There was lots of back and forth among the band members, and Red, infamous for his, uh, occasional politically incorrect onstage patter for years, behaved himself for the most part.
- Home and Garden.
- gimme wimme the story of a greedy little boy Manual;
- Venice. An Historical Sketch of the Republic.
- Henning Richter;
- Samuel Beckett’s Endgame: The continuation of Waiting for Godot?.
At one point, Grisman introduced a song by saying, "We didn't plan to do this, but we were sitting around rehearsing, and this one came up, and was so enjoyable, we thought we'd try it. Hope we can remember it. He then launched into the venerable and much beloved "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone," and the trio singing, which included Red singing lead, Herb on tenor, and Grisman singing baritone, was gorgeous.
From the first time I heard Chris Brashear, I've enjoyed his music immensely. Pretty much every note I've ever heard him strike, in person or on recordings, has had a unique resonance, and the ones on this album are no different. An affecting vocalist, excellent guitarist, and sparkling fiddler in the bluegrass, old-time, and country realms, Chris also has a knack for writing original songs that are melodic and evocative of a style of traditional music that has all but disappeared.
Del's version of the song is wonderful, and so is Chris'. I first saw Chris at Grass Valley, when he appeared as part of the Oregon based band Kentucky Rose the first time I heard his masterpiece, "The Mason's Lament" , and he was also a member of the outstanding group Perfect Strangers, among many other groups. He even served a stint with my favorite vocalist Kevin Costner's band Kevin is a musician, and Chris did play in his band, but Kevin isn't slated for a Randog's Pick in the near future.
Friday, June 5th, Oh, it feels so good, gimme the ball I'll go one on one against the world, left-handed I could stuff it from center court with my toes I could jump on top of the backboard Take off a quarter, leave fifteen cents change I could, I could dribble behind my back I got more moves than Ex-Lax, I'm bad. Strength in Numbers. They are playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the matchup is like a Hollywood screenplay: two rookie head coaches, two longtime doormat teams, and each team led by either the current or former Most Valuable Player.
Their only recording is titled The Telluride Sessions , and it is a must-have for any musical collection. Watch a Lonesome Pine Special video performance of the band here. Less than two weeks and counting. Breaking ground. Rolling Stone magazine recently came out with their list of the 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time , and to the surprise of no one reading this column, there is not one bluegrass recording on the list. Stating the obvious. The banjo is not just for dummies. Thanks to Maria Nadauld for this item.
Ryder Cup day two: Europe v USA - as it happened - Telegraph
That was the biggest selling stamp in postal history, and it looks like the service is looking to strike gold once again. The stamps will go on sale on August 12th. Renowned folksinger from Kentucky, Jean Ritchie , went on to that big jam in the sky also on the 1st. Changing of the guard.
Kudos to Maria for this one too. Dawg Day Afternoon. Talk about a hot show! Brian and Sandy. On Saturday the 6th at 7 p. Be sure to tune in on Saturday the 6th from p. There will be live music on KALW between 3 and 8 p. Here is a commentary plus two recording reviews. Just sittin' here thinkin' I've been attending whenever I could for thirty-nine years, including virtually every year from to , when I lived in Northern California.
This year promises to be special for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that many of the featured bands are composed of old friends, from the Bluegrass Patriots to The Good Ol' Persons, and I fully expect to see longtime friends among the smiling faces in front of the stage as well. But one of the reasons I'm particularly excited this year is that — and I sort of already knew this — this is the first time that David Grisman will have graced the stage of the festival. The Mid-Summer Fest doesn't count.
I did see him at that festival once, with Del McCoury. Though David has been playing tons of bluegrass music all these years, he's also been playing other stuff that is not exactly bluegrass, including some things that ain't no part of bluegrass, as well. In , the first year that the California Bluegrass Association festival happened, David was busily blowing minds with his groundbreaking David Grisman Quintet.
