Monday, December 31, 2018

Geography Div (Almost a new one subsection)

Don't know how you plan to celebrate, but this might provide some comparisons.
This old bear  might make it to midnite, but there's a warm bed shortly thereafter.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Boxing Day

The Minibears of the Geography Division seem to have had too much holiday cheer so it's
time to sit the little rascals down and have a listen to what Christmas really means.
I've never heard this version as told to Studs Terkel in the late 1950s.

and, (of course) it's also St Stephens Day, so there's this:

Hope you and Yours had a Merry Christmas ..........

Monday, December 24, 2018

Geography Div (Santa Claus subsection)

It's hard explaining this to the Minibears ...................................
But this might help !!
Merry Christmas to all the good little bears out there.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Almost here subsection)

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem done by Mark O'Connor and friends ..........

Mark O'Connor - violin, Carrie Rodgriquez - violin and vocals, Cia Cherryholmes - banjo and vocals, Forrest O'Connor - mandolin and vocals, Joe Smart - guitar and Kyle Kegerreis - bass

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A lovely release from Kristen Scott Benson (Grascals) and Husband Wayne ( IIIrd Tyme Out)

Kristen Scott Benson - Banjo and Wayne Benson - Mandolin

Monday, December 10, 2018

Geography Div (oops subsection)

The mini-bears in charge of the division seem to have fouled up !
Beatings will continue until morale improves.

There will be a test later.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (It's that time of Year ... again subsection)

Detour doing A Bluegrass Christmas Story.
Have you gotten your letter in the mail to Santa yet ??

Detour: Jeff Rose - Mandolin, Scott Zylstra - Guitar, Lloyd Douglas - Banjo, Peter Kumpfer - Fiddle,
Jack Grant - Bass and Missy Armstrong - Lead Vocal and Guitar.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Plumb Pitiful Christmas subsection)

Thought I'd get this out of my system early this year.
Ray Davis doing Little Orphan Joe.
Every year at this time, Ray would devote at least an hour of his program to "Plumb Pitiful" numbers,
Jimmie Brown the Newsboy, Willie Roy, the Crippled Boy, The Baggage Coach Behind, etc,
Ray passed away on December 3rd five years ago.
I always enjoyed listening to his shows on WAMU in Washington, DC.  RIP Ray.

Back up band -- Reno and Smiley ...... from December 1971

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A fun new video from Sister Sadie, Losing you Blues.
I really like the female ensembles that are showing up more and more today -- what would Bill Monroe think?

Dale Ann Bradley -Guitar, Tina Adair- mandolin, Gena Britt -, Deanie Richardson - fiddle, and Beth Lawrence - bass

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Furriners subsection)

Stone Bones and Bad Spaghetti, a band from Portugal. I can't understand it and don't even know the title !!

Andre Dal - Banjo, Hildebrando Soares -guitar, lead vocals, Bruno Lourenço -mandolin, backing vocals and Gil Pereira (bass) 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Geography Div (VOTE Subsection)

Tomorrow is election day ......... which side are you on ?? Remember, if you don't vote, you don't get to criticize.

                                     Share of adult citizens who voted in 2016

Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Winners of the 2018 IBMA Momentum award, The Trailblazers doing Sitting on Top of the World.

Daniel Thrailkill on guitar, Jonah Horton on mandolin, Alex Edwards on banjo, Will Thrailkill on bass
and Ivy Phillips on fiddle.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Wood & Wire from their new album "North of Despair"; an upbeat Just Don't Make 'Em.

Wood & Wire -- Tony Kamel - Guitar, lead vocal, Dom Fisher - Bass, Trevor Smith - Banjo and
Billy Bright - Mandolin

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Newgrass subsection)

Another new band from Colorado, Wood Belly, Doing Solid Ground.

AaronMcCloskey - Banjo,  Chris West - Mandolin, Craig Patterson - Guitar, Chris - Dobro and Taylor Shuck - Bass

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Heritage div (DNA subsection)

Donald Trump submits his DNA test --

Confirms he's from a long line of assholes.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Sea Fairin' subsection)

Mile Twelve doing an original composition, The Margaret Keene.

Mile Twelve:Evan Murphy - Guitar, Catherine Bowness - Banjo, Nate Sabat - Bass.
Browyn Keith-Hynes - Fiddle and David Benedict - Mandolin

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Occasional Mid-Week Molly

Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.  -- Molly Ivins

Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Swedish subsection)

Sweden's Blue Mountain Boys doing the fiddle standard Sally Goodin.

