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Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 20, 2010 - 11:20pm PT

So I was at the Leap on Friday, and while roping up for a dusk climb of Sinbad-Herbert I was talking to some nice climbers who happened to also be bluegrass musicians. They, like me, had decided to skip the Grass Valley Festival for a weekend of climbing.

Anyway, I had so much fun on the route that I wanted to bust out the banjo the minute I came down, but alas my banjo and my new friends were both far away. Yet I was left with an idea...

Any other mando, fiddle, or flatpicking guitar players climbing in the Sierras? If so, well you know what to do...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2010 - 11:23pm PT
hey there say, bertrand... .what a neat share... hope you find some players... :)


*i'm not near any areas, but i play the spoons, and they seem to fit in with all kind of music...

sure love to hear music stories such as these...
:)
Pate

Trad climber
Jun 20, 2010 - 11:41pm PT
I played "Doc And Dawg" at full volume at my office today. I followed it up with some Del McCourey.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 20, 2010 - 11:45pm PT
Bump for Mooser
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2010 - 12:04am PT
Neebee, spoons and bones sound great with banjo. come climb in California and we'll start the hoedown.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 21, 2010 - 12:13am PT
I play a little guitar, banjo and mandolin.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 21, 2010 - 12:39am PT
I play a little mando, guitar, and 5-string, too, and I listen to it even better. Ask Ghost.

(Chinchen - are you aware of the Maltby Jam?)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 21, 2010 - 01:38am PT
Perry (Chief) does. A lot.

That is, the person who posts as "Chief" - not to be confused with "The Chief".

Bump.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 21, 2010 - 02:29am PT
Mrs. Wayno just put on Steve Earl w/ Del McCoury and the Boys. I guess I'll hafta leave the puter be and go downstairs and ...

Bluegrass Bump!

Chief

climber
Jun 21, 2010 - 05:22am PT
Not climbing in the Sierras or anywhere for that matter right now Bertrand.
I'd be lying if I said I can really play bluegrass.
From a strictly rhythm point of, it sounds a lot simpler than it really is.
I try to play bluegrass but I don't feel like I'm there yet.

Respect the groove,

PB

Practicing bluegrass on a shaded 37 D28
Practicing bluegrass on a shaded 37 D28
Credit: Chief

Opening for John Reischman and the Jaybirds at the BAG
Opening for John Reischman and the Jaybirds at the BAG
Credit: Chief

My current axe March 16, 1935 Martin D28 <br/>
Backstamped, 95% original w...
My current axe March 16, 1935 Martin D28
Backstamped, 95% original w/Musselwhite bridge and neck set.
Holy Grail bluegrass instrument, (Oh yes it's mine, and I'm not worthy).
Credit: Chief



neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 21, 2010 - 05:33am PT
hey there say, bertrand... wow, thanks for the invite... actually, i do not climb, but i'd like to play...

say, i take neat photos of the greatoutdoors (now due to a new camera) and i hike a lot... :)

but it is my brother (chappy) that is the climber of the ol' family...
:)

will sure be with you and the ol' bluegrass playing, though, in spirit...
:)

(used to play the casatanets, too, but sadly, when i got divorced they got lost in the move,as many things were moved through many homes---i had even had a back-up pair, but all gone now--neat black ebony wood, too, they were)...


well, i will definately keep my spoon playing up to par...

have FUN all... :)

:)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 21, 2010 - 08:45am PT

Opening for John Reischman, Chief?
Not worthy?

HA! Way too modest, sir.

I bet you rock!!!!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 09:16am PT
A real bluegrass player would not allow me to make the claim so let's just say I can play a good slopgrass groove on my guitar. Although I don't own one and they're a lot of work, I like playing the upright as well.

Bluegrass gospel/country/blues vocals are more important to me than fancy picking. I like trying to cover singing every part from bass to high lonesome.

Delhi Dog took this punk to see Bill Monroe in Jackson CA 30 years ago and I haven't been the same since.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 21, 2010 - 12:24pm PT
I'm not a bluegrass player, just a folk-rocky, but my nephew is a bit of a prodigy on mandolin. His name is Miles Petterson (remember it), he lives in Eagle, Colorado and plays in the Eagle, Glenwood, Carbondale area with Don Paine in the Last Minute String Band. At a bluegrass festival in Lyons Colorado last year he won best young artist and got a new mandolin. The following are a couple of pics, the really fuzzy one is him at the festival playing the mandolin he won. You should hear him, he's amazing!

Credit: ydpl8s

Credit: ydpl8s

Credit: ydpl8s

I'm a pretty proud Uncle!
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 21, 2010 - 12:40pm PT
I play Irish and bluegrass. There's a really good banjo guy named Trout Man who does the climbing circuit. Great player and self-taught, which means he can never explain what he is doing or how he is tuned. Then there's George and Laila from Colorada who do some FINE FINE frailing.

Here's me in all my glory. If it were an hour later, say 9 A.M., you'd be seeing my bottle of bourbon beside my chair.

Enjoying a bit of music before being served my morning coffee and burr...
Enjoying a bit of music before being served my morning coffee and burrito by my dear climbing partner The Filth, in Joshua Tree.
Credit: harihari
Bad Acronym

climber
Little Death Hollow
Jun 21, 2010 - 01:53pm PT
Speaking of which, check out the new Punch Brothers CD, "Antifogmatic".

Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2010 - 02:18pm PT
Excellent work Hari! Anyone ever haul their guitar up to a ledge? More photos please.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 21, 2010 - 03:51pm PT
Any climbing bluegrass musicians have video or audio files of your music? I don't, but I'm sure someone must.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 04:27pm PT
if you love bluegrass you may want to check out WDVX

http://www.wdvx.com/webcast.html
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jun 21, 2010 - 04:53pm PT
Spider plays bluegrass, but not in front of others.

Been a fan since the beginning. There are many great groups but one stands out: Billy Hill & The Hillbillys. Super tight band, awesome musicians. They play 5 times a day, 365 days a year at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland.

Yesterday at the 4:30 show they played a great version of Jackson Brown's "Take It Easy." And of course, their usual epic version of "Orange Blossom Special."
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