And that band stole the show. In thinking about seeing David this year in a bluegrass context at the CBA Festival for the first time, I was struck by the number of great musicians I have been privileged to see and hear live for the first time in bands put together by David. In addition, through recordings issued on his Acoustic Disc label, David has spread the gospel of string-band music by recording or reissuing recordings by mandolin greats Jethro Burns, Tiny Moore, Jacob Do Bandolim, Dave Apollon, and other stringed giants like Oscar Aleman, Vassar Clements, and George Barnes, as well as live recordings from the archives of such legends as Bill Monroe himself.
Over the years, I've been involved in several benefits in which David has given generously as well; he's always been a mensch in that regard, particularly if a friend is involved. He's been an important part of the world I inhabit for a long time, and I'm glad he's making it to Grass Valley this year. You should make it if you can. The title is a bit misleading, since Ralph and band are featured on only six of the twenty five numbers. Keith Whitley, Ralph's lead singer at the time, sings "Stone Walls and Steel Bars," and there are other scattered treats scattered throughout this outstanding live festival recording.
When it came out on vinyl in , the notion of a bluegrass super-group was not a common one, and in truth, except for David Grisman, none of these guys were household names, even in bluegrass, though even then, they all possessed impressive resumes in bluegrass, country, string-band jazz, and in the case of Herb Pedersen in particular, popular music. Except for Emory Gordy Jr.
Herb Pedersen had been a member of the Dillards — after learning his trade with Vern and Ray and before being a founding member of The Desert Rose Band — and David Grisman, after serving his apprenticeship with Red Allen, among others, had become the pre-eminent progressive mandolinist in the business with his David Grisman Quintet. By the time the album came out on CD, though, everyone knew who these guys were, and where they'd been. This was, even in , a return to the roots for all of them, and it is quite an album: five great musicians scratching their traditional itch.
Vince and Herb are among the best lead and tenor singers in American music, and their trios with Grisman are gorgeous on this album. And the playing, needless to say, is impeccable, and sometimes breathtaking. The repertoire is classic bluegrass, and there is no fooling around. Friday, May 29th, Hooked on bluegrass. One of my favorite parts on the CBA website is the Hooked On Bluegrass section, where people tell how they first come to love the music.
On weekends, the site features a few postings in the News section above. Of course, you can simply go the official Hooked On link and read the stories any time you want to. And hey, if you haven't submitted your story, it is easy to do. Then one day a few years later a friend from the neighborhood came by to play some music, and instead of bringing his Fender Stratocaster as usual, he brought his Guild D acoustic. Man, talk about a bluegrass gold mine!
I was soon hooked on bluegrass. The name of the band at that time was Mason-Dixon, and I soon became their alternate bass player. I played with them for a year or so before they changed names and went on the road. I stayed behind to finish school, and have been playing bluegrass bass since that time. Speaking of the Circle album, discovering that in was truly a game-changer for me. The two sequels are great as well.
While you are at it, there is also this wonderful live concert video of the songs from Circle III that you can watch. As you tell by the names here, Earl had some might fine friends! Still dancing after all these years. Who even knew that he was still alive? At age 89, the man can still cut some rug, and he looks pretty healthy. Check him out dancing in this video by the band Dustbowl Revival. Bridge over troubled water. Hey, Art, tell us how you really feel about your singing partner! On Saturday night June 6th, at 7 p. Art Thieme , a revival singer of traditional songs and tall tales, and a pillar of the Chicago folk song community, died on the 26th due to complications from MS.
Be sure to tune in on Saturday the 23rd from p. Here are three commentaries and one recording review. Naturally enough, the band sought out The Father of Bluegrass' participation in what would turn out to be a pioneering and important album in the history of "his" music. And many of his contemporaries — some might even consider three or four of them Big Mon's peers — eagerly accepted the opportunity to participate.
Monroe, however, was more circumspect. Nits is like lice, ain't they? Why would I want to make a record with a bunch of boys with head lice? Randog on Robbie Fulks: I recently watched two videos in quick succession of Robbie Fulks, one in which he is accompanied by Red Meat, in which Smelly Kelly introduces the song, and another in which Missy Raines plays bass.
