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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: Semper Gumby] #509511
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Alison Krauss is an angel.....and we are blessed she walks among us.

An Angel I tell ya

Opie Gone Bad

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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: Gordon Gray] #509516
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Originally Posted By: Gordon Gray
Alison Krauss is an angel.....and we are blessed she walks with us.


Simply the most amazing solo voice I have ever heard. To hear her in person would be a great excuse to go on a bimble...


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: Semper Gumby] #509520
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Originally Posted By: Semper Gumby
Simply the most amazing solo voice I have ever heard. To hear her in person would be a great excuse to go on a bimble...


Yes sir....I agree 100%.

She's sick (dysphonia) and has no show dates for now. Maybe after the first of the year we might plan an Alison Krauss Bimble....she does a lot of shows close to both of us.

Glad you're at peace with the disappointment.....that's a good thing.

Take care....Gordon aka Opie Gone Bad

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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #526542
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Hard to believe a year has passed since this topic came up!

Here are a few of my son Edward (on bass) and his buds at the 2014 SPBGMA Conference in Nashville TN:





They get better every year.


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #526547
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Although I'm no huge bluegrass fan I will say that as a group they have to be the most democratic and accepting musicians ever. I worked with a guy who loved bluegrass and was desparate to learn banjo. I brought my guitar to work several times to give him some rhythm background ( just strumming chords based on the sheet music he had) to try and help him out. Poor guy just could not seem to get it. But he continued to go to local picking sessions and was accepted just like he knew what was going on. They even let him try a solo once in a while.
He retired about 3 years ago and bought a camper. Told me he and his wife were going to follow the BG festival circuit wherever it took them. Have not seen or heard about him since but I'm sure he is in heaven ( not literally of course) and I sincerely hope that at some point he had a eureka moment and "got it".


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #526648
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David,
You are fortunate to have family in it. None of my kids took it up young. I like a little of it all. One of my favorites Phil Everly just passed away. He and his brother led the way for lots of groups of great harmony singers.

Ever hear of the "Milk Carton Kids"? They did a couple of numbers on that Showtime concert "Another Day, Another Time" that features songs from the new movie "Inside Llewyn Davis". You haven't heard harmony till you hear them. If I knew how to put one of their tracks on here I would.

See you in May,

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This years SPBGMA was killer . Check it out:




My son Edward on lead guitar - This was our tenth year attending.

It is such a joy to hear this guys play. Seems like yesterday they were kids.


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There is so much young talent and lots of kids are really into bluegrass!
It's awesome and is fun for everybody.
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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724357
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Back again from SPBGMA. It gets better every year!





Typing this reminds me of Ben. He would have loved to see these.

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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724436
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I was just in Nashville a week ago ... When and where does that happen? Sorry
i missed it !!


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: wadeschields] #724471
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Originally Posted by wadeschields
I was just in Nashville a week ago ... When and where does that happen? Sorry
i missed it !!


Hi Wade

SPBGMA falls around the last weekend/first weekend at the Music City Sheraton.

Lots of youtube videos. Some better than others.


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724476
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Thanks Dave
I'm so grateful that the younguns still have that purity of sound that's been missing for so long. Takes me back to the Hugo festival some 40 years ago.
Obviously, "been playin since theys babies".

Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724503
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Always nice to see the young playing standard Bluegrass. But what Bluegrass needs, IMO, is more folks to step out of the box like John Hartford. Think "Aeroplane" and "Mark Twain" albums.

Saw Hartford (solo) with a warm up act: Bella Fleck,(he just turned 18) Sam Bush,NGR....at a small venue with only 15 people attending! The bar was set so high that night and for some reason I never went to another bluegrass show since.


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724507
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Y'all need to get over to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.

Our best friends lived just across the river from the fairgrounds and used to work the first day parking to get full weekend passes.

I never knew I liked all-acoustic Bluegrass till we went.


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: GrandPaul] #724533
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
Y'all need to get over to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.

Our best friends lived just across the river from the fairgrounds and used to work the first day parking to get full weekend passes.

I never knew I liked all-acoustic Bluegrass till we went.


I agree with you about going to that.

Very famous event.

They have contests in all the acoustic instruments.

