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Dec 5, 2020 - 7:22:31 AM
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Dec 5, 2020 - 7:47:34 AM

5783 posts since 10/13/2007

Good post Brian. it will be worth tuning into.

Thanks,
ken

Dec 5, 2020 - 8:42:06 AM
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Eric A

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Food for thought:

https://bluegrasstoday.com/whos-the-real-father-of-bluegrass/

The point being they are measuring 75 years of bluegrass from when Earl Scruggs started, not from when Bill Monroe started.  Deliberately stirring the pot...


 

Dec 5, 2020 - 9:19:06 AM

2421 posts since 12/31/2005

I see I posted this in clawhammer/old time by mistake. Intended for Other banjo topics.

Dec 5, 2020 - 2:56:38 PM
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My son Russ was really pumped to be invited to play banjo on this show (he is filling in tonight with Brooke and Darin Aldridge), it will be his first time back to play at the Opry (or anywhere else for that matter) since March, every event and show he was scheduled to play since March has been cancelled. It has been an exceptionally tough year for every traditional musician I know, especially those like Russ that made most of their living playing live venues. We'll be tuning in just to share his joy at being able to play there again. All of the musicians were required to be tested for the virus prior to being able to play tonight.

Dec 8, 2020 - 5:52:27 PM

mrbook

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1996 posts since 2/22/2006

I enjoyed the show, but didn't see much attention given to the banjo players in any group. They seemed to be turned down in the sound mix, and a lot of songs didn't have banjo solos. Is that the future of bluegrass?

Dec 10, 2020 - 2:01:52 PM
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Eric A

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quote:
Originally posted by mrbook

I enjoyed the show, but didn't see much attention given to the banjo players in any group. They seemed to be turned down in the sound mix, and a lot of songs didn't have banjo solos. Is that the future of bluegrass?


My cable provider has a bluegrass music channel and I can't even stand to listen to it.  The mix, the vocals, everything just sounds like something off of a regular Country station.  I don't even know who the artists are doing this new bluegrass, but they make me want to puke.

Dec 10, 2020 - 2:16:32 PM
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Bluegrass has been, or has become, a "catch-all" for anything Americana. I guess I owe it to my dad, who raised me on 70's-on bluegrass festivals, that I deem only "hard-drivin' traditional bluegrass" to be bluegrass. I know that I am narrow-minded, and even though I cannot play it well myself, I still prefer more traditional stuff.

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