Fredrik Martensson - Guitar, Peter Danielsson - Banjo, Peter Roos - Fiddle and Pedro Blom - Bass

Monday, October 1, 2018

Geography Div (Political Reorganization subsection)

Today, in 1814 The Congress of Vienna convened to redraw the European political map. Here's what resulted:

Saturday, September 29, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Girl Scruggs subsection)

One of my favorite banjo playerr, Kristen Scott Benson of the Grascals doing Pike County Breakdown. She's obviously the recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize for 2018 !! 
She's alos married to mandilinist Wayne Benson of  IIIrd Tyme Out.

The Grascals: Danny Roberts - Mandolin, Terry Eldridge - Guitar, Terry Smith - Bass,  Adam
Haynes - Fiddle, John Bryan - Guitar and Kristen Scott Benson - Banjo.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The newly-formed band, The Highland Travelers, doing Where There's a Road. 
The band is comprised of former Boxcars members Adam Steffey, Keith Garrett, and Gary Hultman along with former Rambler’s Choice members Jason Davis and Kameron Keller.

Jason Davis - Banjo, Keith Garrett - Guitar and Vocals, Gary Hultman - Dobro and Vocals, Kameron Keller - Bass and Adam Steffey - Mandolin and Vocals

Monday, September 17, 2018

Geography Div (Aero Firsts subsection)

Today in 1911, C.P. Rogers began the first transcontinental flight across the US. It took 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, California.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

New single from Chris Jones and the Nightdrivers, Bend in the Road.

Chris Jones - Guitar, Gina Clowes - Banjo, Mark Stoffel - Mandolin and John Weisberger - Bass.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Geography Dept (Winter is coming subsection(

I guess one can figure out where those long winter nights are the longest, eh ?


Saturday, September 8, 2018

A Little Saturday Nitr Bluegrass Div

A  band formed in Boulder, Colorado , Ragged Union doing Ferris Wheel.

Ragged Union:Geoff Union - Guitar, Jordan Ramsey - Mandolin, Chris Elliott - Banjo, Justin Hoffenberg - Fiddle and Benny Galloway - Bass.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

One of my favorite groups, Nothin' Fancy doing an instrumental, Washington County.

Chris Sexton (fiddle), Mike Andes (mandolin, also made Chris' fiddle), Mitchell Davis (banjo), Tony Shorter (bass), and Gary Farris (guitar).

Saturday, August 25, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (RIP Subsection)

Billy Ray Latham has passed away. I always remembered him as the one who smiled in concerts by the Kentucky Colonels (Clarance and Roland White were always so serious.
Here's 45 minutes of great pickin' and singin'.

1. Flat Fork 2. Intro 3. Train 45 4. All the Good Times (Are Past and Gone) 5. Shuckin' the Corn 6. There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone 7. Mockin' Banjo 8. Johnson's Ole Gray Mule 9. Over in the Glory Land 10. Soldier's Joy [Clarence White] 11. Footprints in the Snow [Doc Watson] 12. Good Woman's Love 13. If You're Ever Gonna Love Me 14. Listen to the Mockingbird [Scotty Stoneman] 15. Auld Lang Syne [Bill Keith] 16. I Am a Pilgrim 17. Jordan
18. Shady Grove 19. Dark Hollow [the New Kentucky Colonels] 20. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms [the New Kentucky Colonels]

Clarence White - Guitar, Roland White - Mandolin. Eric White - Bass and (fondly remembered) Billy Ray Latham - Banjo.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Anchors Aweigh subsection)

A Band that been around a long time - one enlistment at a time !! The US Navy's Country current and their new banjo player.

Guitar/Lead Vocal



     MU1 Joseph M. Friedman - 


    MU1 Daniel J. Stewart - 


    MUCS Patrick J. White - 

Pedal Steel Guitar

    MU1 Henry A. Johns - 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Far North subsection)

Guess where the Bear is.
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen doing Wild Unknown.

Frank Solivan - Mandolin, Mike Munford - Banjo, Chris Luquette - Guitar and
Jeremy Middleton - Bass

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

One of the first "new wave" banjo players I discovered over 25 years ago, Tony Furtado. Here with Scott law doing Melinda's Reel.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Geography Div (Charm City subsection)

I know it well ........ and on this day in 1729, it was founded. Changed a bit since then, eh?

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

One of my favorites, Old Train, written (and performed here) by Herb Pederson on banjo with the John Jorgenson Bkuegrass Band.

John Jorgenson - Mandolin, Herb Pederson - Banjo, Mark Fain - Bass and Jon Randall - Guitar

Monday, July 23, 2018

Geography Div (Undersea subsection)

Sixty years ago today, the submarine USS Nautilus (SSN 571) departed Honolulu on its voyage
to the North Pole, arriving on August 3rd.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The Po' Ramblin' Boys doing the old Stanley Brothers standby Little Maggie.

