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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by needforspeed, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    If you know who Bill, Earl, Lester, and Ricky are, then you're a bona fide bluegrass fan.:banjo: :violin:
  2. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Monroe, Scruggs, Flatt, Skaggs. Do I pass? :banjo: ;)

    If you like BG, I highly recommend Patty Loveless' "Mountain Soul" CD. It's one of those few CD's I can listen to from stem-to-stern without a second thought.
  3. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    Yes, but do you know the super secret hand shake? :D

    Seriously, "Mountain Soul" is a great CD. I'm also fond of Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Alison Krauss, The Johnson Mountain Boys, The Rarely Herd, IIIrd Tyme Out,and Kentucky Thunder.
  4. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Yup, all good'ns too.

    Robert Earl Keen does a song called "Bluegrass Widow", that uses titles of BG songs as 75% of it's lyrics. If you've never heard it, check it out, it's a hoot as well as a purty catchy lil' ditty it's ownself.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Bill Monroe
    Earl Scruggs
    Lester Flatt
    Ricky Skaggs

    I like it a lot. AOL Radio has a bluegrass channel. I occasionally put it on in the evenings when I play on the PC.

    I like Alison Kraus & Union Station. I had a tape by New Grass Revival that I wore out a long time ago. Got my kids hooked on the "Oh brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.


    I lived for a short time in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and there used to be a downtown amphitheater. In the Spring and Summer on Wednesdays they had daily bluegrass music by live artists for folks to listen to. Those were fun memories. One girl who I got to see a couple of times (name escapes me) didn't have a left hand (born without it) and she could play guitar so well. I was always amazed by that because she had to use her stump over the top of the strings instead of her hand from under neath.

    I don't think any of those performers ever became famous but that didn't mean they weren't good. My favorite bluegrass instrument is the mandolin.
  6. DallasCowpoke

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    Wellll duhhhh, her name was "Lefty", I mean seriously, how obvious is that ya ultra maroon!?!? :p:
  7. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    I've never been a blue grass fan, but the Mandolin is one of my favorite stringed instruments. That and the lute.
  8. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    I like my grass green, thank you.

    ;)
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Check out some Bela Fleck... he is among the most respected musicians alive...

    He used to front a band called "New Grass Revival", but more recently "Bela Fleck and the Flecktones"...

    He is amazing...
  10. Cochese

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    I was just going to suggest him. Incredible, incredible musician. I really like his album with Edgar Meyer.
  11. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    May make me sound foolish but...........have you guys gave a listen to the 'O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack? Good stuff.
  12. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Nickel Creek is about as close as I come to bluegrass.
  13. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    For one awful second, I thought you were going to say Nickelback. ;) As far as Nickel Creek, meh, they bore me.
  14. underdark

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    would you expect a guy with an avatar taken from the jacket of a scandanavian pop band to know all of those?

    Tony Rice, Norman Blake and Tim O'Brien are some of my bluegrass favorites.
  15. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    Tony Rice is one of the fastest flatpickers I've ever seen. Although Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill are no slouches, either.
  16. needforspeed

    needforspeed Legend in my spare time

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    My all-time favorite movie and a terrific soundtrack. "Man of Constant Sorrow" is a cover of a Stanley Brothers tune from years ago.

    Another great bluegrass sampler is "Blue Ribbon Bluegrass" on Rounder Records. The cover features a shot of a 6-year-old Allison Krauss playing the fiddle. You'll find some familiar names and some not so familiar. Ultimately, what you'll discover is some hot bluegrass. Like The Johnson Mountain Boys rendition of "Duncan and Brady" or Ricky Skaggs' vocals on "Lost and I'll Never Find the Way" or Allison Krauss singing "Pardon Me" with the Cox Family (who perform in "O Brother"). All in all, it's a pretty good overview of what's happening in the world of bluegrass. For the more traditional crowd, there's Rhino Record's compilation entitled "Appalachian Stomp". From "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" to "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" to "Dooley" (as performed by The Dillards aka The Darlings on The Andy Griffith Show) right up to the grand finale, "Will the Circle be Unbroken?" featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and numerous friends, this CD cooks. If you get a chance, check out either one of these CDs. You'll be glad you did.

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