If asked, I would have said that the odds of more than one person in the world knowing both Smelly and Missy were pretty long; therein lies the greatness of Robbie Fulks — he not only knows 'em both, he can make credible music with both of 'em. And anyway, how can you both compose and learn a song from Blind Arvella Grey? The guy was doing time for murder and eventually gained a pardon through his singing, but died shortly thereafter.
I've never heard the original recording, but sure would like to. There's lots of other good stuff in Oxford music issue as well, and a recording of a whole bunch of diverse Texas music. He sang it at Phil Ochs' funeral. Don't know why Dylan felt the need to drag poor Arvella Grey into it, especially if he wasn't gonna split the royalties with him or something As I recall, he said he'd been turned onto this stuff by an article in The Old Time Herald by Alice Gerrard — at the time, these recordings were only available on cassette, and were only regionally distributed.
Hubert Cooke and his wife Jeanette, both from Wise County, VA, were married in and began recording gospel music in Their earliest recordings, from which this CD was taken, are some of the rawest, emotion packed music of any kind I've ever heard. Jeanette's voice in particular is extremely powerful and expressive. They accompany themselves on their Gibson Hummingbird guitars in a percussive strum — to say their technique is rudimentary would be kind, but it works perfectly with the material.
The Cookes later incorporated other family members into the act, and their shows have been a force in southern gospel for over half a century, but this CD, and perhaps the next two reissued by Dick Freeland, are the ones to have for lovers of the old style. I wonder if any recordings of any kind exist of that group?
There is more to be done here; stay tuned. Friday, May 22nd, Turn out the lights, the party's over They say that all good things must end Call it tonight, the party's over And tomorrow starts the same old thing again. And contrary to the last line in the chorus of the Willie Nelson song above, tomorrow will not start the same old thing again. Dave spent 33 years entertaining fans of late-night television before signing off on the 20th, while I spent 15 years co-hosting the BC show for early morning risers at the music fest.
While the fest is going on this weekend in Grass Valley, due to changes in the Breakfast Club format — I am told that there will no longer be a regular stage for the event to take place on — I decided to hang up my seersucker bathrobe, red Hush Puppy slippers, and strawberry pajamas. I am not attending the fest for only the second time in a quarter century, as I started going in While there for many years I also hosted some fun late-night live-remote shows from my home in Camp Carltone.
It feels a bit strange to be sitting here in Carltone World Headquarters on this Memorial Day Weekend, but I had a great run, and the countless friendships, photos and memories from Strawberry will always be with me. As for Letterman, well, he made a little bit more money over than years than I did, so he can continue to party on in any way he feels like from now to eternity… Remembering those who gave their lives. As the unofficial start of the summer season begins this weekend, while you are enjoying three days off while picnicking or picking with friends, going to baseball games, watching the Golden State Warriors, etc.
MOLD archives. On the road again. Gearing up for Grass Valley. If you need something to get you in the mood, then watch this cool promo video by Joe Weed that was made a few years ago. Delusions of grandeur. Most of us feel much younger than we actually are — despite what we see in the mirror — while everyone else around us seems to be ageing at a faster pace.
But did you know he could sing, too? Or, at least, try to? Now at the ripe young age of 75, Al Pacino gets to play an ageing rock star in a new film called Danny Collins. Rare is the time when a performer will apologize in advance for playing a role in which he may have been ill-suited, but this is what Pacino did in England recently when he jokingly quipped, "I am sorry about the singing but I have to do it in the part. Check out the details here.
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A long, strange trip indeed. In case you have been living in a cave in Afghanistan for the past few months, you are well aware that the surviving members of the Grateful Dead are reuniting for a series of concerts this summer. The lead singer and most prominent alive Dead member is Bob Weir, and in an amazing stroke of coincidence, a Netflix documentary about him titled The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir becomes available for streaming on the 22nd.
