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    1969. At one point in the interview he mentions the lack of a bass player & that Tony overdubbed the bass on an upright. I keep trying to picture that in my mind but I can't quite get there.


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    Default Re: Earliest Tony Rice I've Heard

    Here he is with his brothers at the 1964 UCLA Folk Festival under the band name "The Haphazards"
    https://youtu.be/EMRFn34d6po?si=c55TpnNuXQ0IEMZp

    I was at the festival, but I don't know if I saw them perform or not. Lots of amazing performers I do remember. Bought my first banjo a few months later. Hard to believe it was 60 years ago...

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    Default Re: Earliest Tony Rice I've Heard

    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Cone View Post
    Here he is with his brothers at the 1964 UCLA Folk Festival under the band name "The Haphazards"
    Young T already "Goosing" the rhythm all day long at 13 years old.....
    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
    And London never fails to leave me blue
    And Paris never was my kinda town
    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick delmore View Post
    1969. At one point in the interview he mentions the lack of a bass player & that Tony overdubbed the bass on an upright. I keep trying to picture that in my mind but I can't quite get there.
    T's interest in acoustic Bass went deep. Bassist Niels-Henning ěrsted Pedersen was one of his favorite musicians, and Tony was known to play bass so aggressively (when he did) that his hands would be bloody afterwards. He once talked a player into lending him and another musician their fine acoustic bass (who would have refused anyone else) and they wound up hitchhiking with it (!) after their ride broke down.
    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
    And London never fails to leave me blue
    And Paris never was my kinda town
    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues

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