Tag: Mike Auldridge

Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes at IBMA

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mid-week here at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, we had a lengthy and deeply personal chat with Rob Ickes and Jerry Douglas about their relationship with reso-legend, and good friend, Mike Auldridge. The specific topic for our discussion was the recent release of Three Bells, a triple dobro […]

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Three Bells – Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Three Bells is an absolute rarity in the world of recorded music. It’s quite seldom that a new project conveys so much joy, so much love among the musicians, and for the instrument they share in common. Conceived as a chance for dobro buddies Jerry Douglas and Rob […]

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Three Bells commemorates Mike Auldridge

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mike Auldridge has been lionized as a giant of the slide resonator guitar for many years, long before he died just after Christmas in 2012. From his early days in the Washington, DC bluegrass scene through his time with Seldom Scene, Chesapeake, and his own […]

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Hook, Live & Sinker from Chesapeake

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Just as focus has been on Seldom Scene this week with their first new project in seven years, here comes a live album from another DC-based group with roots in the Scene. Chesapeake got its start when Mike Auldridge, T. Michael Coleman and Moondi Klein, […]

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Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company Mike worked with and […]

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A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

| February 14, 2013 | 4 Comments
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It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the most colorful way […]

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Album of the Week #31: The Seldom Scene’s Act I

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Before we rang in the new year, the bluegrass community received some sad news. Dobro innovator, Mike Auldridge, lost his battle with cancer on December 29. Auldridge transformed the resophonic guitar. He took a rousing, unsophisticated, “good time” instrument, and made it intimate, classy, and […]

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Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
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An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike’s influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely be overstated. No one […]

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Mike Auldridge – Career Overview

| December 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Mike Auldridge: December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012 Mike Auldridge passed away at his Silver Spring, Maryland, home on December 29, 2012 having being diagnosed as having inoperable prostate cancer. He was widely acknowledged as the premier resophonic guitar player. Variously known, with great affection, as […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments
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As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]

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