You can read about the flick in the SF Chronicle. Even stranger, Weir was also interviewed recently in that renowned music publication The Wall Street Journal. How to become a miserable musician in 12 steps. Want to learn how to feel like most musicians? Not everybody can be as successful as Willie Nelson or Bob Weir, who are two of the one-percenters that got to make a lifelong living from playing their guitars.
Look at this whimsical yet all too true description here. End of the road for Leon. Long time eclectic performer Leon Redbone has decided to give up traveling and recording music due to undisclosed health issues. Here are the details. Bob Belden , a multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, bandleader, label executive, historian and writer of jazz music, died on the 20th in New York City after suffering a massive heart attack.
Ben Freed , a popular long-time New York City banjo player, died on the 20th at the age of Laurie and Bromberg. Check out the outfits and the groovy crowd! Thanks to Randog for this video tip. Blasts from the past. Here is my take on one of my all-time favorite recordings from This is not a bluegrass album but it does have mandolin, fiddle, and acoustic guitars — along with a few other non-bluegrass instruments — and unfortunately Herb Pedersen does not play the banjo on it. For the uninitiated, these two guys had a country band for many years called The Desert Rose Band, in which they scored numerous top ten hits and two Grammy nominations.
But the rose wilted about two years ago, and Pedersen has gone back to his bluegrass roots playing banjo in the Laurel Canyon Ramblers. There are 14 tunes here, with every one except the title cut — which was written by Hillman — being about heartbreak, the reason for which country music exists. All but the final two songs are old time classics, and in the tradition of that era, only two of the songs are longer than three minutes in length.
Hillman does all the lead singing, and Pedersen adds the harmonies, with tears being jerked at a non-stop pace. Randog is traveling this weekend, so here are two CD reviews from that never appeared in this Friday column. Greg Townsend's recent passing has caused me to pull this out and listen to it for the first time in a long time, first as a way to recall just what a clean, swift, and tasteful guitarist he was in this band, and inevitably then, to remember this band's place in the history of bluegrass in Northern California. To some extent, that happened, but The Grant Street String Band only recorded this one album; for whatever reason or reasons, after this, the band members went their separate ways, but they left us this.
I'm amazed anew at the intricacies of the ensemble playing here. I remain convinced that Steve Krouse would be playing in famous bands today had he pursued his banjo dreams in that direction, and Tom Bekeny remains one of my favorite mandolin players, innovative and tasteful, and I'm happy that we're still able to hear him with some frequency.
This album introduced several Laurie Lewis songs to the bluegrass world, along with her prodigious fiddle chops. And oh, check out the duet and trio singing. The band played A Prairie Home Companion radio show on my birthday, that booking due largely on the basis of this album. It deserves a close re-listening, and if you haven't heard it you should I'm not sure how many people have had a chance to hear it, so I'm mentioning it here.
At the time, I wrote — yes, I wrote the liner notes — "Ginny Hawker's voice is one of the true wonders of traditional music. Her pitch is true, the passion controlled, not contrived, and it doesn't lapse into folky histrionics. She has the uncanny knack of locating the emotional core of whatever song she approaches, and once she sings it, it stays sung.
Ginny is one of the greats, and this is a wonderful album to hear the strength and diversity of her talent. Amazon has it, and there are probably other mail order sources, or you can order it from Ginny directly. Her other Rounder album is just as good, but got better initial distribution, and is thus likely better known. Friday, May 15th, When I was young my slippers were red I could kick up my heels right over my head When I was older my slippers were blue But still I could dance the whole night through Now I am older my slippers are black I huff to the store and I puff my way back But never you laugh, I don't mind at all I'd rather be huffing than not puff at all.
Hanging up my bathrobe and slippers. Strawberry Fest will be happening there next week over the Memorial Day Weekend, but for only the second time in the past 25 years, I will not be in attendance a fest was missed four years ago due to a conflicting high-paying gig. As you might imagine, when a festival moves from one location to another there are always unplanned changes that occur, and this time, I am told, the long-running and popular Breakfast Club will be radically transformed.
