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Jun 16, 2019 - 3:01:05 PM
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1917 posts since 8/10/2005

Last night I saw the Sons of Blue Grass concert. It was Butch Robins, Doug Hutchins, TomEwing, and several other of the old bluegrass boys. it was very cool to see how they worked together, how they communicated with each other, and how they shared a common bond that really very few people in the world share. They played songs of Bill Monroe that we all know and they played them well.
They frequently told stories about Bill and their times with Bill and it was very very great. Watching these fellows, who have lived many many years with this music was very inspirational.

Music heroes like Butch Robins, Doug Hutchins and the others playing together was priceless. If this event ever happens again, everybody here should make a real effort to try and see it.

Edited by - budbennett on 06/17/2019 07:04:44

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:54:16 PM

chuckv97

Canada

41025 posts since 10/5/2013

Sounds great. Wish I’d been there.

Jun 16, 2019 - 4:46:51 PM

Mooooo

USA

6895 posts since 8/20/2016

you make any videos?

Jun 16, 2019 - 5:02:13 PM
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1917 posts since 8/10/2005

No, I didn't make a video, my phone is pretty @#$6_$ up. It was cool to see all those guys though.

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:12:15 PM

Mooooo

USA

6895 posts since 8/20/2016

It does sound like a great show, that's why I was praying for a video...I would love to see them. I hope your phone gets better soon.

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:52:01 PM

5054 posts since 10/13/2007

Bud, Where was the concert held?
ken

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:51 PM
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1917 posts since 8/10/2005

There were two in our area, one at the Galax music center on the parkway and one at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount. Both are terrific venues.

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:37:13 AM
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5054 posts since 10/13/2007

Thanks Bud,

Here is what I could find on youtube from the concert. Maybe more will show up. In 2006 in Bloomington Indiana I saw Butch with Mike Compton and David Grier do a celebration of Bill Monroe. They did the same format as you saw and It was one of the greatest shows I have ever seen. The thing that stuck with me the most from the show was their timing. You could not sit still during the show. You had to move or tap your feet. It was just beautiful and showed me what is missing in a lot of the bluegrass of today.  Hopefully more tapings will come up on youtube. Here they are warming up on Jerusalem Ridge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxE8t7cVR_Y

Ken

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:02 AM
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1917 posts since 8/10/2005

There are a bunch of videos popping up on facebook so probably youtube will get some too. I tried to share them but couldn't.

(from your linked video) Robert Bowlin.... wow, he is great. (Also there was Billy Baker who played fiddle with Monroe in the early 1960s. And was Kenny Baker's cousin.) Mostly I'm not a huge fan of the fiddle but Bowlin was playing some really great stuff that really caught my ear.

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:59:04 AM
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1917 posts since 8/10/2005

Blue Grass Breakdown

Here you go, here's one.

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:46:30 PM

5054 posts since 10/13/2007

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:17:50 AM

TonyW

USA

82 posts since 10/13/2007

I saw them on Saturday night. It was a great show. We have a good video of Jerusalem Ridge I'll try to post later. budbennett I sat one row ahead of you. I remember Butch recognizing you.

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:22:27 AM

1917 posts since 8/10/2005

Hey cool, small world!

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