WHAT YOU MAY FIND HERE
RANTS, RAVINGS and RUMINATIONS along with
RAUCOUS RIBALDRY and RAMBLING REFLECTIONS
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Mama Bear was borne away on Tuesday, a little less than three months from her 100th birthday. She'd been wondering aloud for a couple of years why God didn't want her. Her passing is a blessing, as her quality of life has been going downhill for the past almost three years; she's at peace now.
A photo of her four generations: Mom, my Sister, my niece and her great-grandchild ....... life goes on.
I will hold the memory of our last visit (her 99th birthday) lovingly in my heart.
Alison Krause and the Isaacs perform the Stanley Brothers' Angel Band.
Monday, April 25, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Mandolinist Mike Compton has released an album (Rare and Fine) of unreleased and many unrecorded Bill Monroe pieces.
Here's the video of Orange Blossom Breakdown.
Mike Compton on Mandolin, Russ Carson on banjo, Jeremy Stephens on guitar, and Mike Bub on bass, also features Shad Cobb, Laura Orshaw, and Michael Cleveland on fiddle.
Monday, April 11, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Roland White, mandolinist in the breakthrough bluegrass group The Kentucky Colonels, passed away on April first at the age of 83.
I met Roland in 1965 when the Colonels were passing thru Arizona. How time flies.
Here's Roland and a whole passel of bluegrass greats doing a tribute to the Colonels.
RIP Roland ........