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Dec 26, 2021 - 1:59:44 PM
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Dec 28, 2021 - 12:58:02 PM

14708 posts since 10/30/2008

Dec 28, 2021 - 2:33:19 PM

151 posts since 7/26/2020

I was actually just about to post about this same thing.

Though we are all human, it’s a very unfortunate mistake.

Dec 28, 2021 - 2:46:30 PM
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1251 posts since 4/12/2004

How is it possible that a newspaper in Nashville, of all places, would allow this to be published. They also pointed out that J.D. had won a Grammy for "his" song "Fireball". The source of the story was Associated Press, so that shoddy journalism is not surprising, but the Nashville paper still has a responsibility to get the details right before they publish. Moreover, the fact that a Nashville paper was unwilling to devote their own resources to the story is an insult to the memory of J.D. The editors there should be ashamed themselves.

Dec 29, 2021 - 7:02:24 PM



63722 posts since 10/5/2013

Nashville still doesn’t embrace bluegrass music,, new country gets attention there, methinks.

Jan 6, 2022 - 9:49:42 AM

14708 posts since 10/30/2008

If you didn't hear the Sirius/XM "Track by Track" with JD and Rickey Wasson three months ago, it's being replayed 3 times this weekend. All the tracks from the "new" CD that should come out by spring. LOTS of JD playing classic banjo stuff.

From Sirius/XM Bluegrass Junction Facebook page today.

During the month of January, it's the Best of '21 on Sidetracks with Kyle Cantrell! First up is "Crowe & Wasson," which had its World Premiere on Bluegrass Junction in October. Kyle talks with the late J.D. Crowe and Rickey Wasson for a show full of fantastic music and great memories. As a side note, this show marked J.D.s final interview (he passed away December 24). It's definitely one not to miss.
Friday (1/7) at 11 AM EST
Saturday (1/8) at 8 AM EST
Sunday (1/9) at Noon EST
Monday at (1/10) 9 PM EST
Also streaming on the SiriusXM App, now free for most subscribers. Download it and start listening today!

I heard it the first time it ran. You just couldn't ask for more as far as JD's picking.

Jan 12, 2022 - 1:35:57 PM

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Jan 14, 2022 - 10:27:45 AM

649 posts since 5/20/2008

I play clawhammer now. But, many many years ago, I broke into the banjo scene playing bluegrass. J.D. was one of my heroes.  Brilliant player and arranger.

But, in reading some of the tributes, I've found myself slightly annoyed at the suggestion that he was, somehow, the first great innovator, e.g. drawing from the world of rock and beyond. For my money, the Dillards' 1968 Wheatstraw Suite was the first big breakout recording, with songs by Jesse Lee Kincaird, Lennon/McCartney, Tim Hardin, and out-of-the-box instrumentation with some electric banjo, strings, pedal steel and drums.   To this day I love their version of She Sang Hymns Out of Tune

Not to say that other folks were not doing some interesting material before Wheatstraw.  Just sayin that J.D. was not the first. 

Edited by - Matt Buckley on 01/14/2022 10:29:45

Jan 16, 2022 - 4:32:08 PM

208 posts since 7/22/2012

This is a nice set from 1986 I hadn't seen before...

Jan 17, 2022 - 6:06:45 AM
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230 posts since 11/28/2006

Don’t know if this has been posted yet.

I haven’t watched the whole thing yet but what I’ve seen looks good.

Edited by - Ron Lacey on 01/17/2022 06:08:32

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Jan 25, 2022 - 6:10:39 PM

136 posts since 9/2/2014

This is a link to JD's last recording, intitled Crowe and Wasson. Just click the picture and it leads to the recording. Enjoy!

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