Category: Funny stuff

What I did at Summer Kamp

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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‘Tis the season for the bluegrass music camp, and my band and I just returned recently from a great week at Camp Bluegrass, held annually at South Plains College in Levelland, TX. In a typical music camp of any kind, there are the regular instrument classes […]

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Band photos – don’t do it!

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Chris Jones has found himself stuck in a whirlwind this week, and has offered this re-run of one of his first columns for our enjoyment. Quite some time ago (I think it was just after the breakup of Flatt & Scruggs and the Beatles) I […]

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Did I just see a Del McCoury blimp?

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“For Your Consideration.” We all have seen that phrase more than a few times in the past few days, now that the first round of IBMA awards balloting has been tabulated. It’s the generic introduction to a solicitation for votes, in this case for the […]

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Peaches and Pandora

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This being peach season in the south, my original plan for this week was to write a column about the use of peaches in bluegrass lyrics through the years (as in, “You don’t like my peaches, don’t shake my tree,” etc.). However, my article last […]

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Give it away, give it away, give it away now

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
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We’re lucky in the bluegrass world. We’re still playing to audiences that actually buy CDs. Some artists in other genres aren’t even finding it worth the trouble to throw a box of them on to the bus before heading out. What’s happening is that the […]

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I saw what you did

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The first time I saw the Osborne Brothers perform was at Hugo, Oklahoma, in the mid-70s (I’ll spare you the “I was 2 years old at the time” joke). Before the M.C. brought them on, he said, “MCA Records has asked that all tape recorders […]

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Revisiting Bluegrass Groupies

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This week, Chis Jones’ contribution is an encore presentation from 2011, or as Chris put it… “After a weekend that took us from Bean Blossom to Ontario, CA, then straight to Kaufman Kamp on a red-eye, I’m going to have to reach into the archives this week. […]

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From GrooveGrass to Pat Boone

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Last week we discussed the blending of bluegrass music with other styles, including some that may not at first listen seem that compatible, like bluegrass and heavy metal, the fusion which kicked this whole subject off in the first place. Some combinations of styles don’t […]

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The Murder Chord and Bluegrass Fusion

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I recently got a message from a musician with a band called Grandpa’s Cough Medicine (I was a little hurt that they rejected my band name idea, Grandpa’s Immunosuppressant Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicine, but I got over it). He suggested that I write something about the […]

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Tossing and turning in the key of B

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A while back, I wrote a two-part series on bluegrass dream analysis. Since that time, for whatever reason, I’ve had almost no bluegrass-related dreams. Perhaps I had gotten them out of my system. In the last year, most of my dreams have been in the […]

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