Monday, March 27, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass

Bluegrass DNA from the Farm Hands

 Tim Graves on Dobro, Don Wayne Reno on banjo, Terry Eldredge on bass, and Jimmy Haynes on guitar.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Geography Div (oops subsection)


Map made in the 19th century about the North American colonies. 

John Bartholomew was a Scottish cartographer in the XIX century. The map shows what the North American colonies looked like in 1715 along with erroneous geographic notions of the period. 

Saturday, March 18, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Bygone days subsection)

New video from Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers' latest album Let Time Ride. 
Don't adjust your screen, Black and White is just that.

 Joe Mullins on Banjo, Adam McIntosh on guitar, Chris Davis on mandolin, Randy Barnes on bass, and Jason Barie on fiddle

Saturday, March 11, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Down Under subsection)

Dave Wright (vocals, guitar), Rob Barber (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Tim Cavanagh (upright bass, vocals), and Connor Ross Hicks (fiddle, vocals)

Saturday, March 4, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The opening track A New Leaf from Steven Moore's new solo album Just a Little Talk With Myself.

 Featuring Moore on banjo along with Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Byron House on bass, Cody Kilby on guitar, and James Selliga on mandolin.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

New single from The Kody Norris Show, I call Her Sunshine. ... and the banjo player sings lead!

 Josiah Tyree - Banjo and lead vocal, KodyNorris - guitar, , Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris, - fiddle, and Charlie Lowman- bass,

Monday, February 20, 2023

Saturday, February 18, 2023

A LIttle Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Nice new song from Donna Ulisse (new in that she wrote it 22 years ago),  I'm Fallin'.

Donna Ulisse - lead vocal, Greg Davis on banjo, Jake Stargel on guitar, Jason Barie on fiddle, Nate Burie on mandolin, Jeff Partin on reso-guitar, and Evan Winsor on bass.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Geography Div (More Native stuff)

Even though the illegal aliens have taken over, there remain Native American Cultural areas.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

New release from Appalachian Road Show, The Ballad of Kidder Cole from their new album  Jubilation. Almost square-dancy, but a rollick'in good listen.

Barry Abernathy - lead vocal and banjo, Jim VanCleve on fiddle, Darrell Webb on mandolin, Zeb Snyder on guitar, and Todd Phillips on bass.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Geography Div (Alien Takeover subsection)

 University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt created an interactive map showing the decline of Indian/Native homelands from 1776 to 1887. Along with Slate’s Rebecca Onion, he turned that map into a GIF, showing just how rapidly European-Americans took what amounted to over 1.5 billion acres:

Saturday, February 4, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Bill Evans and the California Bluegrass Reunion doing Roll on Buddy. Evans was recently awarded the  Steve Martin Banjo Prize ..... and it's well deserved.

 Bill Evans on banjo, Darol Anger on fiddle, John Reischman on mandolin, Jim Nunally on guitar, Chad Manning on fiddle, and Sharon Gilchrist on bass.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Geography Div (Endangered Species subsection)


Scroll across to see all.


Tools: R, QGIS

Notes: This map depicts the number of endangered species in each US state. The data in this map are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species which classifies organisms by their risk of global extinction. The species used to create this list are categorized as either Endangered or Critically Endangered. The data were pulled from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility which houses publicly available species occurrence data from citizen science projects such as iNaturalist and eBird as well as institutional and governmental surveys. This map includes animal, fungi, and plant species found in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. I created an older version of this map around two years ago and thought that it was due for an upgrade. I released this map today since it’s the 50th anniversary of the signing of the US Endangered Species Act into law. We’ve come a long way, but there is still more to be done in the way of protecting species from extinction. 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Furriners subsection)

From Finland, Jussi Syren and the Groundbreakers doing Across the Rolling Tide, with an assist from Michael Cleveland on fiddle.

Jussi Syren - Mandolin & lead Vocal, J.P. Putkonen on guitar, Tero Mäenpää on bass, and Tauri Oksala on banjo. Cleveland adds his soaring fiddle as well to complete the track.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

Darren Beachley with New Ballad Branch - from his new album The Road Not Taken.

Darren Beachley - Lead Vocal, Dobro, Scott Vestal on banjo, Curtis Vestal on bass and baritone vocals, Clay Hess on guitar, Alan Bibey on mandolin, and Stephen Burwell on fiddle.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Saturday, January 14, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div ('Nother small town without a train subsection)

The Lonesome River Band doing Heyday from their new album of the same name.

Sammy Shelor - Banjo, Jesse Smathers - guitar, Adam Miller - mandolin, Mike Hartgrove - Fiddle) and Kameron Keller (bass).

Saturday, January 7, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass (No Train, No More subsection)

Jr Williams picks up a guitar instead of his banjo and leads from his album Railroad Town,
with Town Without a Train. 
So many small towns have all but disappeared from the landscape owing to the decline of our country's railroads, though I do sometimes mutter a curse when the RCP&E rolls thru the middle of town.

Jr Williams - Vocal and Guitar, Adam Steffey - mandolin, Aaron Ramsey -  guitar, and Jeff Partin’ - dobro.

Monday, January 2, 2023