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Does INCLUDING a ukulele PREVENT this from being "Bluegrass"?

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Jan 21, 2021 - 3:20:02 PM
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56634 posts since 12/14/2005

Just asking for a friend!

Jan 21, 2021 - 3:42:25 PM
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banjo bill-e

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10639 posts since 2/22/2007

The uke is not the issue!

Jan 21, 2021 - 3:44:13 PM

J e f f

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3526 posts since 12/16/2009

Loved it, Mike! Put a smile on my face.

Jan 21, 2021 - 4:17:41 PM
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11463 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

The uke is not the issue!


Bill ..... beat me to it!

Jan 21, 2021 - 4:44:30 PM

J e f f

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3526 posts since 12/16/2009

Is it the costumes? The Barbara Streisand picture on the wall?

Jan 21, 2021 - 4:45:39 PM
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56634 posts since 12/14/2005

Youtube has several other allegedly "Bluegrass" covers of that QUEEN hit, if you care to look.

Jan 21, 2021 - 5:51:02 PM
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3207 posts since 4/29/2012

If we can self-identify as to gender we should surely be allowed to self-identify as to genre. If they say it's Bluegrass then it's Bluegrass.

Jan 21, 2021 - 6:30:49 PM
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chuckv97

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Chris Jones now has a ukulele/banjoist in the band - Grace van’t Hof. Check it out.
youtu.be/ImlSkXZEMmM


 

Jan 21, 2021 - 6:45:12 PM
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J e f f

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3526 posts since 12/16/2009

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Chris Jones now has a ukulele/banjoist in the band - Grace van’t Hof. Check it out.
youtu.be/ImlSkXZEMmM


The place where they're playing in that video looks very familiar. Several years ago my wife and I visited a place that looked exactly like that. Near Asheville, NC I think. And I remember talking with a guy that worked there. He had a cheap banjo in his office. I asked if I could play it. He let me and I think I played Cripple Creek.

Jan 21, 2021 - 6:53:45 PM
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J e f f

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3526 posts since 12/16/2009

Yup. That's the place. Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum.

Jan 21, 2021 - 6:56:05 PM
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chuckv97

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Good eye, Jeff..... didn’t think it was Alabama, NY.....

Jan 21, 2021 - 7:23:23 PM
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11463 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by J e f f
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Chris Jones now has a ukulele/banjoist in the band - Grace van’t Hof. Check it out.
youtu.be/ImlSkXZEMmM


The place where they're playing in that video looks very familiar. Several years ago my wife and I visited a place that looked exactly like that. Near Asheville, NC I think. And I remember talking with a guy that worked there. He had a cheap banjo in his office. I asked if I could play it. He let me and I think I played Cripple Creek.


Not surprised ...... Asheville sounds about right!

Jan 21, 2021 - 7:23:58 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Chris Jones now has a ukulele/banjoist in the band - Grace van’t Hof. Check it out.
youtu.be/ImlSkXZEMmM


Outstanding Chuck ....... again, it ain't the ukulele!

Jan 21, 2021 - 7:45:11 PM

9835 posts since 8/22/2006

String band music. It has percussion instrument rendering it pseudo grass.

Jan 21, 2021 - 7:46:14 PM
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chuckv97

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quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Chris Jones now has a ukulele/banjoist in the band - Grace van’t Hof. Check it out.
youtu.be/ImlSkXZEMmM


Outstanding Chuck ....... again, it ain't the ukulele!


You can say THAT again...!


 

Jan 21, 2021 - 10:52:12 PM

Paul R

Canada

13860 posts since 1/28/2010

Really, Mike, if you want opinions, you should have posted this in the Bluegrass section. You might get more opinions than you bargained for!

Jan 21, 2021 - 10:55:55 PM

421 posts since 10/4/2018

I don't think any acoustic stringed instrument prevents it from being bluegrass (as long as it's not overpowering). They are playing in cut time, They are singing in nice harmony, there's a banjo, mandolin, and guitar. All telltale signs of bluegrass. It could do without the percussion instrument, that thing really takes away from the groove, I would categorize this as bluegrass. Great bluegrass? Nope, but bluegrass nonetheless. Their wardrobe says questionable powers of decision making.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 01/21/2021 22:59:19

Jan 22, 2021 - 3:17:09 AM

3871 posts since 12/6/2009

Bluegrass ?????.....sounds more like New Christy Minstrel hootenanny.
Bluegrass is going the way that Country is taking.

Jan 22, 2021 - 3:43:39 AM

1842 posts since 8/7/2008

“It’s all rock and roll to me” quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD

If we can self-identify as to gender we should surely be allowed to self-identify as to genre. If they say it's Bluegrass then it's Bluegrass.


Jan 22, 2021 - 5:34:43 AM

1530 posts since 2/4/2013

My guess is that at least 99.9% of the world population don't know what bluegrass is. And don't care either. For most people non bluegrass bluegrass is bluegrass. I certainly like bluegrass much more when it's not bluegrass.

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:09:37 AM
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333 posts since 4/11/2019

I guess I shouldn't be so ashamed to wear my llama suit....

Jan 22, 2021 - 6:41:14 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25466 posts since 8/3/2003

I prefer to hear people singing, not screaming. Other than that..... no problem with the uke or the percussion (I presume it's a drum, can't see what it is). Not my idea of bluegrass, but it does have a banjo, so....

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:32:16 AM

104 posts since 5/14/2014

I've played plectrum banjo and recently begun 5-string.
If it's fun to hear, it's fun to hear, "authentic" or not.
Like that silly little old man, Mike Gregory, once said:
"Different strums for different chums!"

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:37:34 AM

J e f f

USA

3526 posts since 12/16/2009

According to their Facebook page they classify themselves as an Indie Folk Rock band.

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:38:08 AM

2503 posts since 2/10/2013

I'm betting that some banjo players "wince" when it is considered a "must" instrument in bluegrass. I think the banjo, like the other stringed instruments, can be adapted to other types of music. Some banjo players started playing bluegrass music because it was the only option available when they started playing.

I liked bands like the "Seldom Scene" and "Newgrass Revival", but the label seems to sometime be misapplied. I guess I should not be surprised. The same thing has happened in "country" music. Big $$$ aren't in Bluegrass or traditional Country music.

Bluegrass badly needs some new songwriters. In addition, it should stop having performances out in the middle of nowhere. How many of todays young bluegrass singers have every seen a log cabin ?

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:50:41 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Chris Jones now has a ukulele/banjoist in the band - Grace van’t Hof. Check it out.
youtu.be/ImlSkXZEMmM


Outstanding Chuck ....... again, it ain't the ukulele!


You can say THAT again...!


What banjo?

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