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Oct 20, 2019 - 8:07:55 AM
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161 posts since 7/28/2019

50 years of bluegrass. Let's hear it for Larry. One of the true icons.

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:12:34 AM

chuckv97

Canada

44157 posts since 10/5/2013

Mr. Bluegrass Soul

Oct 20, 2019 - 2:49:31 PM

beegee

USA

21365 posts since 7/6/2005

Good stuff. Larry is one of my favorites.

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:36:13 PM
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12267 posts since 10/30/2008

Count Sparkula! He can really manhandle that ol' Martin. I heard him on video recently telling the audience when he puts his capo on he has to leave it loose enough to get a good "rattle" on his strings. He joked "Without my rattle I wouldn't have nothing."

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:22:41 AM

1300 posts since 2/10/2013

I like Larry Spark's music because he sings lots of original tunes that tell a story. Not many older bluegrass performers around. Tunes like "John Deere Tractor".

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:34:25 AM

beegee

USA

21365 posts since 7/6/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Hauser

I like Larry Spark's music because he sings lots of original tunes that tell a story. Not many older bluegrass performers around. Tunes like "John Deere Tractor".


In a period when most  contemporary bluegrass is repetitive and strident(too fast and too high)Larry Sparks remains a story-teller with a soulful delivery. Winter in Miami is a song that that paints a mental picture that conveys a lot of emotion, just one of my favorites. Blue Virginia Blues is another evocative song. Tennesse 1949...the list goes on. He may not write all of his songs, but he sure can deliver them like nobody else

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:53:54 AM

chuckv97

Canada

44157 posts since 10/5/2013

Here’s one with one of his patented guitar breaks at 1:22 , capo'd at 7 yet,,,, sounds like he’s playing on hydro wires
youtu.be/h4fK7fbQn9w

Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/21/2019 10:55:15

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:02:13 AM
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118 posts since 3/26/2015

Great video and I believe that is a younger Jim Britton (here on the hangout) on the banjo. Larry is still doing it like it ought to be. Yes Bluegrass soul is right.

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