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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.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Jul 10, 2010 - 05:11pm PT
Sams Bush has always been kinda jam band like but Rowan and Green were in on the real deal early on. Pretty sure Rowan cut his teeth with Monroe.

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. And out of left field, Steve Earle made one of the classic (mostly) bluegrass records of his generation (The Mountain, with Del and the boys).

Jam band bluegrass sells more records and fills up the festival lawns. Hopefully, like the blue grass folk revival of the 60's, it will inspire a new generation to check out the old dads.

Support your local bluegrass scene, throw a couple of bucks in the jar next time you do.
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!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 10, 2010 - 08:03pm PT
Bertrand,

Artistic purists.........We must educate the public, then they will understand.

Stop liking that, like this;

As long as it causes dancing VS. consternation, there will be happiness !!!
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:

Credit: Willoughby

Credit: Willoughby

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:
Credit: Willoughby
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