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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
Credit: Willoughby

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 R´co, starts at 5ish. Also, it's worth mentioning that since both stages are outdoors, the music probably won't go past 10:30.



Credit: Willoughby
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)

Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Sep 20, 2010 - 09:56am PT
Heads up to any musicians going to the facelift. I'll be jamming thur, fri, and sat night. Not a real bluegrass musician per-se but I would like to do a whole set in the high lonesome at Yeller Pines.

Beginners are OK as long as you have rhythm.

High on a Mountain Top anyone?

Timid T (aka Andy Tomaselli)
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
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Sep 20, 2010 - 10:52am PT
I can pick a little bluegrass, at about a 5.6 level.

Sounds pretty nice on my crispy old D18 with some new strings.
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?
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Sep 20, 2010 - 10:29pm PT
Delhi D,

You'll definitely be there in spirit. I better dust off my not so bluegrass version of In the Pines, somewhere between Ledbelly's and Cobain's versions but I'll try to conjure a little Kentucky Colonels.

Hope some of you bring some instruments to Yeller Pines.

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

climber
the edge of America
Sep 21, 2010 - 12:18am PT
Never been to Strawberry, Chief, that started up after I left those parts.

I hear it's a great time.

I'm always up for some jamming (if you got rhythm), but it's been quite a spell since I was able to spend time in the Valley.

Custom, redwood top birdseye maple sides and back, and the '69 D18
Custom, redwood top birdseye maple sides and back, and the '69 D18
Credit: The Warbler



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
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