Saturday, February 29, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Last Train)

Probably the most famous "train" song, The Orange Blossom Special, written by Ervin Rouse and Chubby Wise and here performed by multi-year IBMA Fiddler of the year Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.
Michael introduces the band at the beginning ,,,, Enjoy

Monday, February 24, 2020

Geography Div (Italy explained subsection)

It appears the minibears took the week off and didn't work. Oh well, last Monday was a holiday.
They have been disciplined and here's this week's offering. Ever been to Italy ??

Saturday, February 22, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass ( Another Train)

Norman Blake's Green Light on the Southern, here done by the Punch Brothers at the Birchmere in 2008.

Chris Theile - Mandolin, Noam Pitkelney - Banjo, Chris Eldridge - Guitar, Gabe Witcher - Fiddle
and Greg Garrison - Bass.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Train Month)

Written by Herb Pedersen, Old Train. I first heard this done by the Seldom Scene years ago. Here it's done by a group of "allstars" at the Birchmere in 1988.

Tony Rice  - Guitar, Sam Bush - Mandolin, Jerry Douglas - Dobro, Stuart  Duncan - Fiddle,
Bela Fleck - Banjo, and Mark Schatz - Bass.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ( Train Month cont'd)

A Tom T. Hall song, The Engineers Don't Wave From the Trains Anymore.
Done here by a duo from the North of England (where they really do go wild over steam trains).

Rivendel Country -Denise Walker - Guitar and Graham Walker - Banjo

Monday, February 3, 2020

Geography Div (Historic subscetion)

 Today, on his voyage of 1487-88, Bartholomeu Dias had rounded the Cape of Good Hope. This is the first known map to announce that fact: Ptolemy’s land-locked Indian Ocean is gone. Within two years, Columbus’ voyages would reshape the map still more radically, so that this may be regarded as the last view of the old world.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Weekend Molly Div (Ground Hog Day subsection)

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Train Month)

There are so many Bluegrass songs about trains, that I could probably do a year's worth. However, since February has five Saturdays, how 'bout we use some of 'em up.
The Sam Bush Band doing Ridin' That Bluegrass Train.

Sam Bush,mandolin; Chris Brown drums; Stephen Mougin,guitar; Scott Vestal,banjo and Todd Parks, bass