who plays bluegrass?

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
This thread has been locked
Messages 1 - 354 of total 354 in this topic
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...
:)
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






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!!!!
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!




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.

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."
Chief

climber
Jun 21, 2010 - 05:04pm PT
Ditto for The Punch Brothers. Although I'm not a big Thile fan, I've done workshops with their guitar player Chris Eldridge, formerly of The Infamous Stringdusters. Those guys are the real deal.
JohnRoe

Trad climber
State College, PA
Jun 21, 2010 - 05:14pm PT
I just put some bluegrass on the headphones and opened up ST and this came up... I play a bit of 12-string. Broken ankle should mean more practice time this summer...


Anyone ever haul their guitar up to a ledge? More photos please.

There's a first ukelele ascent of the Nose here...great TR, though not exactly bluegrass
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
this might be worth a small discussion about trying to fit square musical pegs into round holes. i started out with banjo and guitar in high school. earl scruggs was my hero, but i just could never get that fascinating syncopated improvisation down. i was better at frailing. my three-finger style just turned into a horse gallop and threw everyone else off.

i have lots of musical influences in my life, and i just try to enjoy what i do when i can do it, but i rarely live up to anyone's expectations. recently connected with "pa" on here--she's from italy and we happen to know the alpine song repertoire, unique and as at-home in the mountains as appalachian music. (bluegrass is from kentucky. riding horses might help get off the constant gallop, who knows?)

anyway, a couple pics on my music, including sprucing up the banjo a bit.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:14pm PT
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:15pm PT
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
woodburning on the resonator--hard to read--can't foto worth a darn.

it has a genuine wildwood flower, but the reference is to a more recent song, the rose: a river that drowns the tender reed, a razor that leaves the soul to bleed, a hunger, an endless aching need.

can't get away from the hectic eclectic.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
Cool, Tony. I can't quite make out the words on the back of your resonator. BTW, did you make this banjo?
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:36pm PT
Meanwhile, here's my mando:
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 21, 2010 - 06:54pm PT
the words are from "the rose" as i posted up there because i knew you wouldn't be able to read them.

the banjo is sears, roebuck, around 1963, most of the black paint rubbed off, so i decided to decorate.

really a pretty mandolin there, mooser. i have a little "potato bug" mando i got from my italian grandmother when i graduated from high school (1965). it prefers doing mikis theodorakis (zorba the greek) to bluegrass. sometimes you have to let the instrument have its own way.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 21, 2010 - 07:18pm PT
Bizarre...the post following your resonator pic wasn't there when I asked the question. Looks like we were simul-posting.

My first 5-string was a Sears banjo, too. 1970. My second (the one I still own) is an Iida, and it's got great sound.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 21, 2010 - 07:38pm PT
I build a few instruments of bluegrass.....


mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 21, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
Really nice, Chinchen! You know, my brother began making a mandolin for me (F-style) before he died. Just out of curiosity, do you finish projects others have started? Not sure I could afford it, but I sure don't want to leave something so sentimental in a half-finished state.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2010 - 09:13pm PT
Holy Capo, JohnRoe. That is an Awesome TR. I wonder if Shay would allow his uke photo to be reposted here. I have photos of my Crafters 5-String, but I will hold off for the one I will take next week from the top of 3rd Pillar of Dana. ---wait, scratch that. the thing weighs 20 lbs. No way I am hiking in with that beast even condsidering the glorious backdrop.

Mooser I would love to hear how the mando-build goes.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:14am PT
I pick. I grin. I do all that stuff.

Haven't played much true bluegrass with others in a while though. For up-tempo tunes, I prefer to play my banjo full-tilt, but I can't seem to find any guitar players that can keep up. Not bragging or nuthin', just stating the facts. Besides, I got three fingers going, to their one pick, so... Mostly been working on the dobro since my ankle break almost two years ago. I've upgraded guitars from this old Regal somethin' or other:


to a Rob Ickes model Wecther-Scheerhorn. Holy smokes do I love the tone and playability - hardly top end, but what a value! Banjo is a 70s Gibson Mastertone, and I love it beyond words. It's been very good to me.



Speaking of the Stringdusters, just caught them in Reno the other week at the Brewfest. Almost nobody there, crazy...



Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:38am PT
Gotta get me some dobro soon...
Mooser, keep in touch. Ill be settled in Bishop soon.
Chief

climber
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:11am PT
Bluegrass rules!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 22, 2010 - 11:48am PT
Will do, Chinchen.

Meanwhile, Herschel Sizemore's "Billy in the Lowground" is one of my all-time faves. Random, I know, but so what? http://www.rhapsody.com/herschel-sizemore
Chief

climber
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
Nothing random about Herschel Sizemore or Billy in the Lowground.
How about Rebbecca or Tim Stafford's Horshoe Bend?
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:37pm PT
Hey Perry, do you have a regular bluewgrass crew to play with in Squampton, or do you hook up with scratch bands? E.g. your pic of opening for Reischman, is that yoru regular band?

chris
Chief

climber
Jun 22, 2010 - 06:25pm PT
chris,

No regular crew, just whoever will put up with me at the time.
Mostly play for my dog.
nutjob

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Jun 22, 2010 - 07:07pm PT
I'm a guitar player.

I'm on the shallow wading pool end of dabbling in bluegrass. I joined a bluegrass jam session/class about a year ago and realized how much work I'd have ahead of me. The main issue is not the mechanics (I can change chords quickly enough, I have the finger dexterity to play stuff), but just learning the repertory. People call out song names, and launch into the chord changes, which I can't track in real-time even after watching a couple of cycles. My brain is stuck in pop/rock/blues progressions, but the changes in bluegrass are just not intuitive for me.

The only way I see to clear that hurdle is to practice a lot of bluegrass, but I don't like it enough to exclude other types of playing and I just don't make the time for practicing in general. I don't have the heart to stick with it long enough while I suck, like I did 20 years ago when not much else competed for my time.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:04pm PT
Its not so bad Nutjob. Most bluegrass songs have only two parts. An "A" progression and a "B" progression. Each is usually played twice before the other is played twice and round they go. You take a solo and play through the whole cycle once.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:14pm PT
No fancy bridges to cross...
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:32pm PT
i can mop the floor with most guitarists, so bluegrass, sure, why not.

and afterwards we can have a boxing match, just like big mon use to do.

roy clark was also a mandolinist/boxer.

go figure.
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 22, 2010 - 10:18pm PT
Hey Nutjob--

Ask them to call out the #s. I = root, III = 3rd etc. If it starts in say G, G is I, C is IV and D is V. That way you know where to go-- it's called the Nashville something-or-other system-- and pretty much anybody who knows a tune can tell you "Yea, little georgia rose, we play it in A and it's 1,4,1,5,1,4,1,5 and we got a chorus and bridge that's 4,1,4,5,1,4,5,1,4,1"

At least you don't play Irish...where if you have to ask, you are automatically regarded as not worthy...


chris
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jun 22, 2010 - 10:58pm PT
I play some bluegrass. Luv it but work it in with other musical interests, all of which are acoustic. Keep it real.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2010 - 11:30pm PT
Here's a couple old hardmen getting together near where I lived in NC.

I think they got the right idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzVUNJKiDc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzVUNJKiDc
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2010 - 11:40pm PT
By the way John Hardy is in A:

4-4-1-1
4-4-1-1
4-4-1-1
5-5-5-5
5-5-1-1 (there is no B part)

Nutjob, let's play it.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 23, 2010 - 12:26am PT
Bertrand - Sweet video! Sad to see Merle Watson, given his untimely death, but great to listen to (and watch) that whole gang.
Chief

climber
Jun 23, 2010 - 02:07am PT
Bluegrass has become an all encompassing genre that draws on many other musical styles. It's evolved from Appalachian fiddle tunes and the thin high lonesome sound of Bill Monroe and his Kentucky Bluegrass Boys to a multifaceted catch all that includes traditional bluegrass, old time and folk with influences from blues, swing, jazz and classical music.

Musicians like Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor and Bryan Sutton have rewritten the roles of acoustic stringed instruments in contemporary music and bluegrass today has evolved considerably from the Beverly Hillbillies or Deliverance theme tunes.

The essence of bluegrass as I understand it (ten years into flailing away at it), is the "forward leaning" nature of it's rhythm. The bass nails the beat and the mando "pushes" with an off beat muted chop providing a pitched percussive element not unlike a ska or reggae backbeat. If the bass stays on time and the mando pushes just enough, a tension is created and it's called "drive". The difficulty for greenhorns is not pushing the breaks and letting the tune from run away to the point where you've gained six to ten clicks on the metronome over the course of the tune. Conversely, bigger jams will kill the edge and render any attempt at drive into amorphous muck.

It's way easier said than done.

harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 23, 2010 - 12:44pm PT
Ya, basically it's like country music (think early Johnny Cash) except that in country you have the snare drum on the off-beat, whereas in bluegrass (no drums) the mando plays the off beat. BOOM-chuck, BOOM-chuck.

Best bluegrass band I've ever seen in my life was from I think Slovenia. Saw them in Vancouver last year, name escapes me, absolutely blew the roof off the place...and not a word in English. They sounded and rocked totally bluegrass, yet the soloists threw in a few weird solos in non-trad modes, which sounded pretty cool.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 23, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
I can't answer t*r's question about bluegrass festivals in her area. But last year Jonathan McEuen played at the FaceLift. He was and now again is with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, plus does bluegrass stuff. Enchanting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McEuen
Chief

climber
Jun 23, 2010 - 01:06pm PT
Got to see Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck and Zakir Hussein a couple years ago.
Three virtuosos who occasionally clicked and sounded amazing.
I think most of us were in awe and at times a bit uncomfortable watching Edgar openly enjoy a torrid love affair with his bass violin.

Listen to Skip Hop and Wobble if you want to destroy the bluegrass stereotypes and cliche's.
Likewise with Bela Fleck's Perpetual Motion or Tony Rice's Native American.

Back to more practicing.
(Manzanita, Devlin, Dixie Hoedown, Cold on The Shoulder and Old Train)

edit; Forgot to mention the classic Big Sciota or as we call it in Vancouver, Moe Sihota (now that's remote inside BC humour!)
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 23, 2010 - 01:08pm PT
Love Old Train!
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jun 23, 2010 - 02:12pm PT
Chief say...
The essence of bluegrass as I understand it (ten years into flailing away at it), is the "forward leaning" nature of it's rhythm. The bass nails the beat and the mando "pushes" with an off beat muted chop providing a pitched percussive element not unlike a ska or reggae backbeat. If the bass stays on time and the mando pushes just enough, a tension is created and it's called "drive". The difficulty for greenhorns is not pushing the breaks and letting the tune from run away to the point where you've gained six to ten clicks on the metronome over the course of the tune. Conversely, bigger jams will kill the edge and render any attempt at drive into amorphous muck.

Wow ^^^^ I never heard/read it explained that way before..."forward leaning". The tension and release is what makes great music. I will listen to bluegrass now for that mandolin pushing. Thanks Chief.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2010 - 02:14pm PT
Chief, at every jam I hesitantly call Dixie Hoedown. Everyone says they know it, and then they all miss the B minor in the B part. But I love playing that tune!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 23, 2010 - 02:44pm PT
Mighty, My old musician buddy Warren Floyd plays with John McEuen quite regularly, seen him tons of times. Here are a couple of pics of Warren with John.


Chief

climber
Jun 23, 2010 - 05:16pm PT
Betrand,

The B minor in the B part of Dixie Hoedown is the essence of that tune's appeal and what differentiates it from the usual fare. I call it the "Puff the Magic Dragon" chord change cause it's identical.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2010 - 07:19pm PT
Wow. I just tried it and.. it's Puff! G, Bmin, C, G. Got any good recordings of either of them?

I am going to start reserving DH for people who really know it.
hafilax

Trad climber
East Van
Jun 23, 2010 - 07:59pm PT
What are some good standards to know in the off chance that I come across a spontaneous hoedown?
Chief

climber
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:43pm PT
Wow. I just tried it and.. it's Puff! G, Bmin, C, G. Got any good recordings of either of them?
Not sure on the first, Peter Paul and Mary on the second.


What are some good standards to know in the off chance that I come across a spontaneous hoedown?
Top ten parking lot picking tunes? Here's ten standards that will work in a jam anywhere.