C.J. Lewandowski - Mandolin, Jereme Brown - Banjo, Josh Rinkel - Guitar and
Jasper Lorentzen - Bass

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass div

Toronto's Slocan Ramblers together with the Alan Jeffries Band doing the Bill Monroe standard Wheel Hoss.

Slocan Ramblers: Frank Evans - banjo Adrian Gross - mandolin Darryl Poulsen - guitar Alastair Whitehead - bass Alan Jeffries Band: Alan Jeffries - guitar Andrew Sneddon - resophonic guitar Ryan Dillman - banjo Kyle Cunjak - bass

Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Tribute subsection)

Dean Webb, one of the original members of the Dillards passed away on June 30th. Here are the Dillards doing Hickory Hollow in Denmark in 1999. Now, Rodney Dillard is the only remaining living member of the group.

Dean Webb - Mandolin, Mitch Jayne - Bass, Rodney Dillard - Guitar and Doug Dillard - Banjo.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Youth subsection)

... and they're all under 21 !! Cane Mill Road from North Carolina doing an original composition Good Love.

The band consists of 15-year-old Liam Purcell on mandolin and fiddle, 18-year-old Tray Wellington on banjo, 20-year-old guitarist Casey Lewis, and 20-year-old Eliot Smith on bass.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Geography Div (Boys & Girls subsection)

Maybe the Maybe the women are just leaving?


Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Progress subsection)

The Sonoran Dogs doing a cover of the Balsam Range hit Last Train to Kitty Hawk.

Brian Davies - bass Mark Miracle - mandolin Peter McLaughlin - guitar Tyler James - banjo

Monday, June 18, 2018

Geography Div (Trade War subsection)

Hey tRump voting states. How ya think that yer boy pissing off the Canadians (or the Mexicans for that matter) is gonna work out for yer local economies ??

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Litle Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Old Guys subsection)

Four "Seniors" doing Bluegrass Breakdown. 
Tony Williamson Just received the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award,

Tony Williamson - Mandolin, Charlie Cushman - Banjo, Tom Gray - Bass and Dick Smith - Guitar

Monday, June 11, 2018

Geography Div (Oops subsection)

Today, in 1770, Captain James Cook discovered Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunately, he had to run aground on it to make the discovery.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Little Saturday nite Bluegrass Div (Furiner & Murican)

Spanish banjoist LLuis Gomez and guitarist Chris Luquette (from Frank Solivan's Dirty Kitchen) here playing banjo in a great melodic style duet of The Devil's Dream.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (South American subsection)

I mean South, really. Che Apalache hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that's really south!
How's this for Bill Monroe's Uncle Pen?

Joe Troop - fiddle, Pau Andrés Barjau Mateu - banjo, Franco Martino - guitar, Martin Bobrik - mandolin

Monday, May 28, 2018

Geography Div (More 2B or Not2B subsection)


Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

He recently announced that he's leaving the band that bears his name. Here's the Darrell Webb Band doing Lost John.

Darrell Webb – mandolin, Rachel Maye – fiddle, Carl White – bass, Jared Hensley – guitar and Sam Crabtree - banjo

Monday, May 21, 2018

Geography Div (historic things subsection)

Today in 1927 (well in France anyway) Charles Lindberg completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Thus establishing the rule that all times on airline schedules are local (heh).

Coincidently, on this same date five years later (1932) Amelia Earhart completed the first Atlantic solo by a woman. (Newfoundland - Ireland)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( sorta old timey subsection)

David Davis and the Warrior River Boys doing the old Charley Poole number Milwaukee Blues. 
It's got most of those old timey things: hoboes, trains, twangy singing (heh), and some great acoustic accompaniment.

Warrior River Boys:  David Davis on mandolin and lead vocal,Robert Montgomery on banjo, Marty Hays on bass, Stan Wilemon on guitar, and Philip James on fiddle.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Geography Div (Long way to go subsection)

Today, in 1804 Captains Meriwether Lewis And William Clark set off from St Louis to fulfill their commission from President Thomas Jefferson to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Different Styles subsection)

I've never been a fan (probably because I can't) of frailing banjo. Here are John McEuen, one of the founders of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Earl Scruggs doing the old fiddle tune Soldiers Joy.

Friday, May 11, 2018


On MSNBC today, Republican operative Steve Schmidt had his say on John McCain and that fraud currently occupying the White House.

That is all ................

