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I'm Stuck on the "Old" Seldom Scene

Posted by Tim-mater on Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lately I just can't keep the older Seldom Scene albums out of my car's CD carousel... I have about wore out Act 2, Act 3, and Live at the Cellar Door.

I mean Jerry Douglas is an amazing dobro player, but Mike Auldridge is about the most tasteful musician playing any instrument - ever... And Ben Eldridge is nothing short of inspiring on those old recordings.

OK - I admit it - I should be more contemporary and stuck on Cadillac Sky (they are fantastic) - or staying up late perfecting Mambo Banjo (which I have done... the staying up late "trying" part not the "perfecting" part)...

I guess I am just thinking of the good old day's, but darn it they WERE great weren't they? Great bluegrass... the original Seldom Scene, the super bands (Waller, Yates, Emerson, Lawson) -  (Crowe, Rice, Douglas, Skaggs) - those were great bands.

Anyway - Back to the 70's CDs- I think 'C&O Canal' is the next track!

4 comments on “I'm Stuck on the "Old" Seldom Scene”

tklassen Says:
Sunday, February 10, 2008 @9:58:29 PM

I saw these guys a few times in late 70's, attended a workshop by Ben, listened to Duffy sing, shattering my knee caps with his high tenor, heard my first bass solo by Tom Grey, and heard Mike play Tennessee Stud live.  They were awesome, My old train album says Appalachian rain on the cover and Appalachian train on the vinyl centre piece never did figure out what was the real name of the tune.

They were great and I consider myself very lucky to have heard them live.


Tim-mater Says:
Sunday, February 10, 2008 @10:05:53 PM

When they were together I was going to jr high in Oregon... Not very close to the action, but I would have loved to have seen them.

Texasbanjo Says:
Monday, February 11, 2008 @10:32:50 AM

Have you heard their latest album:  Scenechronized?  It's excellent.  Maybe not exactly the same players, but it's still very good.

Tim-mater Says:
Monday, February 11, 2008 @7:48:00 PM

I will check it out, thank you.

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