Gold Rush
Red Haired Boy
Salt Creek
Bill Cheatham
Wildwood Flower
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Blackberry Blossom
Arkansas Traveller
Jerusalem Ridge
Old Joe Clark


It seems to me that when the guitar is strumming, it's also on the backbeat. It also sounds like an upstroke. Am I hearing it correctly?

Yes. It can be a downstroke or upstroke strum on the offbeat.
The style that some call "boom chick" provides both the beat and backbeat.
Some guitar players like to emphasize the offbeat, it's situational.
A lot of the best bluegrass rhythm players can easily provide some of both and transition as required, McCoury, Rice and Sutton for example.

If there's no mando in the mix or when that instrument is taking a break others can and do fill in with a muted slap with fiddle bow, a banjo cluck, reso brush or guitar strum. Once you recognize the dynamic it becomes fascinating to hear it when the big boys and girls play.
It's not the notes, it's the groove.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 23, 2010 - 10:45pm PT
Chief, that's the killer lineup. I'd add a personal favorite as well: Cherokee Shuffle.
Chief

climber
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:15am PT
Ditto for the First Nations moccasin drag.
Personal favorite.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
FNMD, classic!! I'd also swap Red Wing for J-Ridge on that list.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2010 - 02:19pm PT
Is anybody here in California? I would seriously like to make this hoedown happen.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 24, 2010 - 02:24pm PT
I say we gather at the Alabama Hills....
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2010 - 04:25pm PT
Ya! I could do that in late July / early August. Mooser, Chief and the gang, come down here.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 24, 2010 - 04:36pm PT
Sounds fun, bertrand, but I'll be climbing up this-a-way in late July.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 24, 2010 - 04:45pm PT
let's talk about puff the magic dragon--is that song about marijuana or isn't it?
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 24, 2010 - 06:47pm PT
Amazing how many of that list are/were Irish tunes too.

So Perry are you hosting a jam anytime soon in Squamish? Hordes of Yanks come up every summer. There's got to be the odd one who will have both an instrument, enough tips left at day's end to play, and a few tunes under their belt. And a few of us from Vancouver play as well.
scuffy b

climber
Eastern Salinia
Jun 24, 2010 - 09:06pm PT
I have never heard of anyone except one writer for Newsweek ca. 1966
who thought that song was about marijuana.

The newsweek guy went all out, though, no left turn unstoned, so to speak.

Puff (get it?) the magic dragon (drag-on, get it?) lived by the Sea (code
for C, that is, Cocaine, get it?) and frolicked in the Autumn mist in a
land called Honalee (the uber well-known code word for the state of heroin
intoxication)

And Little Jacky Paper is obviously code for the ZigZag Man...

I have no doubt that the songwriter didn't know the song was about drugs
until he read it.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 24, 2010 - 09:13pm PT
eastside hoedown? i know someone in bishop i can harmonize with, but it'll probably amount to another square peg. can you sound like a hillbilly on "over the hill to the poorhouse"?

"paper" is what clinched it for me. never heard of anyone named paper. and hadn't heard that about honalee.

Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 24, 2010 - 09:15pm PT
haha--the flower child who'd sit by the ocean in complete communion with nature, sharing the good things with the wildlife, throwing tidbits to the seagulls laced in LSD ...

... leaving no tern unstoned.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 24, 2010 - 09:34pm PT
Well, it isn't exactly bluegrass, but it is folk music. Perry's favourite song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wik2uc69WbU
Chief

climber
Jun 24, 2010 - 10:48pm PT
Favorite tune? Not!
Mighty, we're going to have to sort this one out off line.
Glad to hear there's hardcore bluegrassers out there on the Forum.
Chris, I'm always picking and up for a jam.
If there's climber/pickers hanging in Squamish looking for a jam, give a call. Hell, we can get one going at Psyche Ledge or the Chief campground (not my front yard, the other one).

For the record, this is one of my favorites.

youtube tony rice church street blues (Can't figure out the link thing)
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:14pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JFgC3Ub10E

Tony Rice Rules!

Cattle in the Cane is one of my faves..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilaPcnatT-U
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 25, 2010 - 12:41pm PT
Holy sh*t the man can play. Every time I listen to something like this, I realise that, in the grand school of music, I am still in not even kindergarten but pre-school.

Now if anybody wants to see that level of amazingness on mandolin, check out Jim Richter playing Munroe's "Tanyards."
Chief

climber
Jun 28, 2010 - 03:10am PT
bump for bluegrass.
Just picked with some fine musicians and singers from the US NW at the Chief campground.
Very nice.
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jun 28, 2010 - 09:51am PT
the trespassers are a good band of climbers from yosemite and mariposa...

here's a clip from the roots festival in jtree...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uum-sAuudUA
they were the first band of the day after a very windy weekend...

this is them recording the devil makes three song "old number 7"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Lg7vVIpCg&NR=1

and this one is about getting to hidden valley, joshua tree late night from andy, who is always a pleasure to be camped near and climb with...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU8NuGglj_g

they are definitely best live, and will be playing at the mobil in august i think...
both of their cd's are on itunes...
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 28, 2010 - 01:11pm PT
Perry-- glad you met the folks. Think Thurs eve would be a go? I'm climbing Fri so would come up thurs night if there were music to be had...those Yanks have no phone so no way to get ahold of 'em.

anybody else reading this, the folks camped at Psyche Ledge in site #33 are pretty good. Upright bass (dunno how he fit it in his car), two singing guitarists and a very fine fiddler/mando. If you got chops, go see 'em; they are psyched to play and they're GOOD!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 28, 2010 - 01:17pm PT
Maybe they should do a Canada Day concert on Thursday.

Where do they perform at Squamish, and when? The campground looked fairly full this weekend, so it must be a challenge.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2010 - 01:46pm PT
Tinker, thanks for throwing that bone to us non-Canadians! I love seeing music at the Mobil station. And I was worried the only Musicians in Yosemite were the Yos Marching Band.

http://theymb.blogspot.com/
harihari

Trad climber
Squampton
Jun 28, 2010 - 03:58pm PT
Maybe they should do a Canada Day concert on Thursday.

Where do they perform at Squamish, and when? The campground looked fairly full this weekend, so it must be a challenge.

Anders-- I don't think they are here "as a band." Dunno if they even *are* a band. They are just 4 people whith big repertoire and acoustic instruments. Anyway, Thurs if weather permits, if not then somebody gets to harass Perry for a place to strum ;-)
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jun 28, 2010 - 07:07pm PT
well noone can deny the greatness of the ymb, (i am their porter and childcare provider and am featured briefly in their second flick) but as far as musical talent goes yosemite has a few bands with a bit more...

here is the trespassers schedule...http://www.thetrespassers.com/calendar.html


Thursday, July 29th, 2010
The MOBIL - Tioga Gas Mart
6:30 p.m.
22 Vista Point Drive
Lee Vining CA 93541
(760) 647-1088
Price: Free

Once again - don't miss it! Bring your hula-hoops, sun hat, and dancing shoes (or bare feet). Get a great dinner and mango margaritas!
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Mariposa Arts Park
Music on the Green - 6:30 p.m.
Downtown - Main St.
Mariposa CA 95338
Price: Free
Music on the Green - every Friday and Saturday in downtown Mariposa. This is wonderful opportunity to bring the family and dog, hear beautiful music, and run into new and old friends.

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
The MOBIL - Tioga Gas Mart
6:30 p.m.
22 Vista Point Drive
Lee Vining CA 93541
(760) 647-1088
Price: Free
Our Final Mobil Show of 2010! Bring your friends and support one of our spectacular local businesses!

Friday, September 17th, 2010
The Queen's Inn
6:30 p.m.
41139 Hwy 140
Oakhurst CA 93644
Price: $5



also good local east side toons is sweetw#ter. here is their myspace page http://www.myspace.com/sweetw#terstringband
david's cello playing is moving to say the least...
they will be playing on sept 16th at the mobil. david is also known to sit in with the trespassers from time to time.


also from yosemite, but more rock than bluegrass is the adam burns band http://www.adamburnsband.com/adamburnsband/The_Adam_Burns_Band.html
here is their schedule:
Friday, July 2nd, 6:30pm

Bishop City Park
Saturday, July 3rd, 9:00pm

The Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite
Sunday, July 4th, 6:00pm

Mountain Sage Nursery, Groveland
Thursday, July 22nd, 6:00pm

Tioga Gas Mart, Lee Vining
Wednesday, July 28th

Mariposa Evenings, Mariposa Arts Park.
Saturday, September 18th, 1:00pm

Sunday, September 19th, Time TBA
Millpond Music Festival, Bishop


Friday, October 8th, 9:00pm
The Evergreen Lodge, Yosemite

the mountain sage http://www.mtnsage.com/index.html is another great venue on the 120 in groveland. you've missed some great shows already this season. in addition to adam burns july 22nd, Hot Buttered Rum & Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit will be playing July 17, 2010. even if you can't catch music, it's a good place to get a cup of coffee and some eats going in or out of the park.

j
Chief

climber
Jun 28, 2010 - 08:48pm PT
harihari,

Can't do Thursday, Ms. Chief's back from a long shift up north so she's got first dibs.
I've got the site 33 gang coming over for a jam tonight.
Nice folks, very keen but I'll be covering some Bluegrass 101.
Like I said before, it's not all the fast notes in bluegrass, like all other kinds of music, it's about the rhythm and groove.

edit; we had a great jam
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 29, 2010 - 12:42am PT
...and the fast notes.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2010 - 04:02pm PT
Will those bluegrass playing climbers I met from Grass Valley please stand up?
Chief

climber
Jul 10, 2010 - 04:41pm PT
Legend has it that sometime back in the mid eighties, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush and Richard Green were tearing it up at Beanblossom or Galax or whatever and along comes Bill Monroe.
Bill asks Sam, "Boy, what do you call that stuff yer' playin' there?"
Sam replies proudly, "We call it Newgrass sir"!
Bill retorts, "Hell, that ain't no part of nothin'" and walks away.

When I hear some of the stuff people call bluegrass, I'm inclined to agree with Bill.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jul 10, 2010 - 06:29pm PT
Are we bashing Rowan and Bush!?!?!?!?
Both amazing musicians, just like Monroe who took the mandolin which up until then was an orchestral instrument and started playing fiddle tunes on it.... Everyone thinks their $hit dont stink.
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2010 - 07:57pm PT
For every Yonder Mt semi jam-bandish outfit using bluegrass stylings for the neo-hippy crowd, another sticking closer to the roots, like Open Road, makes a great record or two and calls it quits because it's hard to make a living playing it straight up.

TOTALLY.... so much dumb-down music out there passing for bluegrass amongst the scallywags.. Anyway, I want to play, not just listen from afar. I just met Nicole from the Barefoot Nellies...now if I can only get her into rock climbing!
Bertrand

Trad climber
SF
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2010 - 08:33pm PT
BWAHAHAHAHAAA.... I saw the double rainbow earlier, but not the REMIX. Ya, I'll definitely spike it with banjo licks.
go-B

climber
In God We Trust
Jul 10, 2010 - 08:35pm PT
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, and a little mandolin!
Chief

climber
Jul 10, 2010 - 08:42pm PT
I'm definitely not slagging Sam or Richard, monsters and legends in their own right.
Peter.....well, he continues to enjoy great company and writes the odd nice tune.
I'm not a fan of most of what Bill recorded, just a little too thin, high and lonesome for me.
Having said that I practice Gold Rush every day.
I was lamenting the well intended hayseed efforts that are sometimes perceived as representative of bluegrass.
These people play bluegrass.

Del McCoury
Seldom Scene
DGQ
Bluegrass Album Band especially UNCLE JERRY!
AKUS especially RON BLOCK!
Bela, Jerry and Edgar
Grier, Barenberg, Kilby, Sutton, Smith
Greencard, Stringdusters
Chris Thile..NOT!
EP

Trad climber
Way Out There
Jul 10, 2010 - 11:29pm PT
Saw the Stringdusters at High Sierra last week.Those boys are the real deal, not that jam grass that so many festy bands are playing.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 12, 2010 - 08:28pm PT
EP - I agree. But it's ironic that the Stringdusters' own festival is called "festy"


Exhibits A and B of Chief's "forward-leaning" hypothesis:



Pardon the silly attire, but it was "Wild West Weekend" up at High Camp (Squaw Valley USA); I figured I'd dress the part.

Not a bad backdrop for a gig, I might add:
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 12, 2010 - 11:47pm PT
As far as bluegrass in in the early 1990s, I think it pretty much begins and ends right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVl1ibykWZU
426

climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Jul 13, 2010 - 11:14am PT
Great link.

