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kmwaterstx - Posted - 10/20/2019:  08:07:55


50 years of bluegrass. Let's hear it for Larry. One of the true icons.

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/20/2019:  08:12:34


Mr. Bluegrass Soul

beegee - Posted - 10/20/2019:  14:49:31


Good stuff. Larry is one of my favorites.

The Old Timer - Posted - 10/20/2019:  17:36:13


Count Sparkula! He can really manhandle that ol' Martin. I heard him on video recently telling the audience when he puts his capo on he has to leave it loose enough to get a good "rattle" on his strings. He joked "Without my rattle I wouldn't have nothing."

Richard Hauser - Posted - 10/21/2019:  08:22:41


I like Larry Spark's music because he sings lots of original tunes that tell a story. Not many older bluegrass performers around. Tunes like "John Deere Tractor".

beegee - Posted - 10/21/2019:  10:34:25


quote:

Originally posted by Richard Hauser

I like Larry Spark's music because he sings lots of original tunes that tell a story. Not many older bluegrass performers around. Tunes like "John Deere Tractor".






In a period when most  contemporary bluegrass is repetitive and strident(too fast and too high)Larry Sparks remains a story-teller with a soulful delivery. Winter in Miami is a song that that paints a mental picture that conveys a lot of emotion, just one of my favorites. Blue Virginia Blues is another evocative song. Tennesse 1949...the list goes on. He may not write all of his songs, but he sure can deliver them like nobody else

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/21/2019:  10:53:54


Here’s one with one of his patented guitar breaks at 1:22 , capo'd at 7 yet,,,, sounds like he’s playing on hydro wires

youtu.be/h4fK7fbQn9w


Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/21/2019 10:55:15

pappy c - Posted - 10/21/2019:  11:02:13


Great video and I believe that is a younger Jim Britton (here on the hangout) on the banjo. Larry is still doing it like it ought to be. Yes Bluegrass soul is right.

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