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anyone like Bluegrass?
« on: December 03, 2021, 05:29:40 PM »
No Bluegrass stations on the radio in my area, but here's a good one online.
https://bluegrasscountry.org/
Hit the listen tab on the right.

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 05:56:21 PM »
Bluegrass is my fav! It all started with an old boy turned me on to Doc Watson when I was 12. By 16 I was sneaking in a local bar to see him play.

When I got wheels I started going to the National Flat pick competition in Winfield, Ks. I've been to Telluride a few times and Merle fest 4 times, yea, I'm plumb ate up with Bluegrass  :thumb:

Hell, I carried Bill Monroe's mandolin in local bar on a icy night  :laugh:
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 06:04:59 PM »
I think people are unaware of the sound. Wish some local station would just try it for a month as a test.
Bet it would take off.

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2021, 06:35:07 PM »
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2021, 06:41:04 PM »
No Bluegrass stations on the radio in my area, but here's a good one online.
https://bluegrasscountry.org/
Hit the listen tab on the right.

I used to listen to Bluegrass Country when Jerry Gray and other "old timers" were still hosting. Even better was when Bluegrass was played on WAMU (DC are public radio station) every weekday from 3-5 pm and "Stained Glass Bluegrass" on Sunday morning. The Eddie Stubbs Show was on later (old county, Honky Tonk, etc.). https://bluegrasscountry.org/about/history-of-bluegrass-on-wamu-bluegrass-country/ Went to a lot of WAMU supported concerts back in the mid-'90s, mostly at the Lucketts Schoolhouse https://luckettsbluegrass.org/. Miss those days.

Haven't listened much since Jerry Gray passed away and Eddie Stubbs moved to Nashville to host the Grand Ole Opry.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2021, 07:24:30 PM »
Love it. 

Believe it or not, Steve Martin is a pretty good Bluegrass banjo player.  Has some original songs I enjoy.   Steep Canyon Rangers. 
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2021, 08:46:16 PM »
Yup, wanna be banjo picker. I like guitar as well but not in a bluegrass vein.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2021, 09:01:23 PM »
Yup, wanna be banjo picker. I like guitar as well but not in a bluegrass vein.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 09:12:44 PM »
Growing up on the farm in VT, Sunday mornings were waffles or pancakes after dad came in from milking followed by bluegrass all morning on the stereo he built.  mostly Flat & Scruggs, but lots of Banjo Contests records that had a few people we knew.  My best friend's family played as a band.  His father was a banjo pickin' addict in the Earl Scruggs style.  Never could get enough of his pickin and he played all the time.  Dad aspired to play like him, but never did.  I just gave dad's banjo to my nephew but not sure he'll ever play it.

The only thing that we (me and dad) ever really did together was go to a nearby bluegrass festival in NC right after I graduated high school to see Raymond Fairchild. We sat in the rain for about an hour so we would have a dry place to sit once it quit raining....  It was a great day because he played early enough that we could get home in time to milk.

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2021, 09:54:37 PM »
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2021, 05:07:53 AM »
Years ago when I had a farm in pleasant shade Tennessee just over the green hill road was defeated creek where a fellow by the name of Billy Powell had a tire shop with a raccoon chained to a pile of used tires. There were on most days some good old boys picking out front . He later founded the defeated creek blue grass festival that still is a yearly event sadly Billy passed away as did his son they were great friends. I highly recommend going there plus there are some fantastic twisty roads but be careful on the green hill rod or the legend of six eyes will get you

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2021, 05:48:25 AM »
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Hey Pete, Thanks for that link. Not many play Bluegrass, they're missing out. We are too.
The other station doesn't do ads either. Both rely on donations
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2021, 06:06:08 AM »
Hey Pete, Thanks for that link. Not many play Bluegrass, they're missing out. We are too.
The other station doesn't do ads either. Both rely on donations

My wife’s Dad is from the town that station originates from. Bluegrass predominates during weekdays. More contemporary music in the evenings and weekends.

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2021, 06:36:48 AM »
One of my favorite bluegrass albums circa early 1970's was "Will the circle be unbroken".
A younger group called the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band teamed up with bluegrass legends to produce a 3 record set.
Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis, Vasssar Clements are a few of the musicians that participated.
Gives me an idea for a gift, thanks.
https://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/nitty-gritty-dirt-band-an-unbroken-circle/
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2021, 07:59:49 AM »
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2021, 08:08:00 AM »
Have to agree with SmithSwede, Steve Martin is very good. I understand he had some instruction from John McEuen. Attended Winfield a number of times over the years. Ruth attended the first and one and only spring event back in the day. Always amazed me that over 10,000 people could be together for days with no conflicts or incidents to speak of.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2021, 08:14:38 AM »
One of my favorite bluegrass albums circa early 1970's was "Will the circle be unbroken".
A younger group called the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band teamed up with bluegrass legends to produce a 3 record set.
Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Merle Travis, Vasssar Clements are a few of the musicians that participated.
Gives me an idea for a gift, thanks.
https://thebluegrasssituation.com/read/nitty-gritty-dirt-band-an-unbroken-circle/

That was a really good record.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2021, 06:55:45 PM »
So I think I need clarification.