Anyone who has posted on this thread should get their sticker...prolly on 1/2 the climber rigs out here.


http://www.boxcarforeverbluegrass.com/free.htm


chum

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 13, 2010 - 02:10pm PT
I'm a Seattle based bluegrasser/climber and I'll be in and out of Yosemite for several weeks coming up soon. With my instruments...

I actually just released my first CD, check it out.

http://www.bradleycarter.net
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/BradleyCarter


Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 13, 2010 - 04:40pm PT
For anyone not familiar with the Infamous Stringdusters, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEghQY3M_8Y
Bertrand

climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2010 - 03:53am PT
Chum, are you down here yet? will you have a fixed location or are you roaming around and living out of your vehicle?

My banjo was in the car last weekend, but I was too busy epic-ing and bumbling around on the trail to find anyone to jam with.
pc

climber
Jul 21, 2010 - 11:34am PT
Chief, Do you happen to know a Vancouver/Victoria fiddler named Dan Lapp? Plays a lot. Even played in that fiddle fest at the Olympic opening shindig.

He and I went to school together and used to play a lot, of jazz, together.

That's as close as I come to bluegrass ;)

pc
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jul 21, 2010 - 11:42am PT
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 27, 2010 - 02:54am PT

I just started playing with these guys. Should be fun. Drop on by if you're in the neighborhood.

I might also mention that we're putting together a 6-band lineup at Tallac Brewing Co. in S. Lake Tahoe for 21 August. Both of my bands will be there. Will you...?
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 2, 2010 - 08:32pm PT
This is going to be FUN!!!! I encourage any and all within easy striking distance to try to make it. And if you can get there early, the first of two bands I'll be playing with, ncle Rco, starts at 5ish. Also, it's worth mentioning that since both stages are outdoors, the music probably won't go past 10:30.



FireIntheCity

Mountain climber
from t'Hate-haunted canyon of human despair
Aug 6, 2010 - 05:14pm PT
Sorry 'bout the drifting, but I thought this thread needed a link to an important bluegrass related web service:

The Random Bad Bluegrass Band namer....

http://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/bandnames/

LOL...."Grassy Desert Rounders"





sween345

climber
back east
Aug 6, 2010 - 09:54pm PT
This lineup might be of interest http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
Jingy

Social climber
Nowhere
Aug 6, 2010 - 11:02pm PT
I wish!!!!

Just recently watched a dvd called "The Story of Bluegrass Music"...


Learned plenty!




I used to be a funny guy.. I know I was... (part of the reason I understand when others don't take me serious)...

I used to make fun of the hill billy, banjo playin, git-ar pickin', chaw spittin', toothless, moonshine runnin' kin-folk.... I mean..... how can you not find somethng funny in that?


Let's just say I've moved passed that phase, that phase ending some 10 years ago.

I can now put that portion of the country into greater context from what I had previously assumed.

The music was born out of Scottish/Irish traditions... (you ever notice the sometimes memorizing drone of the banjo?) I made the realization while watching the film. That bag-pipe that I liked so much when it played "Amazing Grace" I heard as child at the end of the movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with Donald Sutherland makes it to the end of the film and points out the last standing human.

The harmony of the singers (even when individually I may not always understand a word they were singing) sometimes leaving me shivering (don't know why... it's just vocalization... but it just does that)


Yeah.. I wish that I could play bluegrass. It may give me something to do for the rest of my life, that may bring joy to others.

Cheers for allowing me to throw down some thought on the newly invigorated subject (for me at least)

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 20, 2010 - 10:14am PT
Hey!
I'll jam...er...wait...damn.

Have fun TT
DD
ps
If'n yer in the pines...do a dedication of it for me:-)

pss
and one fer the hobos
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Sep 20, 2010 - 10:22am PT
http://www.chuckgrossman.com/mp3/abigail.mp3
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 20, 2010 - 11:18am PT
Warbler,

Hope you're on for some jamming next time I'm in the Valley.
Did you make it to Strawberry at Hetch Hetchy this year?
Photos of the D18?
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 21, 2010 - 08:16am PT
^^ sweet looking guitars!

"Crowley plays mandolin but he never brings it, the big pussy."

He can sing pretty well too...but he is a pussy.

Crowley dust that bad-boy off, throw on some new strings and go holler in the pines for me.
If you don't, by the time you do decide to play you'll be way behind my ability on the mandolin...

Any In the Pines will be good TT.
Look for me in the flames...

Cheers and have a fantastic time everyone...boo hoo:-(

DD
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 21, 2010 - 09:03am PT
Warbler,

Nice guitars!
I'll give you the heads next time I'm headed for CA.
Could be this winter for a few weeks.

PB
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Sep 21, 2010 - 08:52pm PT
A climbing friend of mine Carrie Bean plays the Stand-Up Bass in New South Fork Bluegrass... I have no such talent, so I aid climb and listen to Bluegrass on the Wall Blaster!


Thor
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 22, 2010 - 12:33am PT
These guys play bluegrass!
Move over Rover and let Tony take over!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhI-4Agmax4
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Nov 18, 2010 - 11:01pm PT
Since my brother died (he played really good bluegrass guitar), I've found it kind of hard to connect with others musically in quite the same way. I'm trying, though.

The other day, a friend of mine who plays the "button box" came over to my place, and we jammed for a while (me on guitar and mando). We had a good time, even though it was Irish Trad music, not bluegrass. But dang, if my little Mac laptop with its Garage Band (and my Yeti mic) doesn't make for some serious one-man-bandage fun!

Button box guy and I laid down just a spontaneous track of Loch Lavan Castle (a British Isles fiddle tune), and it sounded kind of cool. I went back a few days later and added guitar. That made it sound way better. Then I added 5-string and bass tonight. Pretty much just the first take on each, but it almost felt like being at a jam (only I was jamming with myself).

Any of you musicians regularly record your own multiple tracks?

I think it'd be cool if we brought as many instruments as we could to one of the area shindigs.

My band (minus Button Box Guy):
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2010 - 12:59am PT
I'm not sure how bluegrass or any music for that matter can get any better than this. One of my all time favourites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFjX4MDDhI0
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Nov 19, 2010 - 08:20am PT
Chief--that was beautiful, and a gathering of some of the current best!

Walleye--who is that crew?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2010 - 09:26am PT
mooser

That's the Tony Rice Unit
Left to right
Ricky Simpkins on fiddle
Jimmy Gudreau on mandolin
Ronnie Simpkins on bass
Tony Rice lead and rhythm guitar
Wyatt Rice (aka. The Count) rhythm and lead guitar

Check out Unit of Measure for a detailed sampling of acoustic bliss.
TMO

Trad climber
Puyallup, WA
Nov 19, 2010 - 10:12am PT
Here is Piney Perkins my 1918 Gibson Mandolin. It loves bluegrass and I do too, I must confess that I'm not a fast enough picker to git 'er done.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Nov 19, 2010 - 08:28pm PT
Thanks, Chief.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:44pm PT
Hey Sports fans,
If anybody is planning on being in S. Lake Tahoe over MLK weekend, drop on by the Fallen Angel on the 15th. One of my bands (BISON) is opening for the Infamous Stringdusters. $10 advance/$15 day of.

WAIT!!! Only $10 to see the Grammy-nominated Infamous Stringdusters ?!?!?!?!?!!!

That's right - $10.

"Who are the Infamous Stringdusters," you ask. Well, I've posted this link before, on this very thread, but it bears repeating:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEghQY3M_8Y


Here's a Facebook link for the Event, so you can invite all your "friends:" http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140630169324878
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 27, 2010 - 04:29pm PT
Here's a little snippet from the Stringdusters' acoustic encores at last summer's BrewGrass fest in Reno:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R36NabNk52Y
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 27, 2010 - 08:41pm PT
Thanks for the bump, Jeremy!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 27, 2010 - 09:48pm PT

Walleye
You're so right, he used to sing too. . .
I got to see Rice and Norman Blake together years ago. . .
when he could still sing. What a duo!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Dec 28, 2010 - 12:19am PT
Kevin he makes it look so easy I wannna take my guitars and smash em up, cause I'd never be able to be so casual playin something so hard. Like cruisen 5.12 with no problems. But I could NEVER smash up my babies! Well I'll just be frustrated thinkin I could get that good.
Peace
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 28, 2010 - 01:10am PT
This old boy puts my mind at ease and inspires me to practice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xswwXOPhoTU


Happy Bluegrass!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 28, 2010 - 02:30am PT
bump
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 28, 2010 - 03:21pm PT
Stringdusters - Magic #9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0uukT_rAgk

Dig that orchestration. And the chops. And the tightness, overall, but especially when multiple instruments are on the melody (e.g. the mando/banjo cascade around 0:50-0:55). Volume dynamics, and the light touch from the bass at times. Etc., etc., etc.

This song has garnered the band their first every Grammy nomination.
troutboy

Trad climber
Newark, DE
Dec 28, 2010 - 04:49pm PT
And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdUrg2Cqxdw&feature=related

Also, check out the solo by Bela

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jn3KCZEqxc&feature=related

TS
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 15, 2011 - 07:07pm PT
Just a reminder about the Bison/Infamous Stringdusters show in S. Lake tonight. If you're in the neighborhood, get there early. It may well sell out, and it's gonna be a good time!!!

go-B

climber
Revelation 7:12
Jan 15, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek) - Bluegrass Guitar Solos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0kFphQKDQY&feature=related



Bridal Veil Falls - Chris Thile with Bryan Sutton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y_9Ct50QcI&feature=autoplay&list=MLGxdCwVVULXdURkkPcJAguSoMLAFnTKiH&index=41&playnext=2
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 15, 2011 - 10:37pm PT
bump for climbing
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 5, 2011 - 05:16pm PT
For anybody in striking distance of Meyers/S. Lake tonight, my band BISON is playing Divided Sky. I'm sure we'll sell out, as usual (sell outs that we are), so tarry not.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 5, 2011 - 06:29pm PT
Is that Tim O'Brien?
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 25, 2011 - 04:03am PT
nice pants -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOagiZ3YTsY
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 2, 2011 - 07:14pm PT
So stoked that I just got my 5-string back from Dusty Strings (the Seattle acoustic shop of shops), and am renewing my vows with it. Needed some refurb, and they did a great job. Still wondering what it'd be like to get a bunch of bluegrass/climbing folks together in L-worth, or somewhere, for some climbing by day and jamming by night.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jul 2, 2011 - 07:24pm PT
What's up lefty!

I play some bluegrass, in the moonlight.
In the midnight.
In the moonlight midnight moonlight!

Never played the banjo, though.
THAT's for inbreds!
I'm sure your instrument has find memories of your brother too.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 2, 2011 - 07:31pm PT
Paddle faster!!

Actually, that shot was backwards, for some reason - see corrected image below. I'm a righty. Does that make me less in-bred? My wife's a lefty, but she's from San Diego. Definitely not in-bred.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jul 2, 2011 - 07:44pm PT
Idunno, mooser....
looks like you might be hiding a toothless smile!
Dentures soaking in a cup? ;^}
blackbird

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Jul 2, 2011 - 08:05pm PT
Spider plays bluegrass, but not in front of others

Add BB to that list..
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 2, 2011 - 08:09pm PT
What do you play, BB?

drljefe: I'd probably play a lot better if I had no teeth.
blackbird

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Jul 2, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
My Precious...

Late 1700's/early 1800's.. Neck's been grafted once (original scroll!), original finish and she's been rebuilt - according to the record inside the body - only twice.

I've had her for about 15 years. I've got two others, but this one's my fav by a l o n g shot.

(actually been playing for about 30 years now off and on...)
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 2, 2011 - 08:55pm PT
Wowzer...
F10

Trad climber
e350 / Bishop
Jul 2, 2011 - 09:17pm PT
Ted a Bishop local was at the "open mic at the Looney Bean" last, kicks some major ass
blackbird

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Jul 2, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
yeah moose, she's an amazing work off art and I am truly honored to be able to claim her as my own. phenomenol voice, amazingly rich & deep tone & timbre.. I literally feel this baby in my bones when I draw the bow...

Im running Prim steels & have filed the bridge to accommodate triple stops.

Not takin' it with me on my trip this summer 'cause it wiuld be just too hard on the instrument. Ah well... It'll be waiting when I get back!!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 3, 2011 - 12:51am PT
Not takin' it with me on my trip this summer 'cause it wiuld be just too hard on the instrument.

