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    Re: RIP Billy Joe Shaver

    Fast Train to GA and Live Forever are staples in my repertoire. He will live in my memory as long as I have one.
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    Re: Friend of the devil

    Trying to track down a transcription of FOTD this morning and found this, but the link has gone cold. Anyone plan better than I did and still have this available? TIA.

    ¡Feliz Día de Los Muertos!
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    www.wnku.org. Live streaming from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY.

    My favorite when I lived in Cincinnati. On line streaming was not available when I moved away, so I spent...
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    Re: picks for a mellow sound

    Put your own slight bevel on a Dawg with an emory board. My favorite so far.

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    Re: Mandolin Tops From Piano Sound Boards

    Here's a story on a piano to mandolin recycler. Nothing conventional about his approach or his instruments, but this is the type of guy that can make music on a comb and a kleenex.
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    Re: Mandolin Tops From Piano Sound Boards

    It's been done. I've heard some of these instruments, and they sound good.

    See the link: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=55860309&albumId=2322208
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    Holiday Fare

    On Christmas Eve, WOSU (Columbus, OH) played the Modern Mandolin Quartet's version of the Nutcracker in its entirety. What a treat, especially in a cultural backwater like my little town. The DJ(?)...
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    Re: Bluegrass on other instruments

    Couple of years ago, my 12 year old son ran home six blocks to get his bassoon (I know, I know) and ran back to a gig our string band was playing. We're not bluegrass (but we do have a mandolin and...
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    Amen on Nantucket Sleighride. I've been working...

    Amen on Nantucket Sleighride. I've been working that one for a while, trying to get my bandmates to play it. A great song.

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    Prayers for you Doug. For some musical salve...

    Prayers for you Doug.

    For some musical salve for the soul, listen to Steve Earle's "Pilgrim", which he wrote for his bass player, Roy Husky's funeral. "We'll meet again on some bright highway....
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    Re: Kathy Mattea's cover of Black Lung;

    I read an article about the recording of Coal, and Kathy was somewhat anxious about attempting the song and wanted another crack at it after the first...
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    Rollin' in my Sweet Baby's Arms. R

    Rollin' in my Sweet Baby's Arms.

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  13. Had the pleasure of seeing Kathy Mattea and her...

    Had the pleasure of seeing Kathy Mattea and her accoustic road band last night. Half the show was from the Coal album. Outstanding!

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    Thanks, Paul. Very helpful and exhaustive...

    Thanks, Paul.

    Very helpful and exhaustive resource.

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    John, Thanks for the tip. I sharpened by...

    John,

    Thanks for the tip. I sharpened by search skills and found the threads you referenced. Bottom line seems to be "boxers or briefs".

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    I'm interested in opinions from those in the know...

    I'm interested in opinions from those in the know on playability and durability/maintenance of wider banjo frets vs. traditional, narrower mandolin frets.

    Comments anyone?

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    NC does a mean version of The Jackson Five's "I...

    NC does a mean version of The Jackson Five's "I Want You Back" as well.

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    Amen, Dave. By sheer coincidence I had that...

    Amen, Dave. By sheer coincidence I had that conversation with my wife at lunch today. Even the vocal harmonies would work.

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    Speaking of Kathy Mattea, I just bought her 2008...

    Speaking of Kathy Mattea, I just bought her 2008 release entitled "Coal". Concept album of mostly old time songs about coal miners, dedicated to the memory of her grandfathers, both miners. Produced...
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    I've got an entry level F-style Washburn, M3SW...

    I've got an entry level F-style Washburn, M3SW (or something like that). Sound and playability are decent, but not great. What I like best about it is the fact that I can take it to a jam on a winter...
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    Or latter day Bill Monroes. R

    Or latter day Bill Monroes.

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    My mom... 6 am.... every morning ....before...

    My mom... 6 am.... every morning ....before school.

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    Three Men Went A Huntin' Okay, so it's rooted...

    Three Men Went A Huntin'

    Okay, so it's rooted in stereotypes of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh, but done with gentle good humor.

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  24. The seed was planted with Grisman's session work...

    The seed was planted with Grisman's session work on Grateful Dead's American Beauty. I got pushed over the edge with Ronnie McCoury's session work on the V-Roys' All About Town album.

    Backed into...
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    Me and the Eagle by Steve Earle (Eagle, Salmon,...

    Me and the Eagle by Steve Earle (Eagle, Salmon, Grizzly Bear and Horse).

    Spooking the Horses by Fred Eaglesmith

    Mr. Wolf and Mamabear by Robert Earl Keen (w/animals too numerous to mention,...
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