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vision Div (Founding Fathers subsection)

So many folks are always going around quoting the "Founding Fathers" (usually those on the right of the political spectrum). Here's one for any and all to ponder:

“When it shall be said in any country in the world,’ my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners; my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want; the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend because I am a friend of its happiness’; when these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and its government.” 

Thomas Paine — Rights of Man, Part the Second 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Geography Div (Had the flu yet ? subsection)

The past season was pretty rough for the flu -- I had it and I'd gotten vaccinated. This representation sort of jumped out at me since I live in South Dakota. Naturally, we don't have a million people, so naturally the rate is pretty high. (We also have only one area code, but two time zones and, one would think one political party).

Saturday, May 5, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (More from the international subsection)

A group from (where else?) Barcelona, Spain doing a cover of Mark Knopfler's Marbletown.

Barcelona Bluegrass Band: Lluis Gomez - Banjo, Joan Pau Cumellas - Guitar, Maribel Rivero - Bass and Miguel Talavera - Harmonica.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Litle Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Distaff subsection)

I always love to hear all female bluegrass ensembles. Here's the new single Swept Away from Bassist Missy Raines' new album.

The All-star cast of musicians besides Missy on Bass are Alison Brown - Banjo, Sierra Hull Mandolin, Molly Tuttle - Guitar and Becky Buller - Fiddle

Monday, April 23, 2018

Geography Div ( Is anyone learning? subsection)

A couple of weeks I showed the growth in the US Prison population. Would it surprise anyone to know that the number of students living on campus only marginally exceeds the number of adults in prison ??

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (International subsection)

From the other side of the International Dateline come the Bluegrass Police -- yes, they're Japanese.
Here they are doing Tatsuya's Breakdown. 

Tatsuya Kuwahara - Banjo, Satoshi Hoshikawa - Mandolin, Yuuko Wakabayashi - Fiddle, Tomonari Hiazumi - Bass 
and Mitsutaka Sometaya - Guitar..

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Reunion subsection)

News has it that Sawmill Road is getting back together for real.
Here they are at the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival in 2017 doing the Bill Monroe classic Uncle Pen.

Bruce Johnson - fiddle, Dick Brown - banjo, Mark Miracle - mandolin, Charlie Edsall - guitar, and Steve Spurgin - bass.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Diplomacy subsection)

The Henhouse Prowlers from Chicago doing Jackie Wilson's (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher.
The band does diplomatic tours for the State Department and serves as "Bluegrass Ambassadors.
Sure presents a better image of our country than some folks I've read about lately.

Ben Wright - Banjo, John Goldfine - Bass, Kyle O'Brien - Fiddle and Chris Dollar - Guitar

Monday, April 2, 2018

Geography Div (sorta historical subsection)

Today in 1513, Ponce de Leon reached Florida and claimed it for Spain. Well, you know the rest.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass ( More English subsection)

The Coal Porters (get it?) doing Chopping the Garlic.

" Lately I have been thinking about moving home, but with the tenor of the nation under Trump, there is no way my family will even consider this.” - Sid Griffin -- What's not to love, eh ?

The Coal Porters: Kerenza Peacock – fiddle, Paul Fitzgerald – banjo, Sid Griffin – vocals, mandolin,
Andrew Stafford – bass and Neil Robert Herd – guitar

Monday, March 26, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass

Midnight Skyracer doing Fuel to My Fire from their debut album FIRE.

Leanne Thorose: Lead Vocals and Mandolin Tabitha Agnew: Banjo Charlotte Carrivick: Guitar and Vocals Laura Carrivick: Fiddle Eleanor Wilkie: Bass and vocals

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Stupidity Div. (Criminality subsection)

The Austin Bomber made a huge mistake. Why would anyone under investigation and subject of a massive police manhunt go anywhere near Round Rock, Texas?
It's the home of one of the most famous donut shops in the country -- and everyone knows about donut shops and cops, eh?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Geography Div (try this subsection)

It would be pretty unfair (if it were blank) to give this to someone and have them fill in the names, eh?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Local Color subsection)

I heard this recently on SDPB. This is from the 2017 Sioux River Folk Festival.
A Sioux Falls group The Rocky Mountain Oysters playing a reunion set. The first number is named Inventing the Sandwich.
Watch as much as you want to ....... It's a pretty good set of an hour or so ..... (I know how to start an "Embed" but not how to end one).