Sounds like a wise decision!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 27, 2011 - 03:52am PT
Lots of bluegrass in Tahoe this weekend, including this, which everybody should go to:


My band Bison kicks it off on Saturday at 5 PM.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 27, 2011 - 04:04am PT
^^
Bummer for me I'm too far away. Looks like a great line-up!
Enjoy!!
Cheers,
DD
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Aug 27, 2011 - 10:38am PT
Some bluegrass in the back country for sure:

Juniper Jam in Enterpise Oregon, Sept 3, 2011

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133970450025831

My old climbing parner from Hell's Canyon and the Wallowas playing guitar and fiddle for the band Corn Mash.


Head up there for the mountains and stay for the music. Should be good times. I wish I was there right now.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 4, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
Ok, so I gotta bump this to brag on my nephew Miles. He's 14 and a killer mandolin player. This is a video of him (he's the one on the right) and his partner Zach at the Glenwood Springs Stars of Tomorrow contest. Yesterday they were on Pastor Mustard's bluegrass show on Aspen Public Radio being interviewed and playing for 1 1/2 hrs. There's a good chance this young duo is going to open for David Grisman when his national tour comes to Carbondale in July....enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2o2imK1_Yk&feature=youtube_gdata

ps - I can't seem to figure out how to make the video become imbedded in the thread. I tried pasting the info to the right of the "=" sign, but I didn't find the "share" option it talks about.

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 4, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Bump, guess there are no pickers up this morning.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 12, 2012 - 02:33am PT
Been getting into Joy Kills Sorrow lately. Very unique and CRAZY talented. Their guitar player is the 2006 Winfield champ, and they don't even bother showcasing his talents on most songs. Mandolin player is a beast. Bass player won a John Lennon song writing prize, whatever that means, and the singer is actually a rippin' cellist, but I don't think she ever picks it up with this band. But she does have a George Jones tattoo, and rocks some crazy 80s fashion. Quirky. Regardless, talent to spare, all the way around. Check this out:

http://vimeo.com/36718185

EDIT - and no, I wouldn't call this "bluegrass" sensu stricto, but it's clearly an offshoot
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Sep 7, 2012 - 11:59am PT
Bump for music!

Still would love to have an Eastside Climbers Jam Weekend.

We don't exactly play bluegrass but my band The Eastside 5 is playing the Mobil this Sunday at 4.
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Sep 7, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
Just got back from the First Mammoth bluegrass festival. It was pretty cool. I Recommend the bands Colorado(w/Jeff scroggins), and Backcountry(w/Chris Stuart). Friends of mine are learning the banjo, and I am thinking of picking up the mandolin
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Sep 7, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
"Bluegrass Fad"...lol.

It's only been a fad since 1920...


Join the revolution man!

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Oct 6, 2012 - 05:40am PT
Playing the Brackendale Fall Fair a couple weeks ago.

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
I still do.
Had a great time at Wintergrass, again.
Seldom Scene, David Grisman, Kenny Smith, Darol Anger, Travellin McCoury's, Della Mae and more.
Pickin till 04:00 every night, great stuff.

The Seattle Times ran this photo of yours truly Monday March 4.

http://seattletimes.com/html/picturethis/2020481549_playtimeatwintergrass.html

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:01am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:28am PT
i can play blueberry waltz with my teeth, have a set of bill monroe dentures that i pop in,

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:05am PT
Tried to post a photo of my recently acquired 1937 D28 but can't.
You'll have to take my word, it's a beauty.

Here's a great video of Sierra Hull instead.
This girl can pick!

http://youtu.be/rPVjmDcecB0

Still can't post a photo, not sure why.
Here's a link to the UMGF and a photo of "The Beast".

http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/153665/37-D28#.UouKq6Vu8ds

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
For the record I only have 2 guitars (albeit very nice ones).
1937 Martin D28
2012 Martin D45 Authentic 1942
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
Burch3y

Although I like Martins I also appreciate other builder's and luthier's work.
Gibsons?
Gary Burnette owns a 1935 Gibson Advanced Jumbo that's known as "The Bone Crusher".
My friend Mark has a mid 30's Gibson Roy Smeck that peels paint.
Collings are awesome if you don't mind the bolt on neck and enough metal to build a battle ship.
Richard Hoover and his team at Santa Cruz build a nice guitar.
Love those Taylor necks.
Smaller shop builders?
Bourgeois, Huss and Dalton, Merrill, Blazer and Henkes.
Exclusive customs? Wayne Henderson, Marty Lanham, TJ Thompson, John Arnold, Dave Musselwhite?

If money was no object I'd have Musselwhite or Thompson build me a Style 45 dread or OM to prewar specs.

Some help huh?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Sounds like you scored a real winner.
Excellent.

Happy Bluegrass!

BTW, Wintergrass, Bellevue, Feb 27-March 2.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 19, 2013 - 02:15am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:11am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video][Click to View YouTube Video]
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2014 - 09:04am PT
Gotta bump this thread.

I'm really trying to up my game on the mando, which can pretty much only go up! Anyone on ST ever go to the Maltby Jam...first Saturday of each month, except July and September? I'm hoping to get over there on June 7, as it's been a while, and I need to put myself out there with others.

http://maltbyclub.org/html/maltby_blue_grass.html

There was some talk a while back about some PNorthwesterners getting together in Leavenworth, or somewhere, for some camping/climbing/pickin'. Kind of an awesome thought, no?

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 28, 2014 - 10:51am PT
Saw this live a few years ago.
http://youtu.be/KTmLQlB1PSI

Rip KB.

Been working on the mando myself.
Looking forward to pickin some tunes soon with Timid T. when I get back to CA.

A Leavenworth fest. Sounds fun.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 28, 2014 - 11:14am PT
Nice one, DD. Tim O'Brien cracks me up. Such a mellow guy. The ability to look bored in such close proximity to Thiele's manic, synchopated, buzzing energy - it's a true testament to the level on which he's operating. That may be the only downside of seeing him and Darrell Scott do their thing live - they're just too damn easy up there. "Oh, this incredible music we're conjuring? Yeah, it's no big deal."
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
May 28, 2014 - 11:17am PT
My nephew's mandolin duo is playing this weekend in Silt Colorado. They are called Fresh Cut and they are amazing (both juniors in High School). They opened for David Grisman when he last played in Aspen.

info follows ----------------------------------------------




Due to popular demand we are welcoming back
FRESH CUT

Saturday-May 31st, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
At the Silt Historical Park
707 Orchard Ave
Silt, Colorado


These young gentlemen once again promise an exciting evening of family entertainment playing progressive mandolin/bluegrass music and will also give a presentation of the history and construction of their instruments.
Plan time to wander the Park and view our new displays while listening to the Porch Pickers.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this evening of fun entertainment.
THIS EVENT IS FREE
Donations will help us continue to provide these family events.

For further information contact Bill Smith at 970-618-4182
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 28, 2014 - 11:26am PT
Mooser,

My good friend Gary Wagner "The Pick Guy" took me to the Maltby Jam last year (I had just taken possession of my 37 herringbone) and I was impressed.
Appropriately, the venue is a former Grange Hall and it's a cool building with a nice stage and a good sounding room.
The regulars potluck a variety of home cooking and there's a big dining area offset from the main auditorium where you can chill and still see the stage and listen to the music.
Nice people, Northwest hospitality, musicians of all abilities.
Can't wait to get back.

On another note;
The Wenatchee Bluegrass Festival is on the weekend of June 21 and it's most excellent.
Good camping at the Chelan County Fairground, great venue, line ups and campground jam sessions.
This festival is organized by Leavenworth regulars and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
I hope to make it this year.

PB
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2014 - 11:34am PT
PB - Yeah, Maltby is a great venue, with a surprisingly large array of excellent musicians. It's a humbling experience for me to go to, and it's been a few years. Definitely planning on becoming a regular again.

The Wenatchee festival sounds like a possibility. I'm at a work gig in Los Angeles until Friday night, but maybe I could get over there for Saturday. If I do, I'll look for you!

Anybody want to meet me at Maltby on June 7? I'll make you feel great about your musicianship!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 28, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Here's a link to my attempt at Tim Stafford's Horseshoe Bend
Recorded on my former 35 D28

http://wp.me/a2T91T-2A
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2014 - 02:13pm PT
Beeeautiful!!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 3, 2014 - 08:03am PT
Got to play in a really nice bluegrass jam last night in the Ballard area of Seattle--a pub called "Conor Byrne's." Some really good musicians, and a friendly group of about a dozen, or so.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 11, 2014 - 08:27pm PT
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 1, 2014 - 10:38pm PT
Just got back from a local bluegrass jam, here in Seattle, and happened upon this video. For those who like bluegrass/old time music, watch this to the very end. Best of both worlds!

http://www.verticallifemag.com.au/2014/06/video-psycho-bitch/
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jul 1, 2014 - 10:51pm PT
If you are aware of the initial route ascentisnt on sinbad-Herbert, you should write a bluegrass song about it. I miss Sinbad.take care sinbad....
Bob Harrington

climber
Bishop, California
Sep 26, 2014 - 08:05pm PT
Rocket Man:

Oh yeah, nice. One of my picker friends claims that Comfortable Numb was the best bluegrass tune ever written.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 26, 2014 - 08:21pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Nov 2, 2014 - 09:32am PT
Here's a pretty sweet sounding band.

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 6, 2015 - 12:48am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
LearningTrad

Trad climber
Feb 6, 2015 - 08:25am PT
Forgot about this awesome thread! Keep it coming, gang.


mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 6, 2015 - 10:38am PT
Here're a couple of pics some new German friends sent me while my little brother and I were jamming in his Westy on our latest JT climbing trip:


Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 8, 2015 - 10:41am PT
pause button on the madness machine.
[Click to View YouTube Video]
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Apr 20, 2015 - 04:13am PT
This group of guys who've variously played together in different bands absolutely tore it up yesterday at a little venue in Snohomish, WA.

L-R: Michael Kilby (from Squamish), Nick Dumas (local multi-instrumentalist), Connor Hutteball (local bass player), and Chris Luquette (winner of IBMA award for best bluegrass guitar, and guitar player for Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen--Grammy nominees for best bluegrass band).

Really incredible for such young guys!

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 20, 2015 - 09:12am PT
mooser, we need a link or video:[Click to View YouTube Video]

oh that reminds me
& check this outhttp://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2579815&tn=0
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 20, 2015 - 10:19am PT
Scored some last-minute front row seats for the Punch Brothers a couple of weeks ago. Mind-blowing stuff, but especially at that range. There's just so much nuance and detail going on.i know it's not bluegrass, but still...
Tennessee Jed

Sport climber
South Bay
Apr 20, 2015 - 04:56pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Apr 21, 2015 - 07:36am PT
Gnome - that's a pretty decent example of what Chris Luquette can do. The guy is incredible.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Apr 21, 2015 - 10:08am PT
This isn't bluegrass but here is the ancestor of the banjo. In Mali they call it ngoni, in Gambia it is called banjar.
This is a family band, Basekou Kouyate's brothers and cousins are the other musicians, his wife is the singer. They are griots of the ngoni. Awesome live band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2vQAmySTfw
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Aug 8, 2015 - 06:52am PT
Chief: sat around with my mando instructor, Nick Dumas, and (on guitar) Mike Kilby yesterday, and played Gold Rush with them. Mike was saying great things about your playing--and your guitar collection. Just thought I'd pass that on. Cheers, Tom Patterson.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 8, 2015 - 09:47am PT
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the update.
Nick and The North Country gang are some of the most exciting musicians in the NW bluegrass scene these days.
Young Michael Kilby is from another planet and it's not inappropriate to describe him as a multi instrument prodigy and wunderkind.
I've had the privilege of knowing and jamming with Michael and his Dad Richard for a few years now and every time I hear Michael play, he's ratcheted up to another level.
The only reason any of us get to play with him is because he can't play all the other instruments at the same timeyet.

Michael, Richard and I did have the thrill of opening for John Reischman and the Jaybirds a few months back.
Terrifying and fun!

Rumors of my having a collection are greatly exaggerated.
When the sickness was real bad I did have 3 or 4 herringbones at the same time.
Now I just have the 37 herringbone and a D45 Authentic both alluded to upthread.
Nice guitars.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Aug 8, 2015 - 08:44pm PT
He is amazing, that's for sure. And so young! I've only seen him on guitar and dobro, but he's fluent on both.

