Monday, June 29, 2015

Geography Div (Road Trip subsection)

So, you're out there touring the country, eh ?
Here's an interesting map. All the highways in the U S of A. Note the concentrated places where many come together and also the "empty" spaces - like Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Well we're well into day two of the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival and this is the headline act.

Adkins and Loudermilk (as shown):Dave Adkins - Guitar and lead vocals, Edgar Loudermilk - Bass, Andrew Crawford - Guitar, Glen Crain - Dobro, Jordan Rice - Mandolin and Chad Davis - Banjo.
*** Note  - -  The group has since been changed a bit with Jeff Autry on Guitar and Zack Autry (Jeff's son) playing mandolin and fiddle.
.......... and yes, their afternoon show today was AWESOME !!!  - -  Not to mention what a wonderful, friendly, personable  group of folks. Meeting Jeff Autry was a special treat - have admired his skill since I first heard him on the Bluegrass 1996-2001 series of instrumentals produced by Scott Vestal.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Geography Div (Summer Vacation subsection)

esterday just after noon (on the East coast) Summer officially (well, astronomically anyway) began.

 Once you've decided on where you want to go, you might want to keep an eye out for ......

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Feels like this here in the Black Hills -- lots of it this year, Rapid Creek is over it's banks, but nothing like 1972.
Lately, this is how I fee about the weather ! (But my heart is happy).

Lynn Morris - Lead Vocal and Guitar, Marshall Wilborn - Bass, Tom Adams - Banjo and David McLaughlin - Mandolin.

On a happier note, I heard today that Tom Adams has returned to playing banjo in a new group after some medical issues with his hand. Best of luck Tom !

Monday, June 15, 2015

Geography Div (get your tour on subsection)

Well, it's that time of the year again to think about the ever-popular SUMMER VACATION! (what little there is of it - and most folks don't use all of it, but those are different matters).

Anyway, for your planning pleasure and entertainment:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Three members of Leftover Salmon doing Wild Bill Jones.

Drew Emmitt - Mandolin, Vince Herman - Guitar and Andy Thom - Banjo

Monday, June 8, 2015

Geography Div (Viking subsection)

 Vikings plunder St Cuthbert's monestary on Lindisfarne on this date in 793.

It's a wonderful place to visit -- but always keep an eye on your watch and the tide table or you'll be spending more tim there than you bargained for !!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Well, here it is June -- so why not a song with "June" in it ?? June Apple by the Tuttles with Brittany Haas.

Brittany Haas - Fiddle, Molly Tuttle - Banjo, A.J. Lee - Mandolin, Sullivan Tuttle - Guitar, Michael Tuttle - Mandolin and Jack Tuttle - Bass

Monday, June 1, 2015

Geography Div (non-terrestrial subsection)

It's June -- go out and look up in the sky (here in South Dakota, we have more stars than they do near the GWTP).