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Apr 16, 2018 - 4:04:41 PM
16 posts since 3/29/2018

hanging out listening to Bill Monroe, youtube.com/watch?v=ioZpmTfkGmI what's the scoop on this guy....melodics at 1966...Im no novice, but this guy is new to me and I'm impressed.

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:05:20 PM
likes this

16 posts since 3/29/2018

Molly and tenbrooks is incredible

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:54:28 PM

465 posts since 1/25/2017

Don and Bobby Thompson were good friends.

Apr 16, 2018 - 6:26:09 PM

3716 posts since 6/15/2005

Left-handed, too.

Apr 16, 2018 - 6:32:04 PM

164 posts since 5/9/2017

One of the few left-handed pros! There's Jamie Sparks from the Bluegrass Brothers, but other than him, I don't know of any pros that are lefties.

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:10:14 PM

10711 posts since 10/30/2008

Don appears in a number of old videos with Bill & Blue Grass Boys from that period. See them on YouTube. Good picker.

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:01:42 AM

3221 posts since 4/27/2004

Don was a really nice fella too! I got to go to his house one time and he gave me an autographed photo of him and Monroe! He was tragically killed in a house fire.

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:14:45 PM

3716 posts since 6/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Nathan Nisley

One of the few left-handed pros! There's Jamie Sparks from the Bluegrass Brothers, but other than him, I don't know of any pros that are lefties.


Bobby Slone, fiddler/bass player with JD Crowe and the New South.

Jamie Johnson, a founding member and former lead singer/guitarist of the Grascals.

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:25:14 AM

164 posts since 5/9/2017

quote:
Originally posted by arnie fleischer
quote:
Originally posted by Nathan Nisley

One of the few left-handed pros! There's Jamie Sparks from the Bluegrass Brothers, but other than him, I don't know of any pros that are lefties.


Bobby Slone, fiddler/bass player with JD Crowe and the New South.

Jamie Johnson, a founding member and former lead singer/guitarist of the Grascals.


In my post, I guess I was just thinking of banjo players. There are a few lefties on other instruments too. I think one of the Cherryholmes siblings played the fiddle left-handed.

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:53:27 PM

194 posts since 7/5/2016

The banjo player sounds great but that's the worst Monroe recording I've heard. At times it sounds like they are playing two different songs. Monroe and Don are the only ones not messing up three chord songs.

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