When Nick chimed in that he knew you, too, I asked him if he knew of your climbing history in Squamish. "He climbs, too?" Mike knew all about it, but it was a surprise to Nick.

Anyway, yeah...that whole crew of multi-instrumentalists kind of blows my mind. I play mando, bouzouki, guitar, 5-string, and bass...and all with a profound level of mediocrity.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 9, 2015 - 04:29pm PT
Mooser,

Looking forward to meeting and playing a few tunes.
Be sure to call next time you're up in Squamish.

PB

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Aug 10, 2015 - 07:23am PT
Thanks! Will do.

Tom
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Aug 11, 2015 - 09:00am PT
To anyone in the greater Seattle area: here's a great band playing at pizza joint, no less, and it's this Thursday night at 6:00. I'm going, if anyone wants to join me.

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Aug 13, 2015 - 05:55am PT
Bump for some good Seattle bluegrass tonight. (See above.)
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Aug 17, 2015 - 09:03pm PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Aug 17, 2015 - 09:26pm PT
Aug 17, 2015 - 09:03pm PT, Thunder-Struck, the previous post, Jim Clipper's smkin' addition - thanx
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Aug 18, 2015 - 01:26pm PT
He can:

[Click to View YouTube Video]
T H

climber
ne'erdowell
Aug 24, 2015 - 07:58pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 20, 2015 - 06:49pm PT
can someone invent me
some new secrets?
mine are all grown
up into truths.
[Click to View YouTube Video]
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Oct 30, 2015 - 10:28am PT
If anyone is in the greater Seattle area next week on November 5 (Bothell, to be exact), you can catch some pizza, beer, and these guys playing at Sparta's Pizza:


Here's the location:

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Nov 5, 2015 - 02:38pm PT
Bump for the previous post. Tonight!!
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 22, 2016 - 02:40pm PT
I haven't seen this guy before, but apparently he's already got quite the reputation. Blind fiddler named Michael Cleveland. Unreal!! Seriously...give this a listen:

[Click to View YouTube Video]
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 24, 2016 - 06:10am PT
Got me convinced on Michael and his fiddle skills Tom. Thanks!

Here's another at a slower speed.
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Love the way these fiddle players do the train whistle lick
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 24, 2016 - 06:17am PT
I liked this one too.....shoot! Gotta get to work here.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 24, 2016 - 06:22am PT
Nice find! It's hard to imagine what it would be like to have that level of mastery. The fun...the joy of just sitting around jamming. I love jamming with my mediocre abilities on mando, 5-string and guitar, but to be at that level must be like that--on crack.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 28, 2016 - 09:38pm PT
Had an awesome time at some local Seattle friend's house last night, jamming into the wee hours. (I'm not in the pic, but behind the lens).

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 28, 2016 - 10:00pm PT
Thanks for the Michael Cleveland videos Tom. Sure does remind me of Byron Berline.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 30, 2016 - 02:51pm PT
True enough, David!
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Jan 21, 2017 - 08:57pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 20, 2017 - 08:07am PT
Amy STers going to Wintergrass this week? First time for me, and I'll be schlepping my mando along with me all four days, and hope to find people who might have the patience to jam with me.

Let me know if any of you are going! Would love to say hey in person!
chainsaw

Trad climber
CA
Feb 20, 2017 - 09:45am PT
In the eighties I was lucky to be at the right place at the right time. After playing one short set with Joe Craven at Mansion Cellars, I got invited to accompany Robbie Ikes on stage. He ripped the paint off the walls on a Dobro while I cranked out random accompaniment. It was all improvised as we had never jammed before. Joe Craven and I didnt get along. But Robbie was totally humble and supportive. He went on to Nashville shortly after that. Davis Ca was for a short time a mecca of bluegrass, featuring bands like Born in a Barn, Joe Cravens Sharp Five and my duo called Wilted Lettuce and the Skunkwater Blues Band.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 20, 2017 - 04:08pm PT
Dang...nobody?
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Feb 20, 2017 - 07:32pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video][Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 20, 2017 - 08:21pm PT
Nice guitar, Walleye, and nice standard jam tune to learn.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 20, 2017 - 08:36pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 20, 2017 - 10:04pm PT
I love bluegrass, even in the rudimentary setting of the music.

It amazes me, though, what the masters of the craft can do, using the skills and techniques of Bluegrass to create something new.

Here are three masters, some might say the best on their instruments, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan. They needed a 4th, so they managed with Yo-Yo Ma.

Their precision and mastery of timing and rhythm are breathtaking. All written by them. I particularly like the last, with Aoife O'donovan.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

I also had the great luck of seeing them perform in person, amazing.
Stephen McCabe

Trad climber
near Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 20, 2017 - 10:46pm PT
Dave McClellan still plays mandolin. He used to play blue grass up in Tuolumne. Pam and Dave McClellan's son is now a summer ranger in the Meadows. He was the belayer on the first ascent of Belay-o-matic. By the 5th, 6th or 7th bolt, he declared he was just a belaying machine.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Feb 21, 2017 - 01:22pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Feb 21, 2017 - 06:09pm PT
https://wdvx.com

eastern tennesssseeeeessse own listener supported bluegrass

saturday is amazing
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 26, 2017 - 01:24pm PT
Had a great time at Wintergrass - 2017. Wrapped up today.

Some highlights:

Hot Rize, with Tim O'Brien

A retrospective musical/visual presentation by John McEuen, founding member of the Dirt Ban, on the development of the first "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" album.

And getting to know SuperTopo's own Perry Beckham ("Chief") a bit. Great guy! He promised me that he was merely a "solid intermediate" on bluegrass guitar, but I'm here to tell you that he undersold his skills. He's good!

I joined in with this circle for a while, and dazzled them with my renowned mediocrity. I don't think they'll ever be the same.

At one point, I felt a lurking over my left shoulder as I backed them up with my chops, and I turned to my left, and there was Tim O'Brien, practically on my left shoulder. I kept chopping away, and asked him, "Are you looking to pick up some mandolin tips?"

He said, "Yeah, man..."
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 26, 2017 - 05:27pm PT
That's right, Walleye...the man can play.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 26, 2017 - 06:28pm PT
something, well i think so?

upthread i posted the jake schepps expedition quartet ^^^. before doing so, i ran an ST last name search and both previous times i've post stuff by him
showed up in the results plus a note by a poster screen-named "musician" whose singular '07 appearance here was a sensitive remembrance

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=432518&msg=434334#msg434334

on the pete absolon thread in which the target word "schepps" does not appear within the body of the text ???

it was however signed by "jake" from CO and mentions NOLS, WMI and composing for the 5-string, so ...
i have concluded that searches look into the sign-up data that is not visible to the public ... AHEMMM.

i would like to welcome him as one of "us" to the forum and submit for consideration:
musician, a decade late i guess, but "who plays bluegrass" and WAY beyond
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 27, 2017 - 08:16pm PT
Tom,
It was great to finally meet at Wintergrass and share a couple tunes.
I think this was my fifteenth time to the festival and I didn't take in a single show!
Just jammed.

Walleye, congrats on your LSV!
I owned a Clarence White Brazilian for a while and really liked that guitar.
(It now belongs to Alex Lowe's son Sam).

Now.. regarding the hog in Tom's picture.
Transitional 1939 D18 with rear X, wide neck and no popsicle brace.
Apart from needing a neck set and a new bridge it's all original and crack free.
Wayne Henderson was nigh speechless at it's condition and said he'd never seen a wide neck D18 that clean.
Powerful guitar and a perfect companion to the 37 herringbone so I had to buy it!

Along with the D45 A 1936, I now have a pretty decent set of Martin dreads.

Tom, you need to plan to come to the Wenatchee festival in June!

Happy Bluegrass!

PB




Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 28, 2017 - 10:10am PT
I've put it on my calendar, Perry. There's a good chance I'll be able to go.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Mar 10, 2017 - 01:35pm PT
For anyone in the Seattle area, there's a great concert coming up by Special Consensus (their mando player is a buddy of mine) on June 11 in Snohomish.


Great little venue, and here's the link:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2893694
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
May 3, 2017 - 01:41am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 3, 2017 - 03:27am PT
Iron Horse. Plays the Stuff!

(Check the 1st comment from J McCorkle & the response)
l[Click to View YouTube Video]
There are a few Rightious Tributes to other bands , Elton John, & Guns & Roses,
Metallica?!
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Jun 27, 2017 - 09:10am PT
My current mando is nice looking, nice sounding "production" model, but doesn't have that sweet tone of a high end, handmade instrument. Perry Beckham told me at Wintergrass this year that I ought to "buy the most expensive mandolin I can't afford." (Did I quote you correctly, Chief?)

As it turns out, a good buddy of mine is the mando player for Special Consensus, and he has switched out his Collings for a Hinde mandolin. And it turns out that I can get into one of these things for less than a Collings--at least for the time being. So, my wife gave me the encouraging thumbs up to commission one, and it will be ready for me sometime next year. So stoked!

Here's my friend's mando, of which I've commssioned a virtual replica:




Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 27, 2017 - 10:25am PT
We just attended a short bit of "OFOAM" in Ogden. Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music. Mostly to see Hot Rize.

After the shows, the band hung out and we got a chance to chat with Dr. Banjo hisself. And the rest of the boys. And they all signed a copy of their latest. Man, those guys can play...

Great venue.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 27, 2017 - 11:05am PT
Walleye - I just picked up a 1990 HD-28. I find if I buy a guitar now and then it gets me back to playing regularly and prevents the chops from sliding backward was fast.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 14, 2017 - 07:54pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Oldfattradguy2

Trad climber
Here and there
Jul 14, 2017 - 08:03pm PT
Took a mandolin clinic from Flinner a while back, learned a few things including a tip to never squeeze the last had harder than you have to and we share a couple of favorite albums, rice's manzanita and blake's back home at sulfur springs
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 15, 2017 - 04:12am PT
I am more of a blues,folk, old country neil young, almans, willie, dead etc player but most of the folks i play with these days are heavily into bluegrass so by default i play a lot of bluegrass. Good stuff if its done with soul. absolutly horrible if its just a contest to see how fast you can pick or fiddle...
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Jul 15, 2017 - 12:17pm PT
Sad news for the acoustic world. Bill Collings has just died. Talk about some sweet instruments he made.

http://www.collingsguitars.com/
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 19, 2017 - 06:27pm PT
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 12, 2017 - 06:20am PT
^^^ I love moments like this, tradman!

Meanwhile...my new Hinde mando is slowly but surely taking shape:



If you're interested, check out Steve Hinde's shop pictures from his website. This guy is amazing: http://www.hindecustominstruments.com/construction-and-shop.html
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 12, 2017 - 06:23am PT
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 27, 2017 - 03:36pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Aug 27, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]

The 3 Dudes I play with,Paul and Ray McHargue and Tim Baumbarger
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Aug 27, 2017 - 07:14pm PT
Keep Bluegrass Weird[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Oct 31, 2017 - 02:08pm PT
I'm turning 60 in about a month, and my wife, Liz, is making it a birthday to remember in advance of the birthday. I've already mentioned that she's commissioned a new mando for me...



...but yesterday, she bought me a brand new Deering "Sierra" banjo. I'm kinda freakin' out with joy, but I think I'll make it. In keeping with Perry Beckham's encouragement to me to "get the best instrument you can't afford," we've followed through with his sage advice.





So stoked!! What a difference a substantially better instrument makes, motivation wise!

Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Oct 31, 2017 - 03:18pm PT
Nah, it's the regular proportion. The shadows in the pic make it look huge, though!
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Oct 31, 2017 - 07:10pm PT
Nice, T Hocking. I love the sound and playability of this thing. It's kind of incredible.
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Oct 31, 2017 - 07:17pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 1, 2017 - 04:03am PT
I'm not sure, actually. I bought this at Dusty Strings in Seattle, rather than from Deering themselves. It's brand new, so I'm guessing it's the new default inlay. One of the ways Deering talks about the Sierra is that the banjo itself is made the same way as their highest end instruments, but they hold way back on the fancy inlay (ala Steve Martin's Deering, above) to keep it more affordable. Maybe mine is their new version of holding back. I'm in!
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 5, 2017 - 03:17am PT
T - Ironically, I just read a little blurb on the inlay question. Deering said that they used to scrimp a bit on inlay to make a great banjo more affordable, but recently has come up with ways to decrease some costs in production techniques that allow them to put in more inlay at a similar price point.


