WHAT YOU MAY FIND HERE

RANTS, RAVINGS and RUMINATIONS along with
RAUCOUS RIBALDRY and RAMBLING REFLECTIONS

Monday, August 2, 2021

Geography Div (Can You Hear Me Now subsection)

 There used to be a lot of quiet places in these here United States. Now, not so much.



Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (James Taylor subsection)

The Steep Canyon Rangers by themselves at Merlefest last year, doing James Taylor's Sweet Baby James.


Woody Platt on guitar and vocals, Graham Sharp on banjo and vocals, Mike Guggino on mandolin/mandola and vocals, Nicky Sanders on fiddle and vocals, Mike Ashworth on drums and vocals, and Barrett Smith on bass and vocals.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Geography Div (Roadtrip subsection)

 How's this for a roadtrip with only one highway number to remember ??? Highway 1 in Australia. The longest national highway in the world.

Of course, you'll have to remember which side of the road to drive on !!!




Saturday, July 24, 2021

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass DIv (RIP Subsection)

Byron Berline passed away last week. One of the most influential fiddlers to impact the Bluegrass scene.
I'm sure that the loss of his Double Stop Fiddle shop couldn't have helped to his rapid decline. I was introduced to  him via the Dillards in the early '60s. What a wonderful talent.

Here is one of my favorites, Cherokee Shuffle.

RIP Byron


Byron Berline - Lead Fiddle, Daryl Anger - Fiddle, Ned Lubercki - Banjo, Sally Van Neter - Dobro, Sharon Gilchrist - Bass and  Johan Heldenbergh - Guitar


Monday, July 19, 2021

Geography Div (What's in a Name subsection)

Interesting idea;  the original names of famous US cities. The Bear's are currently residing in Hay Camp.



Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Kiwi subsection)

The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band from New Zealand doing James Taylor's Carolina on My Mind.


  • Alan Rhodes (Guitar / Banjo / Mandolin / Vocals)
  • Paul Trenwith (Banjo / Vocals)
  • Dave Calder (Mandolin / Guitar / Vocals)
  • Colleen Bain [Trenwith] (Fiddle)
  • Leonard Cohen (Mouth Harp / Guitar / Dobro / Vocals)
  • Sandy McMillin (String Bass)

Monday, July 12, 2021

Geography Div (Climate subsection)

 ... and you think it's hot now ???

Climatological warmest (entire) month of the year is still ahead for almost everyone. Something to look forward to!


Saturday, July 10, 2021

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass from the new album Bluegrass Troubadour, Here's He Can't Own Them. 


Danny Paisley - Guitar and lead vocal, Ryan Paisley - Mandolin, Mark Delaney - Banjo, T.J. Lundy - Fiddle and Bobby Lundy - Bass

Monday, July 5, 2021

Geography Div (Climate Changed subsection)

 Last week we looked at Europe during the last Ice Age.

Here's what the whole world looked like .................



Saturday, July 3, 2021