Sunday, February 24, 2019

A Little Bluegrass Memory (RIP subsection)

Mac Wiseman passed away this morning.
One of the true pioneer giants of Bluegrass music. Here he is doing Jimmy Brown the Newsboy. 
I'll bet Mac bought a copy of the Gospel News from Jimmy as soon as he arrived.
RIP Mac .........

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Chatham County Line with Siren Song, Performed at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA 

Dave Wilson - Guitar, John Teer - Mandolin, Chandler Holt - Banjo and Greg
Readling - Bass.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Geography Div (Road Trip Subsection)

Hey, it's President's Day (I much prefer the term Linchonton's Washday), but here's roadtrip honoring Prez #1.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Newgrass subsection)

Everything Is Possible by the Sam Bush Band.

Sam Bus - Mandolin, Scott Vestal - Banj, Stephen Mougin -Guitar,  Todd Parks - Bass 
and Chris Brown —Drums

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Little Mid-Week Bluegrass Div (Sad News Subsection)

News just received that John Starling, one of the founding members of the Seldom Scene has entered hospice. When he passes, only Ben Eldridge and Tom Gray will remain from the original group, John Duffey and Mike Auldridge having died in 1996 and 2012 respectively.

The "Scene" was unusual in that they all had "day" jobs and considered their weekly jams their "poker night." Once going public, stage performances were of short duration in local clubs in the DC area. Though Duffey was the unofficial leader (and the strongest personality) everything was shared equally and there had to be full agreement on the repertoire.

Here's a performance featuring John singing lead (probably from around 1980 -Starling left in 1977) of Herb Pederson's Wait a Minute.

May John's transition to his new adventure be a smooth and comfortable one. Thanks for the memories.

John Starling - Guitar and Lead vocal, John Duffey - Mandolin, Mike Auldridge - Dobro,
Tom Gray - Bass, Ben Eldridge - Banjo and Phil Rosenthal - Guitar.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Geography Div (Historical subsection)

Today in 1812, Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts signed a redistricting bill and gave birth to this monster - the Gerrymander. It's descendants continue to live.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Foreigners subsection)

A band from Sweden, The Original Five (yeah, yeah, there are only four of them), with the title track from their just released album of the same name: Wipe Away Those Years.

Dan Englund is on bass and lead vocals, supported by Johan Malmberg on banjo, Daniel Olsson on reso-guitar, and Jonas Svahn on guitar.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Geography Div (taking Life -- Seriously)

Of course, Montana and Wyoming don't have that many people, eh ?


Saturday, February 2, 2019