And on another note...here's yesterday's status of my new Hinde Mando build:

Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 5, 2017 - 03:24am PT
Meanwhile...and while tickets are still available...check out this upcoming concert in Snohomish, WA, on Dec. 2.

Nick Dumas is a friend of mine, but the three of these guys together are phenomenal.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3103861

If you're anywhere near the Seattle area, this is a concert worth attending.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 5, 2017 - 04:34am PT
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 5, 2017 - 04:46am PT
I wanna road trip with you kids! ^^^
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 5, 2017 - 05:43am PT
thats a littly tiny wasburn with a solid spruce top. I think it sounds better than a baby taylor. takes up less room in the van and its not the end of the world if it gets too hot or too cold. the mando isa was playing on that trip colapsed the bridge but heck we bought it with the hard case for 300 bucks on the side of the road in WV. the hard case now has this beauty in it :)
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 12, 2017 - 02:25pm PT
Gettin' so dang close!!

tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 12, 2017 - 03:32pm PT
Nice!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 12, 2017 - 10:02pm PT
Wintergrass before you know it.

Check these gems

http://www.kyletuttle.com/through-the-fence

https://youtu.be/cr_cWlyYVkY
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 17, 2017 - 04:04am PT
From The comments, there is more to see of this, a documentary from 1965;
a PBS special at the time


"The Best Mountain Fiddler I Ever Heard"



Posted/Published on Sep 22, 2013, by David Hoffman*



To get the music special visit http://www.createspace.com/204609


This scene presents a fellow who lived way back up in the backcountry that they called lost John the fiddling man. Back in 1964, I went down to spend three weeks driving the backcountry around Madison County, North Carolina, in the center of Appalachia, with the 82 year old founder of the pioneer Asheville Mountain Music and Dance Festival, Bascom Lamar Lunsford. The resulting film, "Bluegrass Roots" lets you hear and experience the hard scrabbling, dirt road real people sounds that dominated the back country of the southern mountains 40 years ago. It presents a string of the most extraordinary singers, players and dancers the BlueGrass Mountains had to offer. Many later became famous. Some were never heard from again. Most of the songs are classics, including Lunsford's own tune, "Mountain Dew."
[Click to View YouTube Video]
When this film aired on Public Television in 1965, TV Guide gave it a full-page positive review, because Americans had never seen a documentary on the roots of Bluegrass and Country music. Today, the dirt roads and the moonshine counties are largely modernized, and Bluegrass Roots, stands as a record of a uniquely talented group of people at a time just before the coming of television, changed them. www.createspace.com/204609

[Click to View YouTube Video]
The 'BEN' mentioned below WAS A CLIMBER, who climbed with Schockly, (And With Vic Benesch, Not Vic Tischous)
harles and Denise Moscatello
2 months ago
I work for NJ Transit Railroad. The Madison, NJ connection for this is because of Benjamin F. ( Tex) Logan. Ben was one of Bills favorite fiddlers but Ben led a double life. **He was a Bell Lab research mathematician and ran that department for some 30 plus years.
( My Dad climbed at the Watchung wall with these guys around '67-8 i think, sic)
He moved to New Jersey around 1951 and stayed until his death about 2015-16. Ben was a Phd from Columbia Universuty in the field of electrical engineering.(GUNKS GANG,sic) He would take breaks from Bell Labs to tour with Bill Monroe. There are Madison, NJ articles about Bill Monroe parking his bus in Bens driveway and the neighbors would hear constant bluegrass music during huge barbecues Ben hosted. Good stuff folks. A scientist with a number of patents also a Bill Monroe bluegrass fiddler. Ya can't make this up!


John Lennon & Chuck Berry, If only Yoko wasn'y such a Turkey, Happy Thanksgiving!;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft2MbCpmYUI
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 19, 2017 - 03:55pm PT
Wintergrass before you know it.

Are you going again, Perry?

Edit: per your reminder, I just registered. Signed up for a banjo intensive on Thursday, too.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 20, 2017 - 12:56pm PT
My latest progress pics...



Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 20, 2017 - 05:26pm PT
What a difference a substantially better instrument makes, motivation wise!

Amen. Having something that feels comfy and player-friendly in your hands AND makes sounds you like hearing, it can be so incredibly addictive. And that means more practice and exploration (and joy from the process), which in turn means way faster progress.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 27, 2017 - 05:19pm PT
^^^ What you said, Willoughby!

Just got back from a post-Thanksgiving camping trip with my wife up at Deception Pass State Park, WA.

Took along my mando and banjo, always hoping (against hope?) that someone else in the CG will have some instruments, too.




Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 2, 2017 - 08:40am PT
^^^ Yeah, it's pretty sweet. Makes it easy to spend most of your time outside.

On another note, I just got pics from my completed mando from Steve Hinde, the builder. I get it in about two weeks. This thing is absolutely beautiful.




And I turned the big 6-0 yesterday, so Steve officially completed it and labelled it on my birthday for me.


Now I need to work hard on being worthy of it...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 2, 2017 - 12:13pm PT
Happy birthday Tom!

(Say hi to Liz for us)
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 15, 2017 - 03:01pm PT
^^^ Thanks, Walleye!

Today was the day I got my mando shipped to me via overnight mail. I had to wait four hours to open the case, as the weather in Iowa is way colder than Seattle.

Here are some pics of the final product, and man...does this thing sound sweet!

It started like this...


And ended up like this...

wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Dec 15, 2017 - 05:15pm PT
Nice Instrument Indeed.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 15, 2017 - 05:37pm PT
Looks like we have to come over to your place, crank a few laps on the wall, and then listen to you do some picking.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 16, 2017 - 03:07pm PT
^^^ Yes, solid ebony. German Spruce top, quilted fishbone maple sides, flame maple back.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 28, 2017 - 07:41pm PT
Anyone STers gonna be at Wintergrass? I'll be there. Let me know, and maybe we can grab a beer and a jam!

Meanwhile...off to a WA State Park for a little teardrop trailer camping with my sweet wife this weekend. Probably just gonna bring the banjo.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 28, 2017 - 07:42pm PT
^^^ And Ghost (David), sounds good! You may, or may not, want to hear me pick, but the wall is in good shape!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 6, 2018 - 10:25am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Matt Sarad

climber
Jan 6, 2018 - 02:18pm PT
https://www.cbaweb.org/Files/Great%2048%20Hour%20Jam%202018.pdf

Info above for the Annual 4 Day Bluegrass Jam in lovely downtown Bakersfield.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 5, 2018 - 07:30pm PT
Anyone going to Wintergrass?
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 5, 2018 - 07:46pm PT
^^^ Gonna try to send on mando and banjo!
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 5, 2018 - 08:05pm PT
I do, T Hocking! I'm on it on a regular basis. Thanks!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 6, 2018 - 06:24am PT
Tom,

Planning to be at Wintergrass for the 18th time in twenty years.
Celebrating the big 60 this time.
Look forward to seeing you and picking a few.

Current jam buster projects.

John Wilkes Booth (Chaplin-Carpenter, Rice)
Never Meant To Be (Rice)
1901 Canyon Odyessey (Infamous Stringdusters)

PS

The Stringdusters Gravity album is very excellent and unique in that they chose not to replace their former mando player Jesse Cobb and still maintain the "forward leaning" rhythmic "drive" that defines real bluegrass.
Perfect examples of the other instruments taking up the slack to maintain the offbeat chop.

The songwriting is phenomenal.

Canyon Odyseey is about the first guys to navigate the Black Canyon of the Gunnisson by boat to survey for the diversion to irrigate the Uncomphagre Valley.

Black Elk is a rhythmic masterpiece that reminds us of his vision and the cultural genocide of North America's First Nations.

Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 6, 2018 - 07:25am PT
Very cool, Perry! Looking forward to seeing you, and the 60 thing is true for me, as well.

I'll check out the tunes you listed below.

Cheers,

Tom
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 7, 2018 - 06:31am PT
Fun jam last night at the A-1 Hop Shop in North Seattle.

wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Feb 7, 2018 - 07:32am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]

RIP Mr. Phil Kraft who I miss playing with.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 22, 2018 - 05:36am PT
Looking forward to Wintergrass, which starts today!

Also, my wife and I had a great time touring the Deering Banjo factory in Spring Valley, CA this past Tuesday. Got to see where my banjo was born...





Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 30, 2018 - 06:46am PT
Wintergrass was fantastic this year, for the jamming scene. Got into so many good ones!

I also asked Chris Henry (mando player for Peter Rowan, and considered the "premier Monroe stylist of his generation") to take my new Hinde mando for a few laps, and he graciously obliged.

Dang...

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 30, 2018 - 06:58am PT
For some reason, the usual technique doesn't seem to be working, so I just posted the link which does work.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 30, 2018 - 10:07am PT
For anyone in the N. Lake Tahoe/Truckee area, you might be interested in joining the fortnightly jam at the Truckee Alibi, 1st and 3rd Mondays each month. It usually starts out with fiddle tunes and straight-ahead bluegrass, and then slowly branches out/devolves into whatever. We landed on a bunch of Talking Heads covers last time.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 30, 2018 - 10:21am PT
These photos are of a mural in a closed cafe in the old Coolidge hotel in White River Jct VT. I talked the front desk man into letting me in today to take a photo. This mural is about 10ft long?. The base player is my dad @ a barn dance just after he returned from the ETO in late 1945 or perhaps 46???
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 30, 2018 - 11:26am PT
the mural would have been painted in 1946 or so? I have no idea how it was done just that my dad came back from WW11 and worked at the hotel for a bit and played bass for local dances. The painting is amazing inmop. So much going on in the scean. I love the couple laying in the hay on the left and even the drunk single guys left out of the action on the far right...
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 30, 2018 - 11:34am PT
New mando sounds pretty darn good, Tom, although, you shoulda got somebody who could actually play well to demo it ;)

I know, right? I found the least ocuppied slacker I could, and asked him if he'd give it a whirl.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 30, 2018 - 11:36am PT
tradman...^^^ THAT is a very cool mural, and so cool that is has such personal significance!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 30, 2018 - 11:40am PT
I never had a chance to play music with my dad as an adult. I know he played in jazz bands in NYC as a teenager in the early 1930s before he moved to VT. From this painting of just a fiddle player and Bass I wonder if he was playing some of the same fiddle tunes we play now??
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 30, 2018 - 11:40am PT
And here's a little video on Chris with his other band (on his own mando):

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 30, 2018 - 12:10pm PT
The guy is a fee-nom!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 29, 2018 - 10:06am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 5, 2018 - 09:40pm PT
A friend was just visiting overnight from out of town, and he told me about a free app for recording. So...I just checked out the app by laying down 6 tracks of guitar, bass, banjo, and three mando tracks to check it out. Sounds like a rough neighborhood jam, but here's The Banks of the Ohio, as recorded spontaneously and quickly in my kitchen this afternoon:

https://soundcloud.com/tompatterson45/banks-of-the-ohio?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 11, 2018 - 04:48pm PT
I still think it'd be a great idea to get some NW folks together to play and climb. Leavenworth? Squamish?

This is me this morning (my wife snapped it when I wasn't looking), having fun, but prefering to be playing with others...

Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 12, 2018 - 12:40pm PT
Mine definitey rules me!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 12, 2018 - 05:29pm PT
I recently had the pleasure of seeing the Punch Brothers at Atlanta's Tabernacle and two weeks later at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

While both performances were mind blowing, sitting with my wife in Ryman balcony seats compliments of my guitar teacher Chris Eldridge was a special privilege, particularly as it was the first time I'd seen a show in "The Mother Church of Country".

On both occasions Madison Cunningham opened the show with solo performances evocative of the musical signatures of Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin and Leslie Feist and I'd venture she's as exciting an artist as any performing today with flawless guitar chops, compelling songwriting and the voice of an angel.

Chris Thile is leading an elite group of the finest acoustic musicians in new directions with a degree of leadership, virtuosity and creative vision equal to the efforts of Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and Chick Corea's Return to Forever.

The Punch Brothers' most recent effort, All Aboard represents the finest in the Americana genre and will please the palate of any connoisseur of this uniquely American art form.

As a sidebar for those familiar with A Prairie Home Companion, Chris Thile has taken over for Garrison Keeler as MC, renamed the show Live From Here and is doing a damn fine job.

Who Plays Bluegrass?
These people!

