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    Re: The Joy of an OM

    Three times I came very, very near being killed. Reaching 73 is something I deeply appreciate. Watching my grandkids and great grandkids is a joy. Playing my mandolin, no matter how badly, is a...
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    Very few good handmade mandolins were being made back then. Monteleone and Randy Wood were making a few, and Gilchrist was just starting to build his first instruments. There were only a few others...
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    Re: "What's That Sound?" Del McCoury jam

    One of a few videos (For What It's Worth, With A Little Help From My Friends) that Ricky Skaggs recorded in his studio for fun. I think it was done during festival season, when these all stars were...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Daniel at Mandolins and Beer podcast put out a real heartfelt Tony Rice tribute episode we just listened to this morning. Highly recommended.

    191135
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    True and well put

    Except if you are Tony Rice
  6. Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Happy new year to you all.

    After a week or so off Iím back in the workshop and am starting the year with a build thread. So if you keep coming back, youíll see this bouzouki going from bits of...
  7. Thread: RIP Tony Rice

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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nikO4Yls52Y&list=PLBB26132618644D72&index=42

    And when I die, you can make my Tombstone
    Out of Number Nine coal, out of Number Nine coal

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  8. A nice version of June Apple feat. Sierra Hull

    https://youtu.be/iHdCH5gerNo
  9. Re: Hello! New here with question about best bang for my budget

    DinaB, since you said you are in a Rock band and a Funk band, I thought I would share this video of a fellow Cafe member playing "Kiss" by Prince on his Eastman...




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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    I became acquainted with Critter for a brief moment during our annual music camp when he was getting ready to head off to college; totally amazing guitarist at that time with the unrestrained...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    From Richard Hoover:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2848395245394731&id=1568233866744215
  12. Re: Thile/Aoife - Fairytale of New York from Wassail

    I love Thile and Aiofe but this version is too pretty. The original isn't pretty. The New York City he wrote it about is long gone. I'll take the Shane version any day. I heard a friend who covers...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Such a bummer. The amount of players he inspired is staggering.

    One of the gifts I feel he gave us, among many, was the way he elevated some of our favorite mandolin players by playing for the...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Again from Facebook, David Grisman's page:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=219031763012455&set=a.196728201909478

    For those that aren't on Facebook here are David's words:
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    190854

    “I think it’s our duty as not only musicians but as participants in this music form that it be like any other music form in history. It’s been allowed to grow and flourish a little bit, but...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    A terrible loss to the musical world. He was a true giant of bluegrass/Americana music, and an inspiration to so many musicians in multiple generations. I remember hearing him play live with the...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Facebook from Ricky Skaggs.
  18. Thile/Aoife - Fairytale of New York from Wassail

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780pxLrwS-0
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    A quote and a story:

    Taylor Swift was asked how many guitars she has. She quipped that she didn’t know, and it was her experience that those who know how many guitars they have do not have that...
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    Re: Types of Mandolin Collections

    I’m definitely more of the monkey mind/serendipitous type of collector/accumulator. I’ve had GAS for years, which seems to have morphed into a pretty serious case of MAS. It’s amazing was pops up at...
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    Re: Collings MT vs Pava A

    I'm sorry, did I read that correctly? Does not compute..

    :(

    If you need any help in the justification for having more than one mando, you've come to the right place..
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    Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Hello friends,

    I came across this on YT today. Simple advice from one of the best! Enjoy :)

    https://youtu.be/-tCoGGcsi0I
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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    Glad to know Arlo is still around. Hope he has a lot of happiness in this latest era of his life.

    BTW, Arlo found a new passion in photography some years back, and Iíve enjoyed his images posted...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Being a Chain Smoker was not good for him..
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    Mandocellos get their due

    Our good friend Michael Eck has authored an insightful article for Weber, this time featuring mandocellos and look at what's going on with them of late including some events some of you may have...
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