The youngest one studies jazz guitar and due to closed schools, he had a long time at home. So he came to visit us on Maundy Thursday to have a little bluegrass jam. Here are two videos from it.   Ondra KozákI’m a musician and tutor who likes … Read more Easter jam session with Josef Hanulík

Article and interview in Bluegrass Today

In the “Bluegrass Beyond Borders” column of Bluegrass Today, Lee Zimmerman writes about my recent projects and gets my answers to his questions. Here’s his article Bluegrass Beyond Borders: Ondra Kozák makes his strings sing. Ondra KozákI’m a musician and tutor who likes asking Why? and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You … Read more Article and interview in Bluegrass Today

MMV Virtual Jam Session #1 – Bury Me Beneath The Willow

In 2019, I started the program “Monthly challenge for musicians”. It helps people playing bluegrass and country music with home practicing. The materials and songs that the participants receive every month are in Czech so there’s not much to share in connection with the program in the English version of my website. But here’s something … Read more MMV Virtual Jam Session #1 – Bury Me Beneath The Willow

A song by John Hartford and AKG mics comparison

A song by John Hartford (can also be found on the New Aliquot album It Takes Time) recorded using 4 AKG microphones. Whether you’re a fan of John’s music (then you should know about this new project as well) or you’re a recording gear head (then also check out my other tests), this video is … Read more A song by John Hartford and AKG mics comparison

Red Haired Boy & My second week with a dobro

Dobro just enchanted me with its melodic capabilities. Here’s my arrangement of a classic fiddle tune in melodic style:   For those interested, here is a TAB. More fiddle tunes TABs for other instruments here. Ondra KozákI’m a musician and tutor who likes asking Why? and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You … Read more Red Haired Boy & My second week with a dobro

Ako vánok by Peter Szabados & My first week with a dobro

Slovak dobro player, singer, studio engineer, and my friend Peter Szabados wrote this song in 2011 (lyrics co-written with Richard Benčík). Recorded on “Peter Szabados – Stroj času” (2013).   Ondra KozákI’m a musician and tutor who likes asking Why? and talking with clever people. Sometimes I write something. You can learn about what I’m … Read more Ako vánok by Peter Szabados & My first week with a dobro