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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: best Scott Vestal albums to check out?? recommendations?

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nitehawk0z - Posted - 02/24/2020:  16:41:01

Hi All:

Since playing banjo, I've mainly been hooked on Scruggs and Crowe but I now feel the urge to explore other players as well. I hear Vestal's name all the time but I haven't heard many of his recordings. Any recommended, must-have, Scott Vestal albums/songs? Quicksilver or solo...doesn't matter to me...

cantpick - Posted - 02/24/2020:  16:48:27

This my all time favorite bluegrass Scott Vestal stuff from Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver's CD:

Once and For Always/The New is Out


I think Once and For Always is Terry Baucom, but The News is Out is Scott Vestal

Edited by - cantpick on 02/24/2020 16:50:32

jonfinder - Posted - 02/24/2020:  17:18:01

His Bluegrass series is amazing. One album per year Bluegrass 97, Bluegrass 1998, Bluegrass 1999, Bluegrass 2000.

nitehawk0z - Posted - 02/24/2020:  17:27:43

Thanks for these recommendations so far, can't wait to check them out!

stanleytone - Posted - 02/24/2020:  18:02:32

Livewire was a great band .Southern Connection was a great band too.

Edited by - stanleytone on 02/24/2020 18:04:57

cantpick - Posted - 02/24/2020:  18:08:11


Originally posted by stanleytone

Livewire was a great band .Southern Connection was a great band too.

I've seen Southern Connection on YouTube - are there any studio recorded CDs out there of them?

jwold - Posted - 02/25/2020:  13:18:19

X2 on jonfinder's suggestions on the bluegrass series.

IIRC he put out a tab book and his own recordings after he left DLQS, the main tune I remember was his version of Ground Speed which thanks to the internet can be seen here, his second break starts at :49 and well worth checking out.

stanleytone - Posted - 02/27/2020:  17:30:03

youtube has a whole album of southern connection on it doug.

lanemb - Posted - 02/27/2020:  17:59:20

That is one strange banjo neck.

jonfinder - Posted - 03/02/2020:  09:41:59


There is the banjo. It's his own design, the Vestal Stealth. Long peg head probably needs a special case.

No inlay! Takes a special player.


Edited by - jonfinder on 03/02/2020 09:55:34

lanemb - Posted - 03/02/2020:  10:12:06

Seems like a cool banjo.

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