Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Well, 2020 will soon be behind us and, hopefully, we'll soon start turning our country around. For anyone who objects to the coverage and name of the red area my only consolation is that you have to live in it to really appreciate how bad it is.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020
Have you ever wondered what the area around your hometown was like during the Cretaceous period, when the Tyrannosaurus rex roamed? How about before then, when Earth had just one supercontinent?
Now you can find out.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
It isn't Elvis. Alan Bibey and Grasstowne with a "grassified" version of the 1957 Elvis classic.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
This is what it looked like on 25 January 2020 ..... and with you know who still running things (into the ground) dog knows what what it will look like when he finally can't actively damage things.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Trick or Treat.
John Duffey - Mandolin, Charlie Waller - Guitar, Eddie Adcock - Banjo and Tom Gray - Bass
Monday, October 26, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Harvey's Reel, performed live by Chris Luquette, Nick Dumas & Connor Hutteball at Deep End Sessions. Formerly they were the trio, Northern Departure. Chris Luquette, is 2012 IBMA Instrumental Momentum winner and guitarist for Frank Sollivan & Dirty Kitchen. Nick Dumas, is mandolinist for The Special Consensus (equally adept at guitar, Nick plays a 1936 Martin guitar). Connor Hutteball plays great bass and owns a beautiful old Kay!
Monday, October 19, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Coffee and Cake includes this international assembly of mandolinists doing Glenn Miller's In the Mood.
I'm not going to try to list all the participants since they are identified in the video.
You'll see many names you recognize.
My two surprises were the absence of Chris Thile and the presence of Chris Luquette who's known mainly for his guitar work.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Saturday, October 3, 2020
I've channeled him a bit and jumped the gun for my next milestone (#75-- Glad I've lived long enough to afford and appreciate one).
I found a near new 2014, C7 Corvette Stingray in a small town in Montana (4155 miles on the clock!)
Happy Birthday Bear (early).
Monday, September 28, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Embedded in the link is the title cut from their album Road to Nowhere, released last March.
Andrew Knapp - Bass, Gabriel Marowitz - mandolin, Heath Reinhard - banjo, Joe Ellington - guitar, and Lee Callender - fiddle.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Larry Norfleet - Lead Vocal and Guitar, Jesse Norfleet - Banjo/Dobro, Tristen Norfleet - Mandolin and Mike Martin - Bass
Monday, September 7, 2020
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Next Monday is Labor Day. Here's the Darrell Webb Band form 2018 performing Working Man Blues.
Jason Davis - banjo, Tina Miller - fiddle, Kameron Keller - bass, Darrell Webb - mandolin and Zeb Snyder - guitar
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
See if there's anyone you recognize .............
Monday, August 31, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Caleb Klauder, vocals & mandolin; Stephen “Sammy” Lind, vocals & fiddle; Reeb Willms, vocals & guitar; and Nadine Landry, vocals & bass.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
... and seventeen year-olds aren't either.
Monday, August 24, 2020
The evil dumbfuckery of the rtump administration is truly astounding.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Paul Prestopino (dobro and former backing musician for Peter, Paul and Mary, The Chad Mitchell Trio and others), Bobby Baxmeyer (banjo, dobro, mandolin, vocals), Matthew Backes (vocals, mandolin), Sheila Shukla (vocals, guitar), and Ron Greenstein (bass)
Monday, August 17, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Dusty Rider - Banjo and lead vocal, Lauren Stovall - Guitar, Peter Sharpe - Mandolin, Joe D' Esposito - Fiddle, Jean-Luc Davis - Bass
Monday, August 10, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Haynes - Fiddle, John Bryan - Guitar and Kristen Scott Benson - Banjo.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
John Lowell on vocals and guitar, Missy Raines on bass, Ron Block on banjo, John Reischman on mandolin and Stephen Mougin and Chris Jones on backing vocals.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Tom Horton on guitar, Beverly Horton on vocals, Joey Cox on banjo, Crystal Shipley on fiddle, Mitch Bentley on bass, and Vince Bullins on mandolin.
Monday, June 8, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
I won't be working today as a ranger with the Park Service this year; the presence of the COVID-19 virus and my family's vulnerability have caused me to forego my appointment. People always said "Thank You for your service,".... it always made me uncomfortable. I always answer " It was my honor to serve."
Here's Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers doing A Folded Flag.
