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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2021, 08:21:30 AM »
Bluegrass is my favorite. I even pick a banjo myself. Although I only know around 30 songs or so and haven't had the time in a while.


Love it. 

Believe it or not, Steve Martin is a pretty good Bluegrass banjo player.  Has some original songs I enjoy.   Steep Canyon Rangers.

"Pretty good"? :laugh: Modest description of a world class, Grammy winning banjo picker :azn:. I seen him in concert and...wow. Here's a video of him playing along with Earl Scruggs and many others on Letterman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMTVV5Lwaw
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2021, 08:33:57 AM »
Bluegrass is my favorite. I even pick a banjo myself. Although I only know around 30 songs or so and haven't had the time in a while.


"Pretty good"? :laugh: Modest description of a world class, Grammy winning banjo picker :azn:. I seen him in concert and...wow. Here's a video of him playing along with Earl Scruggs and many others on Letterman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icMTVV5Lwaw
Better be careful admitting you play the banjo with these guys, Luap.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2021, 08:41:18 AM »
Better be careful admitting you play the banjo with these guys, Luap.
I admitted to that on another thread recently and got this🤔




Dan, I hope you understand it was a joke. That music was the best part of that movie, along with the scenery.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2021, 08:48:08 AM »
Dan, I hope you understand it was a joke. That music was the best part of that movie, along with the scenery.
I forgot to post this picture....



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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2021, 11:28:24 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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What would I call it?
Darn Good!  :thumb:

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I don't know if she's bluegrass, but - caveat: I'm from WI - this is pure mountain it appears to me.
I love her music, personal and beautiful.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2021, 11:47:39 AM »
https://youtu.be/YNN6q0PXTcE

I don't know if she's bluegrass, but - caveat: I'm from WI - this is pure mountain it appears to me.
I love her music, personal and beautiful.

I agree.  Iris dement is awesome!
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2021, 03:11:51 PM »
Believe it or not, Steve Martin is a pretty good Bluegrass banjo player.

I'll agree......pretty good. Grammy's don't make a picker. There are plenty of Banjo pickers that in my opinion have better "style" like J.D. Crowe for instance.
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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2021, 04:30:47 PM »
Been a Scruggs banjo picker since 1989 and love a broad swathe of the genre, and quite a lot outside it and skirting around the edges. The Mercury Sessions recorded by Flatt & Scruggs just after they left Monroe (who was famously tight as a fishes behind!) is some of the finest stuff ever, but then again today Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Noam Pilkeny and a lot of younger folk are just as great, and they stretch it a bit. I'm not completely wedded to US musicians at all; in fact probably some of my favourite songs come from the 2 albums the peerless Paul Kelly made maybe 20? years ago with bluegrass musicians back home in Australia. No, Paul doesn't sound anything like Mr Monroe, but thats not a problem. His music surely has dirt under its fingernails.
The - lockdown has hit me really hard regarding playing. Bluegrass banjo is BAND instrument not a solo instrument. I had a job to do to support the singer and other soloists, and they supported me. Team effort. Starved of jam sessions for 2 years its taken a toll on my playing. So I am systematically practicing my favourites to get into it; Dear Old Dixie, Groundspeed, Salt Creek.....and Clinch Mtn Backstep for a bit of rough hewn Dr Stanley style. :-)

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2021, 10:02:39 AM »
My apologies if this does not qualify as true Bluegrass, but actually is British Folk.
Here is the late Dave Swarbrick, one of the finest fiddle player.
 Worth a listen or two.

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Re: anyone like Bluegrass?
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2021, 06:42:24 AM »
Just been told of a new jam, about 10 miles away in a village pub. A friend has been twice, and says they have need of my banjo and bass. Next one 3rd January, so thats me a good degree happier than I was a week ago.  :thumb:
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