For the first time in decades there will be no stage for festgoers to sign up and perform on while singing for their breakfast in front of other festival diners. There may be some performances in the Hog Radio tent, as well as a roaming crew going around and recording people playing live in their camps however, few seem to do such first thing in the morning. While I was offered the chance to be part of the roaming crew, I respectively declined the offer. I have been involved with the Breakfast Club as an on-air host since , and I had a wonderful time sharing the mike with my partner Richard Beveridge, who resigned his post after last year.
So for the first time in 15 years I will not be packing up my BC uniform of my seersucker bathrobe, red suede Hush Puppy slippers, and strawberry pajamas. I had a good run, even though it has been a long time since I could kick up my heels right over my head… Strawberry on the move Two weeks back it was reported here that there were unconfirmed rumors that Strawberry will move to another location in Tuolumne County over Labor Day Weekend.
Well, it turns out that the rumors were true. Here is what it says on the Strawberry web site. One month and counting. Who needs megafests? Like many other aspects of pop culture, huge corporate entities have also taken over the production of giant rock concerts. Read the sorry details here. A capella Beatles. While everyone knows and loves the sound that the Beatles created, few have ever heard them singing without instruments.
But now you can listen to some studio outtakes here in which you hear mostly just voices. Pretty amazing stuff! What does Emmylou listen to these days? Who can blame her?
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Read her take on things here. Ascending star. Everybody do the Hippie Hop! But she still can talk, and she tours around the country giving speeches while also talking about her book Simple Dreams and her career. You can read a newspaper interview with her here , and also check out this interview where musician David Bromberg asked the questions.
Dead men sometimes do tell tales. The King is dead — long live The King! Blues great BB King went on to that big jam in the sky on May 14th. Read an in-depth obit on him in the New York Times. Jazz percussionist Jerome Cooper , noted for his role in the posts avant-garde movement, and as a member of the trio the Revolutionary Ensemble, died on May 6th from multiple myeloma in Brooklyn. More on BB. Here is as a taste of BB King at his finest. He reportedly considered this show at Sing Sing Prison one of his best performances ever.
His audience certainly knew a thing or two about living the blues… Mr. Too close to the edge. The Edge, who is the lead guitarist for the Irish rock back U2, might need to get his eyes checked. Or, at the least, watch where he is going. This Saturday the 16th will be a very special event. Their collection of 26 tracks from broadcasts contains many never-recorded songs and tunes, and the CD also provides a free download interview with Jesse McReynolds reminiscing about these radio shows and bluegrass in that era. Turn your radio on!
He's one of those fellows who is underrated by all but those who have burrowed deeply into the history of the music. It is Chris, for instance, who is playing banjo — and in some cases singing harmony — on some of the finest bluegrass records Jimmy Martin ever made, including "Freeborn Man," "Losing You," "Milwaukee Here I Come ," and several more. There was a story on May 8th see the "Ascending star" section above in the Tennessean which we still receive on weekends — not sure why about the release of Chris Stapleton's first album as a leader, and the flag is Stapleton album is test case for label.
Universal stresses Authenticity over Mainstream Radio which could just as easily read "We've tried everything else, why not put out something good? Chris, as it turns out, has a long list of credits as a mainstream country hit songwriter and a voice which I described to friends at the time as a combination of Pigpen look it up, kids and Dave Evans maybe the most soulful male traditional bluegrass vocalist still with us.
The band was great — Adele recorded one of their Stapleton and Henderson-penned songs — but something happened. Who knows what? I speculated that Chris must be losing money by going on the road with a bluegrass band instead of writing hit songs for Kenny Chesney, et. And both Henderson and Stapleton left the band, though they reportedly continue to write for them. Gonna be innaresting. They make Jeannette and Hubert sound restrained.
He had just donated his record collection to The University of Mississippi, so he was buying some more I was lucky enough to be there on a couple of occasions. Rest in peace, sir; your music sure brightened a lot of lives. Okay, so the last word in the John Fogerty song above is incorrect. One year ago on the 9th marks my first-year anniversary of writing this MOLD column at the end of each week. He is not as young as he used to be, and right now he is far from being back up to speed. His last report in this column said that he was headed to the Great 48 jam in Bakersfield this past January, but he never returned.