Just sayin'

Madison Cunningham, I Close My Eyes
https://youtu.be/VrU2Z2coaJs

Madison Cunningham, Beauty Into Cliches
https://youtu.be/5WInBXDNCFE

Punch Brothers, Rye Whiskey
https://youtu.be/braQeLkJUvE

Punch Brothers, Live 2018
https://youtu.be/FWCH_h8SEuo
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 19, 2018 - 09:53am PT
Those folks are talent on crack, Chief.

I wouldn't put most of these tunes in the category of bluegrass, but the musicians themselves sure know how to play it!
Matt Sarad

climber
Aug 19, 2018 - 06:12pm PT
Todays discovery:

http://www.bobthompsonguitars.com/about
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 19, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
Perry and Tom:

You guys are high on Chris Thile's efforts with The Punch Brothers. And Tom says:

I wouldn't put most of these tunes in the category of bluegrass, but the musicians themselves sure know how to play it!

Have you listened to some of the other stuff he's doing? His "Bach Trios" with Yo MaMa and Edgar Mayer is astounding. It took about three hearings before Mari would believe me that there was no piano in the session, that the "piano" sound was coming from a mandolin.

Or how about "The Goat Rodeo Sessions". Right up there in the Americana canon. Same three guys as in the Bach Trios, plus Stuart Duncan on violin. Terrific music. And doubly interesting for the hurdle they had to overcome to get it done. Their plan was to write everything from scratch. All new music. But they had a problem, because Stuart Duncan can't read music and Yo MaMa is completely incapable of improvising. But somehow they pulled it off.


Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 20, 2018 - 07:41am PT
Have you listened to some of the other stuff he's doing?

I have, David. Thiele is a fee-nom of the first order. His versatility, virtuosity, and the ease with which his pick flies across the strings shows up in any genre he plays in. I'm with Mari--it's hard to believe sometimes that he's making his mando sound like it does.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Aug 21, 2018 - 05:50am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]i feel like y'all been holdin' out on me, Or I've been missing out ,
both


Billy's_in`da'house [Click to View YouTube Video]over at
FLames, too:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2607974&tn=16000



[Click to View YouTube Video]



I dont go to festivals any more,I should.

This Is From 7/20/18, Greyfox :

Give Me Back My 15 Cents- Bryan Sutton, Billy Strings, Joe Newberry


https://youtu.be/hTXpr2LiUPo

(you, who play, you must watch at 3:27, What is it that Billy sees, his look is classic. . .)

So good!



It east coasts' big show?
huh, I missed a great one! [Click to View YouTube Video]




to edit, last Rooney was'04,
the Rooney Fest used to pop,
On the Farm In Deposit NY?
The Baskervilles were personal friends,
it was Rooney with baloney in yer shoe,
Rooney till ya, puke. All year
Any one know Dave Baskerville?
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 22, 2018 - 02:52pm PT
Would still love to jam with anyone in the greater Seattle area. I'm forced to jam with myself on my laptop at the kitchen table.

Here's an example of how I sound on guitar, bass, mando, and banjo, if left to my own devices.

http://soundcloud.com/tompatterson45/clinch-mountain-backstep

Help a brother out!
jbaker

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Aug 22, 2018 - 03:05pm PT
Gnome - I take lessons from Molly Tuttle's dad. It has been amazing to see her grow in musicianship. He is a very proud dad.

This is another favorite of mine:

[Click to View YouTube Video]

She's on the Grand Old Opry on the 25th and at Hardly Strictly in October. I haven't had a chance to see Billy Strings live yet.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 22, 2018 - 03:10pm PT
I can't get enough of Molly Tuttle. I particularly like this one. So cool that you take lessons from her dad!

[Click to View YouTube Video]
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 27, 2018 - 08:02pm PT
great pick jbaker ^^^.

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 27, 2018 - 09:59pm PT
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/01/634283965/the-del-mccoury-band-tiny-desk-concert

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Aug 27, 2018 - 11:10pm PT
Dad & Daughter, on Prairie Home[Click to View YouTube Video]Home video[Click to View YouTube Video]so`more, Molly,[Click to View YouTube Video] it must be hard to be the father, I know it is for me
[Click to View YouTube Video] For me I have to turn to my wife & say, now when the little-girl has goes away, what happened? wow what a lady!

&

then these 2 [Click to View YouTube Video] 2 'versions' they are never the same just about the same

[Click to View YouTube Video]



&
with some amazing background,at the start Billy introduces Molly,
& we learn Molly & Billy Share a place!
wow think of the pickin' that must go down!

and a Jerry Garcia tribute,
I think, Billy may be missed his moment to go for the Jerry role in Dead& Co.(there is a China Doll cover,too)
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 28, 2018 - 03:52am PT
Hey gang, been into BG from early HS. Still hack away on my guitars + mando.

Was wondering if any of you 'ol dogs went to this...http://stompin76.com/

I was there with my good buddy Bill. I was living in Connecticut at the time and saw the ad in the newspaper so we went and talked his dad into letting us paint part of the house (sure didn't want to do the whole thing) so we could earn enough $$ to go.

I knew my mom + dad at the time wouldn't let me go, so instead of asking, I just left a note on the kitchen table when she was out, packed my bag and headed over to Bill's. Glad my daughters never pulled that trick.

We'd decided to hitch down there as neither one of us had a car at the time.
It was in held Galax Va. where they use to hold the old fiddler's convention

Long story short, we had an amazing adventure. 1 week of complete free range teenagers. 'shine, cid, Jack, and just good 'ol pickin for days on end...

One of those images that still hangs is seeing Doc. get out of the heli and ducking as the rotor wash blew him around a bit(the backroad was so packed only emergency vehicles could get in and even that was luck, so they flew the performers in by heli).

Great times.
Anyone else get to go?

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 28, 2018 - 04:29pm PT
Last month in Culver City I saw Tony Furtado with Luke Price and 2 guys from the Bonedaddy's on bass and drums.

Saw them do this one....great!

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 29, 2018 - 06:56am 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...

This was Bertrand's OP, and I'm still loving the idea of a BG jam with fellow climbers. At least in the Pacific Northwest, and if it were more than just one day of jamming/climbing/whatever, I'd be inclined to travel farther for it. Of course, this also begs the question of whether I might be able to put something together, too. I'll give this some serious thought. Anyone up this way feel like brainstorming with me?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 29, 2018 - 07:54am PT
Tom,

Im finished work down south mid September and expect to be closer to home from mid October on.
A rendezvous in the PNW would have my interest.
Something along the lines of Leavenworth or Smith in late October for cragging, picking and maybe even some fly fishing would be compelling.

Stay tuned!

PB
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 29, 2018 - 08:24am PT
Tom,

Im finished work down south mid September and expect to be closer to home from mid October on.
A rendezvous in the PNW would have my interest.
Something along the lines of Leavenworth or Smith in late October for cragging, picking and maybe even some fly fishing would be compelling.

Stay tuned!

PB

That could be amazing! Keep me posted, or maybe we can just keep in touch about it. My fall schedule is often pretty crazy, but I'd do my level best to make some kind of rendezvouz like that (fly-fishing included).
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Aug 29, 2018 - 09:46am PT
T Hocking - is that actually Green Day? Pretty cool!
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Sep 19, 2018 - 10:37pm PT
I was at a jam tonight in Georgetown (part of greater Seattle), and an artist was sitting at a table quietly drawing various players. Here's the one he did of me, which he did while I wasn't looking:


This guy has some serious talent!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 20, 2018 - 07:59am PT
yes sir that takes real talent, go add it to the Art thread.


I see I puked all over this page!

Not Sorry

B Strings, Queen Tut, S Hull !!!

& the whole crews of the youth that are branching out

Holy my-o-Moley !

I can't believe The Depth these kids are showing off.

My Family makes fun of "Daddy's Twang Addiction"


you'all have added so much to my listening pleasure
Thnx again
Blue Grass Rocks
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Sep 20, 2018 - 09:42am PT
Speaking of young!

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Sep 20, 2018 - 10:56am PT
Jerry Douglas is downright incredible. He's the only dobro player my wife can stand to listen to, which is saying something!

Another amazing dobro player is young Michael Kilby from Squamish (a friend of Chief's). The guy is amazing!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 21, 2018 - 05:35am PT
[https://]

[Click to View YouTube Video]
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 5, 2018 - 12:28pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]We all miss Earl.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Oct 6, 2018 - 02:49pm PT
The Molly Tuttle videos are great. There was a nice side set she did with some locals at the spring 2017 Strawberry. Made some low-quality videos. Jan Purat from Steep Ravine on the fiddle.

https://vimeo.com/219785473
https://vimeo.com/219780055
https://vimeo.com/219778009
https://vimeo.com/219634522
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 9, 2018 - 02:07am PT
New Riders of the Purple Sage, but we all already gnow that.
Take a moment, say a prayer for Jessie
I saw he was feeling poorly,
if that was fresh?
I'm not a face book follower or anything so I have no idea if he is or isn't

He fo'sure really can play tho- check out Jessie in the Pork-Pie hat!
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Deep Elem Blues with the Virginia Boys

https://youtu.be/VcFU-uTW_CQ



"Canon In D" & Border Ride"

https://youtu.be/3OGT3pYwLEs




Mike Stevens, harmonica, and Jim and Jesse
performing backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with a bit of pointless babbling,
but cross pickin' demonstration & mention of a then new cd release of a Bill Monroe tribute album. worth the watch.

https://youtu.be/5B8ppzEDw6c
BootsAndPants

Trad climber
Seattle
Oct 9, 2018 - 01:41pm PT
Wow, how haven't I seen this thread before?! Great stuff!!

We were just out visiting some family and hit up the Boats and Bluegrass festival in Winona MN. Awesome fest, I highly recommend it. Listening to bluegrass bands while floating around in canoes on the Mississippi River sure seems like the best way to do it, and lots of great jams all around. Some really amazing twang talent coming from that region of the country for sure

Pert Near was one of my favorites. How can you not dig a band with a clogger?

[Click to View YouTube Video]
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 15, 2018 - 09:41pm PT
not breakdown[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 4, 2018 - 04:25am PT
I went to the Maltby Jam here in the Seattle area, and lo and behold, Perry Beckham ("Chief") showed up all the way from Squamish. Great to see him again!

Man...does he have a sweet 30's vintage Martin guitar--nearly pristine. Hard to believe anything nearly 80 years old could look like that (at least I know I won't!).
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 4, 2018 - 05:18am PT
We play whatever music we want... (within our abilitys) wish I was good enough to play jazz..... love the mando. banjo on the other hand is only good on some songs and not in an overpowering role. When the banjo is the primary thing you hear and its all about picking as fast as humanly possible it has no soul and is just noise. I liked this enough to learn it and one of my buds learned the banjo part. [Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 5, 2018 - 06:24am PT
To much of everything is just enough, when the skills are present
[Click to View YouTube Video](the structure of the picker's fingertips, more toe-like, equate to very strong-boned'd hands & fingers)

No Banjo
[Click to View YouTube Video]
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Nov 9, 2018 - 12:07am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 9, 2018 - 02:47pm PT
Gnome, thanks for the Billy Strings link... bluegrass mastery as a singer and 6 string picker (and he makes it look fairly easy but it's not), and overall sound mix with banjo bass and mandolin sounding pretty darn good.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 9, 2018 - 02:56pm PT
heynow, Yeah, not easy, plays full hour(+) long sets, gives others the spotlight also The kid is amazing![Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 9, 2018 - 03:05pm PT
He really is! ^^^

I see that he's going to be at the music festival in Quincy, CA next summer. Tempted to make it work. The guy had a rough road as a kid, and he's done really well.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 9, 2018 - 03:42pm PT
Inspired me to take a longer break from work, pick up the guitar (which is pretty rare these days) and free noodle a bit. Hackin' fer sure, but it still feels good. I used to get good ideas, diamonds to pluck out of the coal, from this kind of noodling, and try to work them into the fold.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Back to the salt mines!
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 10, 2018 - 05:49am PT
^^^ Nice, NutAgain!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 10, 2018 - 10:46am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]


ya know,be careful what you wish for*

A ten minute long tour de force, "Friend Of the Devil
These 3 seem prolific; Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley perform with special guest Chris Luquette at Bluegrass From the Forest 2016

https://youtu.be/iK_k2XzohG8


*you gnow! sometimes, I resemble that remark


you NEED TO SKIP the 1st two full minutes of this next one,
but you all probably know
Wayne Henderson,
thinkin' this is better than fair pickin'?