Very prestigious to win.

Alison Krauss won on fiddle back in the eighties.


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Originally Posted by David in Atlanta
Originally Posted by GrandPaul
...Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas...


I agree with you about going to that.

Very famous event.

They have contests in all the acoustic instruments.

Very prestigious to win.

Alison Krauss won on fiddle back in the eighties.



Yes, International competition in several categories, national competition in several others. Also the Dixie Chicks were on the scene when they were starting out. We saw Harry Chapin's brother there (Tom?).

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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724554
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anyone ever come to Cumberland md for "delfest" ?
I think that's a bluegrass thing

Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: David in Atlanta] #724565
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Originally Posted by David in Atlanta
Originally Posted by wadeschields
I was just in Nashville a week ago ... When and where does that happen? Sorry
i missed it !!


Hi Wade

SPBGMA falls around the last weekend/first weekend at the Music City Sheraton.

Lots of youtube videos. Some better than others.





So Once a month??


Gettysburg has two festivals a year as well... I justy always seem to be busy at the wrong time... Big acts though


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: wadeschields] #724621
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Ooops - just once a year in late January early February.


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Originally Posted by wadeschields
I was just in Nashville a week ago ... When and where does that happen? Sorry
i missed it !!

What!? You were in Nashville and you didn't call me?! I relish the excuse to take off work and play tour guide.
This town exists to make money off the musicians from East Tennessee and Kentucky.
Bluegrass darn sure didn't happen here.
Went to an AES meeting out at Ricky Skaggs' studio last week. That place has a bit of history. A lot of great records came out of that room.


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Real conversation from an inexperienced " sound dude."
" I keep putting that mic up on his banjo, and he keeps backing away."
Guess what Jr, you NEVER close-mic a banjo!
"Gosh, I have the subs set up cardioid, but they still say there's too much bass."
This ain't a DJ show, boy!
Hate to think what they'd do with a hammer dulcimer.

I recently watched a bluegrass show with my mom. They used two old RCA ribbon mics for the entire stage. That's the way!


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Re: Bluegrass is Alive and Well [Re: DavidP] #725027
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Real conversation from an inexperienced " sound dude."
" I keep putting that mic up on his banjo, and he keeps backing away."
Guess what Jr, you NEVER close-mic a banjo!
"Gosh, I have the subs set up cardioid, but they still say there's too much bass."
This ain't a DJ show, boy!
Hate to think what they'd do with a hammer dulcimer.

I recently watched a bluegrass show with my mom. They used two old RCA ribbon mics for the entire stage. That's the way!


Back from '87 to about '95 or so, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jim and Jesse, the Lewis Family, all the big names used to come to central/southwest Virginia every year.

They'd play the Appomattox High School auditorium, Floyd County High School, the Vista Theater in Altavista, the Iroquois Club in Roanoke, all sorts of nice local venues. The Iroquois Club only held about 40 people and I could sit right under Ralph's StanleyTone banjo and watch in amazement.

The only downside to any of the shows were the local sound people. None of these bands took their own sound equipment or crew to these little venues, so someone in the sponsoring organization (lots of these shows were fundraisers) would find a local "sound guy" and equipment.

Maybe it's just around here, maybe it's not sound guys everywhere, but the sound guy ALWAYS detracted from the show. Not only did they not know anything, they didn't KNOW that they didn't know anything about what they were doing, and were constantly fiddling, changing, generating feedback, cutting off mikes, re-mixing, turning mikes up and down at the wrong times. Ralph Stanley told more than one of them to step away from the sound board. "Son, we been doing this a long time, we know when to step up to the mike and back. Just leave it alone."

One or two old-fashioned mikes, LEAVE THEM ALONE, and let a world-class band do their thing!!

Lannis


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Originally Posted by Lannis


One or two old-fashioned mikes, LEAVE THEM ALONE, and let a world-class band do their thing!!

Lannis


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One mic is better than two, especially if you have a RCA 44 like the above pic!!! (cancellation risk )

IMO, the "room" will make or break the sound.

As simple as it sounds; A RCA ribbon>transformer>Tube pre>tube amp>speakers, its not easy, but can still done, and is...


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