Sunday, December 31, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass - on Sunday ( Happy New Year subsection)

Bill Keith doing Auld Lang Syne in a variety of styles and with a variety of backup musicians.
Hope your 2024 is happy, prosperous and progressive.

Associated Performers:, 
Vocals, Guitar: Jim Rooney Mandolin: David Grisman Guitar: Tony Rice Upright Bass: Tom Gray , Fiddle: Vassar Clements Fiddle, Piano: Kenny Kosek

Saturday, December 30, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

A great video from Mark Stoffel (of Chris Jones and the Night drivers fame0 Barnyard Funk.

Mark Stoffel - Mandolin Ross Sermons - Bass Gina Furtado - Banjo Niall Murphy - Fiddle Chris Luquette - Guitar Tony Creasman - Drums, cowbell

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Boxing Day Div (The usual entries subsection)

The Irish Rovers doing my favorite song of the season Good King Wenceslas. 

... and it's message:
Therefore, Christian men, be sureWealth or rank possessingYe, who now will bless the poorShall yourselves find blessing.

 ...... and my tradition (borrowed from NPR) of John Henry Faulk's Christmas Story. 

Monday, December 25, 2023

Saturday, December 23, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Christmas Time subsection)

A Nice light, catchy tune written by Crandall Creek founding member Jerry Andrews along with a cute animated video done by group publicist Penni McDaniel, very simply titled Christmastime.

I thought I'd forgo Little Orphan Joe this year.

Jerry Andrews and Roger Hoard - Guitar,  Dustin Terpenning - banjo and mandolin, Sav Nelson - bass.Carly Greer - lead vocal and  Kathy Wigman Lesnock sings harmony.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Nothin' Fancy with a new Christmas Album, appropriately, A Nothin’ Fancy Christmas.
Here's God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Geography Div (Black Death subsection)

 Here's something to brighten the holiday season. Interesting map Showing the spread of the "Black Death" in Europe  1347 - 1352.

Scroll across to see Eastern detail ........

Saturday, December 9, 2023

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Happy Birthday subsection revisited + Christmas)

Looks like the mini-Bears made a digital error for my birthday .........
PS  - -  "Banjo" continues to progress with my training.

Anyway, it's that season again and here's one of my favorite songs of Christmas, Oh Beautiful Star of Bethleham from Marl O'Connor's Appalachian Christmas Tour in 2014.

Mark O'Connor - violin Carrie Rodgriquez - violin and vocals Cia Cherryholmes - banjo and vocals Forrest O'Connor - mandolin and vocals Joe Smart - guitar Kyle Kegerreis - bass

Monday, December 4, 2023

Geography Div (Talkin' Turkey subsection)

 It's that time of year when the damned things routinely invade the back yard. Fortunately, though extremely stupid, they've learned that when the deck slider opens, a BB from an air rifle awaits any straggler to encourage movin' on.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

ALittle Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Happy Birthday subsection)

 Well, tomorrow I will celebrate the completion of 78 years on this troubled planet. 

It’s gained me several things: four distinct careers - Military, travel agent, shuttle driver and Park Service Ranger; survival of cancer and a 60 year association with and love of acoustic Bluegrass and “folk” music, including (in my younger days) the opportunity to meet and jam with several noted performers and groups. It’s been quite a ride so far.

Anyway, my loving wife decided I needed more exercise, excitement and fresh air in my life so she bought me a present:

You might guess what his name is  - hint, it's more generic than Ephiphone or Masterbuilt