I've been gradually adding to a playlist that (I think) crossed the line from bluegrass to folk (acoustic) and back again.
When I was a young man I loved "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and IIRC it had elements and performers from the genres of folk, bluegrass, and country.

I am wondering what kind of music on I am focusing in on my playlist. I've got flatpickers like Doc Watson, Billy Strings, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas,and Molly Tuttle. Banjo players Bela Fleck, Alison Brown, and Ralph Stanley, Mandolins by Sara Jarosz and Sierra Hull, and Mark O' Connor and Sara Watkins fiddling.
There is also a fair Austin contingent represented with Blaze Foley and Guy Clark, et al.

I thought it was country, then decided it was folk, but after reading this post, think that much of it may be bluegrass.

So, how do folk and bluegrass differ?? Are they both a subset of country? Or is it the other way around?

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2021, 08:22:42 PM »
So I think I need clarification.

I've been gradually adding to a playlist that (I think) crossed the line from bluegrass to folk (acoustic) and back again.
When I was a young man I loved "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and IIRC it had elements and performers from the genres of folk, bluegrass, and country.

I am wondering what kind of music on I am focusing in on my playlist. I've got flatpickers like Doc Watson, Billy Strings, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas,and Molly Tuttle. Banjo players Bela Fleck, Alison Brown, and Ralph Stanley, Mandolins by Sara Jarosz and Sierra Hull, and Mark O' Connor and Sara Watkins fiddling.
There is also a fair Austin contingent represented with Blaze Foley and Guy Clark, et al.

I thought it was country, then decided it was folk, but after reading this post, think that much of it may be bluegrass.


So, how do folk and bluegrass differ?? Are they both a subset of country? Or is it the other way around?

Adave, IMHO, as a long time Bluegrass follower, one must listen to and appreciate the genius of the GRANDFATHER OF BLUEGRASS, BILL MONROE.  After all, he was the originator. He made up the name and he is responsible for the signature "HIGH LONESOME SOUND" that is the definitive sound of Bluegrass music. The rest is great, but "Big Mon" started it all.  :thumb:
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2021, 08:25:00 PM »
HOT RIZE was great "Back in the day" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkUxu6RbFKc
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2021, 09:57:18 PM »
So I think I need clarification.

I've been gradually adding to a playlist that (I think) crossed the line from bluegrass to folk (acoustic) and back again.
When I was a young man I loved "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and IIRC it had elements and performers from the genres of folk, bluegrass, and country.

I am wondering what kind of music on I am focusing in on my playlist. I've got flatpickers like Doc Watson, Billy Strings, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas,and Molly Tuttle. Banjo players Bela Fleck, Alison Brown, and Ralph Stanley, Mandolins by Sara Jarosz and Sierra Hull, and Mark O' Connor and Sara Watkins fiddling.
There is also a fair Austin contingent represented with Blaze Foley and Guy Clark, et al.

I thought it was country, then decided it was folk, but after reading this post, think that much of it may be bluegrass.

So, how do folk and bluegrass differ?? Are they both a subset of country? Or is it the other way around?

My opinion:  Bluegrass is music by a band.  Folk is my an individual.    Country has become so commercialized that it's meaningless.  In the Hank Williams days, country and folk would have been the same.  Don't miss out on the jazzier side of Bluegrass / newgrass / jamgrass .  By your play list, I'm sure you must be aware of Dave Grisman, Stringdusters, & many others who extend the sound.  To me, this is the best place to hear creative music now.  Plus it's friendly and accessible.  A good listening source is wwuh.org the bluegrass show is 9 - 1 on Saturday, but can be streamed whenever.  I added a picture of my ride as I left for Grey Fox Festival a few years back (saw Steep Canyon Rangers that night)

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2021, 05:31:01 AM »
Well I suppose she is not considered bluegrass but I like her music.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FikZwgj89HI

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2021, 05:51:11 AM »
Well I suppose she is not considered bluegrass but I like her music.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FikZwgj89HI

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2021, 06:32:01 AM »
I've been listening to Crandall Creek lately. My wife has seen them live, but I haven't had the chance yet. Abby Latocha can sing IMO.

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2021, 06:38:31 AM »
I think there is a good history and explanation of Bluegrass at Wikipedia. While Bill Monroe coined the phrase, they were playing this type of music long before particularly in Appalachia. Its primarily instrumental vs vocal for country and folk.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music

Good example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-A3aTtpgfM

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2021, 06:57:36 AM »
We saw these guys once in Flagstaff...They were GREAT! The Earls of Leicester

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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2021, 07:27:16 AM »
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