Monday, August 30, 2021

A Little (Sadly) Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (RIP Subsection)

Don't know why this didn't post as scheduled. Mini-Bears deny any blame !!

Last week saw the passing of one of the giants of Bluegrass music, banjoist Bill Emerson.
Here he is from 2010 with his band Sweet Dixie doing (what else) Sweet Dixie.

RIP Bill

Bill Emerson - Banjo, Teri Chism - Bass, Wayne Lanham - Mandolin and Chris Stifel - Guitar.

Geography Div (Barriers subsection)

 Haven't seen this division of the states before - - -

Monday, August 23, 2021

Geography Div (Eclipse subsection)

Five years ago (on the 21st of August) Mrs Bear and I had the good fortune to view the latest US total eclipse in Broken Bow, NE. 

Here's the outlook for the next thirty years or so ........

..... and here's what we saw  ..... (the tiny dot to the left of the sun is Mercury).

Saturday, August 21, 2021

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Shannon Bielski and Moonlight Drive doing Tuscarora.

Shannon Bielski-fiddle, Cory Jeter-guitar, Kyle Windbeck-mandolin, Greg Mulley-bass and
Rob Benzing - banjo.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Doyle Lawson has reorganized Quicksilver and released a new video, I'll take Lonesome Every Time.

 Doyle leads the band on mandolin, supported by Eli Johnston on banjo, Ben James on guitar, Stephen Burwell on fiddle, Matt Flake on fiddle, and Jerry Cole, the lone remainer from pre-COVID days, on bass.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Geography Div (Vehicle subsection)

Although it's 2017 data, It probably is pretty close .... though it seems that every fourth car here in Hay Camp is a Subaru (of some ilk).

Saturday, August 7, 2021

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (It's that time of the year subsection)

Well, by now the population of Hay Camp, SD is half deaf from the sounds of motorcycles attending the annual (and now during the pandemic)  Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Covid Super-Spreader Event.
Anyhow, here's the Del McCoury Band doing Richard Thompson's Vincent Black Lightning 1952.

Del McCoury - Vocal and Guitar, Rob McCoury - Banjo, Ronnie McCoury - Mandolin, 
Jason Carter - Fiddle and Alan Bartram - Bass

Monday, August 2, 2021

Geography Div (Can You Hear Me Now subsection)

 There used to be a lot of quiet places in these here United States. Now, not so much.