Their Facebook page doesn't link the members to instruments, but here are the members and I think what they're playing:
Tim Coates - Guitar, Charley Smith - Mandolin, Neil Issacson - Bass, John Donahue, Jr - Banjo and Tom Schaffer - Fiddle.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Occasional Mid-Week Molly

"Some days, I'd feel better about having Punxsutawney Phil in the Oval Office - at least he doesn't lie about the weather." -- Molly Ivins

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Tonight, Michael Cleveland and Flame keeper will be performing with the Louisville Orchestra.
The Bill Monroe tune White Northern Clouds will be on the program.
This is from the 2010 IBMA Fanfest.

Michael Cleveland, Fiddle, Tom Adams, Guitar; Jessee Brock, Mandolin, Marshall Wilborn, Bass; and Jessie Baker, Banjo.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Geography Div (Guns vs Butter subsection)

The next time you need to go to the store for milk or .45ACP semi jacketed hollow-points, where would you rather live??

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (learning subsection)

I've posted this before, Tony Rice doing Norman Blake's Church Street Blues. Fans and wannabe pickers -  If you're interested (and are a tablature person), there's now a transcription for the album done by Chris Brennan and there's some interest in getting someone to publish it.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Occasional Mid-week Molly

Though originally said about her home state, it applies equally to South Dakota:

• It's a low-tax, low-service state--so shoot us. The only depressing part is that, unlike Mississippi, we can afford to do better. We just don't. -- Molly Ivins

Monday, February 26, 2018

Geography Div (2B or not 2B subsection)

"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them" W. Shakespeare.

Wanna guess the most popular tool ??

Saturday, February 24, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A group I haven't heard before, Claybank, doing an instrumental named for a car many have not heard of ... Studebaker.

Tyler Thompson - Banjo, Zack Arnold - Mandolin, Jacob Greer - Guitar, and Gary Trivett - Bass

Friday, February 23, 2018

Memories Div

Years ago (I'm sayin' 60's) when I was busy standing on a stage behind a Martin guitar and flunking out of Arizona State University; I used to occasionally appear and socialize with a guy who played bass and classical guitar who used to routinely do Oscar Brown, Jr's The Snake as part of his sets. He always got a good deal of applause (and attention afterwards) due to his presence and presentation. Rumor has it that one or two ladies ended their lives after receiving his attention and subsequent rejection, but that was just a rumor.....
Appears that Preznit Comb-over has made it part of his repertoire.

I guess donald of orange has finally admitted that he's one of the "reptile people," eh ? I knew it, Did you ?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Occasional Mid-Week Molly

"I am not anti-gun.
I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives." 
-----   Molly Ivins   -----

Monday, February 19, 2018

Geography Div (where from subsection)

Today is that thunk up holiday, President's Day. When I was a kid (oh, so long ago), we looked forward to the month of February and two days off from school: Lincoln's birthday (12th) and Washington's (22nd) - now those were REAL presidents.
Today we have what I call "Lincington's Washday" and a clown posing as president. Oh well.......

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Bob Dylan subsection)

The Infamous Stringdusters - winners of a Grammy this year (not the part shown on the tee vee) - doing Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.

Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi ( banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (double bass)

Monday, February 12, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Canadian subsection)

The Dead South -- a band from Regina, Saskatchewan -- about as far from "south" as one can get.
Oh well, at one point, New Grass Revival was considered "radical."

Nate Hilts - Guitar/Vocals, Scott Pringle - Mandolin/Guitar/Backup Vocals, Colton Crawford - Banjo, Danny Kenyon - Cello

Monday, February 5, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass (Black Gold subsection)

With all the talk of saving the coal industry ........
Flatt Lonesome doing Brad Paisley's haunting You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive.

Flatt Lonesome: Charli Robertson - Lead vocal an Fiddle, Kelsey Hargill - Mandilin, Buddy Robertson - Guitar, Paul Hargill - Banjo, Michael Stockton, Resophonic Guitar, and Domonic Illingsworth - Bass.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Geography Div (regional judgement subsection)

Just up the road .... and where I spent a few years with the (cannot confirm or deny) nukes.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Who sez that ya haf ta be from the sticks to play Bluegrass ??
Red Wine is an Italian Bluegrass band that's been around for forty years !!
They'll be doing a short tour on the East coast in February.
Here's a video from 2016, Fiddle and Bow

Red Wine: Lucas Bellotti (bass), Martino Coppo (mandolin), Marco Ferretti (guitar), Silvio Ferretti (banjo)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

That "Midas Touch" Div (if the foo shits subdivision)

There's not much I can say aside from "BRAVO ZULU" to the curator of the Guggenheim. Perhaps the Sec Treas can get a sheet or two of those bills for our "reverse Midas" to use when he's done. Dog known he's taking a dump on the whole country every day.