And since no one knows what he looks like, it is impossible to describe him. In the meantime, my Friday column, in a daily edited version, stays up here all week, where supposedly tens of people read it. In case you missed it, you can watch the video here.
They were recently interviewed on National Public Radio, and you can listen to the piece here. Farewell countdown. Speaking of Letterman, he is retiring at the end of this month after being a late night TV host for 33 years. The story must have been written before Monday the 4th, otherwise the video up above would have been at the top of the list… Old but hardly in the way. He also has a new album of duets out with Merle Haggard titled Django and Jimmie and you can read about it here. Make sure that you scroll to the bottom of this column to read Randog's musings on His Willieness.
Does he get to go to the senior prom too? How he did such after attending only nine days of school as a freshman before dropping out and getting into a heap of trouble for many years, is a bit puzzling. Ah yes, it is an honorary diploma. There is a real good story in Smithsonian Magazine that talks about the current state of bluegrass as seen at the recent MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC, in late April.
Read it here or, at the least, watch the videos. Good news for struggling musicians! Still, it is a great idea. For any musician contemplating going into a recording studio to lay down some tracks, here is a list of six helpful hints that you should pay heed to before paying big bucks to record your songs. With the attention span of radio listeners becoming shorter and shorter, country music radio has begun editing out guitar solos in songs under the theory that they can play more songs per hour by doing such.
The staff here at Carltone World Head Quarters surmises that this is being done in order to squeeze in more obnoxious advertising. We can only hope that corporate bluegrass radio now how it that for an oxymoron! If so, the average song will be about a minute and a half long… Meet the Beatles. Footage will include performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, engagements in Hamburg and their final public concert in Candlestick Park in San Francisco in Deadheads know the song where this line comes from, and they also are aware that there is a new documentary coming out about Bob Weir, the lead singer from the Grateful Dead.
If you have Netflix, look for it soon. Check out the short trailer for it here. Rock and roll in Cambodia. The betting here is that few people ever knew about the burgeoning rock and roll scene that was brewing in Cambodia in the late s before the Khmer Rouge took over and destroyed everything in its sight.
Check out our take on it here. When Bela talks… Speaking of music documentaries, there is one coming out soon about a noted banjoist titled Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto , and you can watch the trailer for it here. Bela also happens to have his own list of favorite music flicks, and you can read his list here.
Catch a rising star. On Saturday the 9th, from p. This will be an exciting night at Murphy's! The pub offers fine food and drink at reasonable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. Soul singer Ben E. Bluegrass in Parkfield. The Parkfield Bluegrass Festival is the place to be this weekend.
Benefit show for Richard Wodrich. There have been a few mentions in this column over the past few months about Chico bluegrass picker Richard Wodrich, who, for quite a long time, was waiting for a lung transplant. There is a Kickstarter campaign underway, and now some musicians are stepping up to help out. Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum are graciously fitting this concert into their busy performing schedules.
If you have never seen Laurie perform, you are missing out! She is a talented Grammy award-winning musician, singer, song writer, band leader, and producer. This is such a great lineup, and we know it will be a memorable evening. We expect this concert to sell out, so be sure to get your tickets soon. We wish we could be there for all the great music, to see our friends and share in the fun!
We expect all attending to send us photos sharing the night. Reservations are available by email at reservations themonkeyhouse. Vote early and vote often. Bay Area musicians and band leaders Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick are second generation California bluegrass pickers who, with this fabulous recording, are honoring first generation California bluegrass players.
Read more about the CD and the duo here. Be sure to tune in on Saturday the 10th from p. This song was recorded by Jimmy Martin on this date in , so it seems like a good time to explore the lighter side of bluegrass songs. No wrist-slashers allowed today! And that is as it should be. I am second to no man in my admiration for Willie — the man, the musician, the crusader for causes. I immediately was drawn to the different sound that Willie was making even then.
