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    Doc Watson - Blackjack County Chain

    A great song that Doc recorded but never released;


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHXo8npNhRE
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    Re: Crossing No. 9

    So glad that Norman Blake is receiving the appreciation and respect that he so richly deserves. I picked up a lonely vinyl copy of "Directions" out of a "Deleted" record store bin many moons ago, and...
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    Crossing No. 9

    "The snow is falling cold and white
    On the southern Railroad Line,
    The trains they don't blow no more....."


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9OWTwpX4RQ
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    Re: Consensus on stew mac's heat stick

    The heat stick is an attempt to avoid the moisture that conventional steam releasing introduces into a neck joint, but not every proposed solution to a problem is a good idea.
    When a neck joint is...
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    Re: Sonny Osborne - The River of Death

    A member of Monroe's Blue Grass Boys at 14.

    "Born in 1937 in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky’s Leslie County, Osborne first picked up the banjo around the age of 11 and began pursuing music...
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    Re: Sonny Osborne - The River of Death

    J.P.'s wonderful Eulogy to Sonny (and some others we lost recently)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4CbaCtTzsE
  7. Tony Rice Inducted into North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/tony-rice-inducted-into-the-north-carolina-music-hall-of-fame/#!

    T would be proud to join his most admired musician John Coltrane in the NCMHF
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    Sonny Osborne - The River of Death

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAH95Wvjxi4
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    Re: R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    196827

    Paddy ran a tight ship, and their deeply traditional music always had a Classical sheen, with the fun never too far away,
    like the warning to the Dancers of "Round The House, and Mind the...
  10. Tony Rice Tribute-Richard Bennett & Wyatt Rice @2021 Camp Spring

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82XqYVpsKwQ
  11. Re: Corroded tailpiece on old bowlback---how to remove??

    Yes, that sliding cover is obscuring (likely) two more fasteners.
    Try "drifting" the sliding cover up and off the tailpiece with a stout block of wood on the covers back edge. If you can get the...
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    Bill Emerson RIP

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/bill-emerson-passes/
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    Re: Someone posted this on FB recently

    The tone that David M pulls from that Loar is unbelievable.
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    The New South (Almost Complete)

    I can't be the only one that always wanted to see this in it's entirety.
    I may have missed it, but I had always only found this precious footage as cut-outs and edits.
    Even this is missing...
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    Re: Carter Stanley's "I'll Just Go Away"

    Direct link if embedded link is not working

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbhFOyq9b8M
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    Re: Adjusting the nut - Eastman mandolin

    Frank's method works exactly the same (and just as well) on paired strings as single strings. The only difference is you have to address each one of the pair while it's partner is temporarily moved...
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    Carter Stanley's "I'll Just Go Away"

    (The Great) Carter Stanley's "I'll Just Go Away" featuring Curley (not Pee Wee) Lambert on mandolin.

    "This 7" contains "I'll Just Go Away" which the Stanley's had recorded for their Sing The...
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    It's also real important to retain it's original fretboard on it too; playing out of tune forever is a small price to pay for "Originality...."
  19. John Hartford's First Band (Ozark Mountain Trio)

    John Hartford's first band, Ozark Mountain Trio with (Jerry Rosa's) Uncle Don Brown on mandolin.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXLeb3HiGIU
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    Re: the Lloyd Loar F5s: in the 1920s and today

    That is one of Bluegrass's many gifts:
    That something that was not (and very easily could have never been) gathered around itself everything in exact perfect measure, new styles of playing on...
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    Gorgeous....
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    Mazel Tov;

    Looks like Eric had more than one:

    https://www.gbase.com/powered/laurence-wexer-ltd/gear/gibson-f-5-1923-sunburst
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    Re: Strumming like guitar?

    [QUOTE=fentonjames;1503150]

    Just Sam and Hoss; Sailin' Shoes - Crossroads

    I think the OP was referring more to us "Mere Mortals...."
  24. The Po' Ramblin' Boys "Hickory, Walnut and Pine"

    Fast Forward to 2:20 to hear The Po' Ramblin' Boys "Hickory, Walnut and Pine";

    Pretty sure that C.J. is playing (Jerry Rosa's) Uncle Don Brown's '24 Loar. The guitar player's G run could take your...
  25. Re: Billy Strings - "Midnight on the Stormy Deep" with Del McCour

    Ronnie's red X-Braced Gil has a tone to die for. People will often say when someone's instrument is complimented that it is all due to the player's hand, so it is nice to hear that same amazing tone...
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