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Nov 21, 2019 - 9:17:07 AM
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52859 posts since 12/14/2005

drums, harmonica, AND Earl Scruggs.

Wonder how many HARDLINE BLUEGRASS purists would have condemned this as "Earl would NEVER have done it like that!" if Earl had not BEEN there, DOING that.....

 

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 11/21/2019 10:41:40

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:37:34 AM

Mooooo

USA

7199 posts since 8/20/2016

The only thing worse than someone who says "that ain't the way Earl done it" is the guy who thinks that Earl can do no wrong.

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:45:12 AM

chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

I don’t know how many people were “converted” to bluegrass or banjo from that video/event. Hope there were some. Just showbiz stuff, as far as I can see.

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:09:16 AM

Dragonslayer

Mozambique

194 posts since 10/9/2019

I like that video. It's obvious that the musicians (well most of them, Earl didn't look super excited) were having fun

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:41:20 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

Earl probably groaned when Louise lined up this event.... he’d been tied to FMB too long, I imagine. John Hartford once said - in reference to his “Gentle on My Mind” - that if you ever write a hit song you better REALLY like it ‘cause you’ll be playing it the rest of your life. lol

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:53:19 PM
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52859 posts since 12/14/2005

Guitar-pickin' classmate of mine had PREVIOUSLY been in a fraternity which had the Kingston Trio stop in after a campus show, for some partying.
And he asked Bob Shane what it was like, to be a folk-music superstar.
Shane told him
"Try playing Tom Dooley and MTA about twice a night, three to six nights a week, for three years, and see if you get TIRED of it!"

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:07:30 AM

101 posts since 1/7/2019

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Guitar-pickin' classmate of mine had PREVIOUSLY been in a fraternity which had the Kingston Trio stop in after a campus show, for some partying.
And he asked Bob Shane what it was like, to be a folk-music superstar.
Shane told him
"Try playing Tom Dooley and MTA about twice a night, three to six nights a week, for three years, and see if you get TIRED of it!"


What song is MTA?

 

I liked the video. Was the guy playing the Advanced Jumbo Gibson Earl's son?

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:41:12 AM
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1936 posts since 1/16/2010

Man...look at that line-up! They really had some of the greats there. Leon Russell on piano...Paul Schaffer synthesizer/organ, and is that Albert Lee with the red electric guitar? Vince Gil shredding the tele, Randy Scruggs on the Gibson guitar, Steve Martin accompanying banjo...Marty Stuart on mandolin. Not sure about the french harp player or the drummer? Pretty cool....

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:37:06 AM

chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

Gary Scruggs on harp. Not sure who the drummer is.

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:10:45 AM

52859 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by SWT60
quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Guitar-pickin' classmate of mine had PREVIOUSLY been in a fraternity which had the Kingston Trio stop in after a campus show, for some partying.
And he asked Bob Shane what it was like, to be a folk-music superstar.
Shane told him

"Try playing Tom Dooley and MTA about twice a night, three to six nights a week, for three years, and see if you get TIRED of it!"

 


What song is MTA?

I liked the video. Was the guy playing the Advanced Jumbo Gibson Earl's son?


I had not yet  heard FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN,  so, the fast break on THIS song was the THING that convinced me that I just HAD to get a banjo.

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:49:58 AM

101 posts since 1/7/2019

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory
quote:
Originally posted by SWT60
quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Guitar-pickin' classmate of mine had PREVIOUSLY been in a fraternity which had the Kingston Trio stop in after a campus show, for some partying.
And he asked Bob Shane what it was like, to be a folk-music superstar.
Shane told him

"Try playing Tom Dooley and MTA about twice a night, three to six nights a week, for three years, and see if you get TIRED of it!"

 


What song is MTA?

I liked the video. Was the guy playing the Advanced Jumbo Gibson Earl's son?


I had not yet  heard FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN,  so, the fast break on THIS song was the THING that convinced me that I just HAD to get a banjo.


Thank you, yes I've heard it before but never knew the title.

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:41:43 PM

mrbook

USA

1960 posts since 2/22/2006

The drummer is Harry Stinson, who is one of Marty's Fabulous Superlatives.

Nov 25, 2019 - 2:04:02 AM

Dragonslayer

Mozambique

194 posts since 10/9/2019

Don't forget the fiddler! Craig Duncan maybe?

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