URL to threads about J. D. Crowe. If I've missed any, please post them here.
Here's a bunch of interviews with J.D. Crowe that were posted on Bluegrass Today: https://bluegrasstoday.com/j-d-crowe-remembered-in-recent-interviews/\
Edited by - Texasbanjo on 05/08/2022 14:27:47
The Nashville Tennessean newspaper did a 1/3 page article about Crowe's importance today. Sadly, they used a photo of Del McCoury...
Edited by - The Old Timer on 12/28/2021 13:00:03
I was actually just about to post about this same thing.
Though we are all human, it’s a very unfortunate mistake.
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.
Nashville still doesn’t embrace bluegrass music,, new country gets attention there, methinks.
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.
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
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
This is a link to JD's last recording, intitled Crowe and Wasson. Just click the picture and it leads to the recording. Enjoy!
'Clawhammer Tenor' 2 hrs
'Character Actors' 8 hrs
'Listen to the Music' 10 hrs