Duane Sparks - Guitar, lead vocal, Joe Mullins - Banjo, Mike Terry - Mandolin, Jason
Barie - Fiddle and Randy Barnes - Bass.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Steve Dilling - Banjo, Jason Moore - Bass, Skip Cherryholmes - Guitar, Zack Arnold - Mandolin,
Jamie Harper - Fiddle and Jacob Greer - Guitar.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
In 2007 after having had 25% of my guts removed for cancer, it was the nurses that saw me through critical dehydration, and just wanting for the pain and hurt to end that gave me the the encouragement, and yes, the orders to fight my problems, get out of bed and drag the post of IVs around the ward. Later that year when my system shut down during radiation, these are the people who saved my life and got my kidneys re-started.
In 2013 it was the the nurses in the Brain ICU of Johns Hopkins that kept me appraised of my late wife Diana's condition and progress (and its lack thereof).
It was her nurse, T*** who put her hand on my shoulder early in the morning of 13 September, to say, "Bear, she's gone, you can let go now." and then give me a hug and a tear.
We rarely acknowledge just how much these professionals give of themselves to ease our suffering, urge, and contribute to, our healing our well being and that of our loved ones.
Thank you to all those who cared for me and mine. I know you will be there in the future to help.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Carol Duran and Raphael Maillet on fiddle, Marta Roma on cello, Josep Traver on guitar, Jesper Rubner Petersen on mandolin, and Maribel Rivero on bass. And, of course, Redon and Gomez on the five.
.... and Mr Redon doing the same number solo ..........
Monday, May 4, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
John Reischman - Mandolin, Nick Hornbuckle - Banjo, Patrick Sauber - Guitar, Trisha
Gagnon - Bass and Greg Spatz - Fiddle
Monday, April 20, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Becky Buller Band: Becky Buller - Vocals, Fiddle Ned Luberecki - Banjo Dan Boner - Guitar, Fiddle, Harmony Vocal Nate Lee - Mandolin, Fiddle Daniel Hardin - Upright Bass, Harmony Vocal
Fiddle Solos: Laura Orshaw, Michael Cleveland, Stuart Duncan, Jason Carter, Deanie Richardson, Johnny Warren, and Sam Bush
Group Fiddlers: All soloists, Bronwyn Keith-Hines, Jason Barie, Katie Penn, Fred Carpenter, Tyler Andal, Brian Christenson, Laurie Lewis, Shawn Camp, Nate Lee, Dan Boner, and Becky Buller
Monday, April 13, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Chris Jones - Guitar, lead vocal, Mark Stoffel - Mandolin, Grace Van't Hof - Banjo and Uke and
Marshall Wilborn - Bass.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
As mentioned in the NPR obituary linked above, Paradise, the Kentucky hometown of his parents, recalls
his boyhood memories of a place destroyed by the coal-mining industry.
RIP John ..........
- Dudley Connell - guitar, vocals
- Ronnie Simpkins - bass
- Rickie Simpkins - banjo, fiddle, guitar
- Fred Travers - Dobro, vocals
- Lou Reid - mandolin, guitar, vocals
Monday, April 6, 2020
... and if you look at Mike Pence you'll suspect this map has some truth to it .....
(Sad note subsection -- The late contributing mini-bear JS would have been 70 today .. RIP.)
Saturday, April 4, 2020
- Celia Woodsmith - vocals, guitar
- Kimber Ludiker - fiddle, vocals
- Jenni Lyn Gardner - mandolin, vocals
- Courtney Hartman - guitar, banjo, vocals
- Zoe Guigueno - bass, vocals
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Nation, but I hold my breath.
Banjo prodigy Jimmy Henley here with Marty Stuart when both were much younger doing the old Bill Monroe standard Rawhide.
RIP Jimmy ..............
Jimmy Henley - Banjo, Marty Stuart - Mandolin, Roy Clark - Fiddle ..... Guitar player unknown
Monday, March 30, 2020
I just couldn't resist .................
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Angelina Lundh (vocals, accordion), Mikael Grund (vocals, guitar), Agnes Brogeby (violin, vocals), Anders Ternesten (banjo), and Carl Karlsson (bass)
Friday, March 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Here he is along with Tom Paxton
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Came across this written in chalk on a sidewalk in my neighborhood.
Start closing in on me
When I'm feeling down
I wanna lose that frown
I stick my head out the window
And I look around
They can't disguise
This magic that's happening
Right before my eyes
So the best day ever can last all night
Yeah, the best day ever's gonna last all night now
Kind of a nice thought for our current situation.
Stay safe and healthy.