His phrasing reminded me of Mose Allison mixed with Floyd Tillman, or I like to think I was hip enough to think that, anyway — I'm probably making it up. Anyway, I liked him a lot, though he was not well-known at the time. Record Man," and the like, were different. I didn't even know that he'd written such hits as "Crazy," "Hello Walls," and "Night Life" for other people at the time. It took years for him to find his voice, not becoming the phenomenon he is today for quite a while.
He is by now more than that — he is, in fact, an institution He is lauded in song and story, and his thoughts are sought by liberals and conservatives alike. Joke: "Why did the chicken cross the road? Joe Nick's book is exhaustively researched, and is chock full of fascinating information about not only Willie Nelson, but about Texas geography, Texas music, Nashville — there's a detailed account of a gun battle between Willie's clan and his neighbors in Tennessee when he was trying to leave the music business to raise hogs — the "Outlaw movement," Jerry Wexler's abortive attempt to make Willie a star, his subsequent releasing him from his contract, the fabled — in Nashville anyway — Billy Sherill's response to Columbia label head Bruce Lundvall when Ludvall told him they were signing Willie to Columbia, "We don't need him, he's old" this in , and the subsequent success of his initial album for Columbia, The Red Headed Stranger " which Columbia executives took either, at best, as a demo, at worst as a joke There's lots more, and it's all riveting.
You'll be glad you did. And how Willie's longest-lived manager achieved that position by taking the fall in a drug bust and being rewarded for doing hard time as a result. It's one of the best music books I've read in years, it's informative, and it's fun. It's on a Tracy Nelson neither Willie's sister nor one of his ex-wives album from Atlantic -- one of her best -- so I can only assume that the label figured giving Willie top billing on the 45 would garner more airplay I'm guessing it didn't work that well, since neither Tracy nor Willie were long for the label, but damn, this is a good record.
The A side -- remember A sides? But I prefer this one, released in , when it went to 17 on the country charts. The flip side is also wonderful; Tracy and Willie rework one of the touchstone songs of his band at the time and now , "Whiskey River," written by onetime Nelson drummer Johnny Bush. I buy this 45 every time I see it to give to friends. Don't know whose idea this pairing was, but it was inspired. Bob Johnston, famous for his work in Nashville with Bob Dylan, produced. Friday, May 1st, Let me take you down, cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about Strawberry Fields forever.
Everyone knows by now that the Strawberry Music Festival lost its longtime site at Camp Mather by Yosemite two years ago as the result of the disastrous Rim Fire. Mather itself did not burn, but the fire got really close. But now there are unconfirmed rumors that the fest will also try out yet another location in Tuolumne County over Labor Day Weekend.
So far, the Strawberry web site says nothing about this, but the guessing here is that they want people to attend the Memorial Day Fest first before officially announcing another fest later this summer. On the other hand, the press these days is notorious for reporting rumors first and then maybe fact-checking later on, if at all. This is a fun, free event. Live recordings. Sam the Man. Watch the hot trailer for the flick here. Turn off, tune in and listen up! Are you annoyed by idiots at concerts taking photos and video with their dumb Smart phones? You aren't the only one. Artists are starting to fight back, even though the barn door on this has long been open and there is little chance of the animals coming back on their own.
Good luck, guys! New man at the top. What a guy! But you can still help out if you like. A whale of a tale. There is this nice video of classical musicians making the rounds on the Interweb. They went out to sea on a giant raft and played some original whale-sounding music that allegedly got some whales to dancing.
It is very touching to watch, but bear in mind that this video is an ad for an Australian communications monolith, so are lot a creative editing went into the making of this. Read a wonderful tribute in Bluegrass Today. Preview — Gimme Wimme, the story of a greedy little boy by Elizabeth Weber. Gimme Wimme, the story of a greedy little boy by Elizabeth Weber. Gimme Wimme is the story of a greedy little boy who learns that it is never a good thing to be greedy. Written and illustrated by a first-grader, it's entertaining for children to read but also gives parents and teachers a glimpse into how children really think about violence.
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