"Wheels"

https://youtu.be/wtMTLKwAiAQ




& what the Mondo Mando player says is the 1st Blue Grass song. . . ?

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 11, 2018 - 11:53pm PT
Hey Tom,

Nice surprise to see you at Maltby.
Too bad we couldn't have found a quiet corner to pick a few tunes.

I was there primarily to collect my new D28A "utility dread" from Gary "The Pick Guy" Wagner who received it from Dennis "Guitar Doc" Berck who had performed some critical inventions to get an otherwise great guitar "right".
The neck angle was way too steep and there was too much relief in the action so Dennis reset the neck and compression fretted the fingerboard to get the action flatter and lower.
Frets like butter now!
Also replaced the bone saddle with vintage ivory and replaced the plastic bridge pins with fossilized ivory pins.
With the tight grained red spruce soundboard and perfect Madagascar Rosewood body, the guitar went from pretty strong and great to down right sparkly.


The 39 D18 I had with is pretty special being transitional still with 1-3/4" nut and no popsicle brace but X Brace pushed back.
A bit more treble and focus and a bit less bass than a Forward X, but benefitting from the still beefy neck for overall power.
Wayne Henderson himself declared it one of the cleaned 30's D18s he'd ever seen and the sound and response are otherworldly.
It pairs well with my 1937 herringbone.

If I knew how, I'd post some pictures and sound clips but alas, I can't figure that one out.

Wintergrass is not far off!
Looking forward to seeing you then if not before!

Here's a link to some Tony Rice at Strawberry in 86 probably at the peak of his powers accompanied by brother Wyatt on rhythm and lead, Jimmy Gudreau mandolin and harmonies and I think Mark Schatz on bass.
Unreal!

https://youtu.be/wMm38GGxZmk

Stay well and stay tuned!

PB
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 12, 2018 - 06:34am PT
Hey Perry,

Great to see you, too! Give me a heads up next time you plan to be at Maltby, and I'll look for ways to get in a smaller circle with you! The large circle tends to be a great bunch of folks, whose sense of rhythm does not always agree with each other's. I was sitting next to one of the regulars who was playing different chords, a different rhythm, and playing it all loudly. No insult intended...they were happy as clams. But...ho boy.

Eventually, I ducked into a coat closet with a few other mando players, and we had a faster than I'm comfortable with--but incredibly fun--all mando jam.

I'm planning to go to Wintergrass again, but will probably skip the whole workshop/show aspect, as I'm there mostly to jam. Looking forward to it!

Cheers,

Tom
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Nov 29, 2018 - 06:10am PT
Hey, y'all...

For anyone in the general Seattle area tonight, there's going to be a great little concert at 6pm with two instrumental greats: Nick Dumas (mandolin: Special Consensus), and Chris Luquette (guitar: Frank Sollivan & Dirty Kitchen). They'll be backed up on bass by Andrew Knapp.

Nick and Chris are absolutely incredible together. Here's a sample of their music (in this case, with Connor Hutteball backing on bass):

[Click to View YouTube Video]

My wife and I will be there, so say hey if you pop in! They'll be playing at:

Sparta's Pizza and Spaghetti House
18817 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Dec 21, 2018 - 04:07pm PT
Out of curiosity...are there any Seattle-area bluegrass musicians around?

I'd be down for getting a jam together, if so!
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Jan 6, 2019 - 08:33pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 7, 2019 - 04:07am PT
that's me all over this thread.
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Blame it on "The Double Doink" of the Bears;
the Chicago football teams' loss at the last moments when a kick caromed off the up-right & the crossbar!
It was such a country song.
[Click to View YouTube Video]Thats what sent me here with a bunch of songs.
After having already left all the Mando in The FlamesThread,
I came here, all warmed up with the feelin'
Thinkin` that maybe the hardcore is feelin' it too[Click to View YouTube Video]So I got into a touch of a tough tuff spot
Between the "Cry of the Whippoorwill" & (another)"Jerusalem Ridge" [Click to View YouTube Video]That other "Jerusalem Ridge"
The full affair with Tony Rice at his strongest(?)
It is just stuck in my craw, right there - where I have to add it
[Click to View YouTube Video]Taking nothing away from The Cry ofthe Whippoorwill......
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 7, 2019 - 07:23pm PT
Out of curiosity...are there any Seattle-area bluegrass musicians around?
I'd be down for getting a jam together, if so!

Hi Tom. I play really exceptional bluegrass on my sound system, and I'm back in Seattle for the next 2 weeks, and would really love to see you guys again before I disappear forever.

Email me and let's sort out a visit.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Jan 7, 2019 - 08:47pm PT
^^^ Wait...what?? That's great!

Hey, there's a bluegrass jam I'll be at at the A-1 Hop Shop at 145th and Greenwood tomorrow night at 6:30, if you're in the area.

Meanwhile, let's connect!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 9, 2019 - 01:27pm PT
Then yesterday these were posted
[Click to View YouTube Video]_Still listening, under construction
__
[Click to View YouTube Video]2 From New Years[Click to View YouTube Video]


Just B Strings[Click to View YouTube Video]



Wow, ther's a boatload of newly post B Strings stuff![Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 11, 2019 - 06:26am PT
Looking forward to Wintergrass! I'll be there from Thursday to Sunday. Anyone else?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:02pm PT
Tom,

Barring unforeseen misfortune, I plan to be at Wintergrass late Friday night.
At Mark Demerays request, my 37 D28 and wideneck 39 D18 will be featured in Saturdays Vintage Instrument Workshop hosted this year by Tim Stafford and Dale Adkins.
Should be an interesting pairing of two great guitars in the hands of two great guitar players!
Look forward to seeing you.

PB
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:30pm PT
Right Now tonight Billy Strings is the opening act
Playing A Solo show
I'm thinking of going to hang around a stage door
to see if I can hear or get in.
The thing is it has been the worst weather of the winter
The ice and snow wouldn't you know.
It is clear & cold tonight the parking lot will be blighted
It is never well lighted
The piles from yesterday's ice rain and snowfall,
Will all be pushed to where I'd hoped to hang out
in my big red sled
a glorified golf cart, it has heat
but I'LL be there standing out.
standing outside in the freezing lot
where the very elegant
mercedes SUV driving well-to-do will sneer
I don't play an instrument
The tour bus will have the prime spot by the door
so far
I
Could
Go
It is Billy Strings . . .
the opening act for " I'm With Her"
The $60 ticket price is a come-on to the Beer tasting
the least attractive of the reasons to go.
Tomorrow And a 2-hour drive a $15 show is not in the cards
think of me warmly please
I'LL need the good vibes...

I don't know my Luthiers, but I'll bet that What William Apostol, "Billy Strings" just chose to play is fine
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 14, 2019 - 02:35am PT
THNX BE I WENT AND SAW THE SHOW!!

i WENT TO THE RICH TOWN
engaged in the sneakin' into
[Click to View YouTube Video]
This was filmed from the back, behind where I sat
There are only 341 seats ! in the orchestra, 500 seat theater.

I was happy, felt I pushed my luck as far as it was worth, catching the opening; SEEING BILLY STRINGS
PLAY SOLO, was enough
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Anything from this guy was tight[Click to View YouTube Video]
STAYED through the start of the last song
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 14, 2019 - 07:58am PT
I'll be looking for you, Perry! Very cool that your guitars will be used in that workshop! I'm not signing up for anything, just there to jam (thursday through sunday), and hence won't be in any of the workshops.

The weather forecast is sketchy, seems to change about every half hour, but you should be fine if you stick to the main roads.

Safe travels!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 4, 2019 - 06:44pm PT
(At one point all my previous posts were corrupted with an error message, seems to be fixed now)

The Link, is a repeat of the post
Opening night of the RoadTrip from frozen New England

"Im With Her" & Billy Strings
(End Of Show, Encore)

"Toy Heart" (Bill Monroe Lyrics)

He's Gonna Marry Me (Dolly Parton Lyrics)

Hear Jerusalem Moan


2/13/19, 1st night of the tour, the show I saw.

https://youtu.be/4UmjN_PktD8





after a show every night,
traveling by bus across a frozen New England

02/17/2019 - I'm With Her w/ Billy Strings - The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE[Click to View YouTube Video]
The Link is almost the same,

https://youtu.be/OwH6QKC5WnM






Almost Whole show
Billy Strings (Opening) and "I'm With Her"
Princeton, NJ - 2/16/19 - McCarter Theatre


https://youtu.be/hHtovnV2yCo

Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 21, 2019 - 05:16pm PT
I've been absolutely loving traditional fiddle tunes lately, and slamming down (in my kitchen, on my laptop) a usually very hasty recording of the ones I like as I learn them. I lay down several tracks, usually of guitar, bass, mando and banjo. Here's "Liza Jane," done between client calls today:

https://soundcloud.com/tompatterson45/liza-jane
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Mar 23, 2019 - 12:48am PT
WDVX Tennesseeeeee's own, listen to the blue plate special on Saturday

https://wdvx.com

hit the stream live button

and you do not have to get the i heart radio app!!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Mar 23, 2019 - 11:22am PT
Humbel, Reserved almost Shy
~ most impressive Molly!!
Hear a retrospective From the Child To Last week
if you get the chance Tell her Thank You from A Gome
She Brightens the days in Connecticut

[Click to View YouTube Video]~

[Click to View YouTube Video]

[Click to View YouTube Video]
ALL GROWN UP, WOW!~BREATHTAKING
[Click to View YouTube Video]

[Click to View YouTube Video]

It was hard not to add her band
"THE GOODBYE GIRLS"
But shinning with this line-up! that must be one proud daddy-o!
White Freightliner.Again.Cayamo 3/11/2019
Audio could be better,
but a great collaboration on the boat:
Molly Tuttle Jerry Douglas, Tommy Emmanuel,
Buddy Miller & Joel Guzman.

https://youtu.be/CwSFegOSo7A


give her 2 more minutes
[Click to View YouTube Video]

GREY fOX 2017, 7 MORE MINUTES
"MOONSHINER" AGAIN ~ JUST AMAZING!

https://youtu.be/_nMAs4roGCs

And some ol` fish
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Apr 7, 2019 - 05:47pm PT
You will start to hear this as it is going to be selling Dodge Ram Pick-ups
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Molly has some health challenges
Not so much Selling out as selling up
Growing up
grabbing out at life
Grasping the golden ring
Grabbing it when she had to (I & many have watched her grow up)
Still, it is hard to see[Click to View YouTube Video]
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 18, 2019 - 04:05pm PT
Since ST is coming to a close on the first of June, I wanted to reach out one more time to see if anyone on ST plays bluegrass in the Seattle area. If so, you can reach me at: "tompatterson 45 (at) comcast (dot) net" if you'd like to get together and jam (and meeting up in a climbing area would be a double bonus).


I'd love it!

Cheers,

Tom Patterson
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
May 18, 2019 - 04:09pm PT
I may be up to Vashon Island this fall,I will bring my travel Martin just in case. Terence Wilson
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 18, 2019 - 04:17pm PT

AJ Lee & Blue Summit
at 2019 Mother's Day Parkfield Bluegrass Festival in Central Coast of California.
Playing a blues/jazz/folk song traced back to the 19th century.

"Make Me a Pallet on your Floor"

https://youtu.be/XubxYfxvI4A


 Molly Tuttle, 3/4/18 Academy of Music Northampton, MA

"Old Man At the Mill"

https://youtu.be/uX56OgaaZF8
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 18, 2019 - 05:46pm PT
I may be up to Vashon Island this fall,I will bring my travel Martin just in case. Terence Wilson

Please feel free to hit me up while you're here, Terence! I can also hook you up with some local jams.
jbaker

Trad climber
Missoula, MT
May 18, 2019 - 06:46pm PT
Great videos, Gnome. I was taking lessons from Mollys dad until I moved to Montana 6 weeks ago. I got to see the Tuttles w/ AJ Lee and Blue Summit quite a few times, plus a few workshops with Molly. Molly, AJ and Sully are all amazing musicians.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 28, 2019 - 10:38pm PT
Just got back from an awesome "every Tuesday" jam at the A-1 Hop Shop tonight. A final reminder that if any Seattle locals want to get together for some pickin' to give me a shout. tompatterson45 (at) comcast (dot) net.
Messages 1 - 354 of total 354 in this topic
Return to Forum List
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta