Posted by john leary on Saturday, December 10, 2011
I've been part of a four piece (Scruggs style) bluegrass band (banjo/vocalist, double bass/vocalist, guitar/vocalist & female harmonist) for quite some time now. We call ourselves (for want of calling ourselves something) "The Sheaf River Band" after a river in Sheffield of the same name.
For the past few months we've been getting together with 2 really good musicians, fiddle & mandolin players, and doing two monthly, (1st & 2nd Thurs), informal bluegrass evening in two different pubs in the Sheffield and Penistone areas, As you can imagine, this configuration, makes a really good bluegrass sound. Then sometimes there's other musicians, fiddles, mandolins, singers, guitars, come and join in the fun.
Some of my friends on BHO will know that Joemac, Jane C and others have run a few banjo workshops in Derby this last couple of years and I have to say I've put the lessons on banjo back-up to (hopefully) good effect.
To put it in a nut shell, I have to say that I'm really enjoying the music at the moment and hope to continue for the foreseeable future.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @5:06:46 AM
John, thats great news, so glad to hear your enjoying your music. Merry Xmas to you mate. I beleive there is to be another workshop early in the new year............Joe
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