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Posted by clio on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just watched the Obama inaugration  on tv and was very disappointed. They had a band play with one fiddle, a clarinet, a chello, and a pianer, but no banjo!

What a let down! 

6 comments on “IN AUG”

J-Walk Says:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @12:59:26 PM

That's EXACTLY what I thought.

Banjosnob Says:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @1:29:13 PM

What are they thinking!!!!!!!!!

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @7:02:19 PM

I knew it was going to be a disappointment, so I didn't bother watching.  I was thinking that the festivities would be markedly improved by featuring the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reyna and Dan Gellert, Adam Hurt, Brad Leftwich, Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman.  It could not have hurt to also include Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Trashbanjo Says:
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @9:06:03 AM

I wouldnt be too dissapointed.I havent seen too much classical music played with a banjer in the group,although it would be a improvement.

clio Says:
Thursday, January 22, 2009 @5:33:44 PM

that was not classical. John Williams stole the tune from Aaron Copeland'a Appalachian Springs, and it came originally from a dead cult, the Shakers. Would have sounded much better on banjo and dulcimer.

Trashbanjo Says:
Friday, January 23, 2009 @5:55:07 AM

Hey, not only that I just read it was pre rcorded.

The quartet -- violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Gabriela Montero -- performed "Air and Simple Gifts," composed by John Williams for the occasion. However, they recorded the piece two days before the Tuesday inauguration Carole Florman, a spokeswoman for the Joint Congressional Committee, said.


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