Dude, she just read Chris Pandolfi's blog and decided that since there's so much money and fame in playing bluegrass she couldn't resist!
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Id rather stick pins in my eyes than to watch that.
Makes me want to run away from bullies to a big city where I'll never experience harassment ever again...
I think it's impressive that TS can pull of a traditional bluegrass number like that.... //joke
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I stepped up on the platform, the man gave me the news;
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A guitar-banjo?.. Really?
The most interesting man in the world.. was here.
So don't watch...she's got millions of others who are...
Now, if we could just work out a collaboration with Taylor, Chris Thile, and Jack White, well, then we could really lay down some type
EDIT: Betcha wouldn't make fun of Doc Watson for playing his Guitar-Banjo
Has she claimed that song is a bluegrass song? Is modern country not allowed to use "bluegrass" instruments?
New iteration of the Kingston Trio?
I won't be buying her record or even the single but I liked it for what it is, country tinged pop music. At least it's got a positive message.
Old Crow Medicine Show utilizes a 6 string Banjo as well... I like OCMS much better than Taylor Swift but you can't argue her sucess.
PS Along with Shaun's point, it is a positive message. You gotta remember a large part of her target demographic is young girls. Primary schools (k-12) are way more brutal than they were in my time (late 70s - late 80s).
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I'm not overly impressed but I'm also not sure what you're having problems with. The 1920s dustbelt outfits or the songs message or the playing or the too many strings on the banjo. I don't thinks it's being marketed as bluegrass or to a bluegrass audience.
Please inlighten me.
Seems like a reasonable enough country pop song. Never understood why fans of one kind of music seem to feel a need to denigrate other kinds of music. If it ain't your thing, move on to something that is.
Of course, my daughter's more into alt rock here lately (rather than the "old boring" music), and she actually likes the Avetts and Mumford, so maybe there's hope for her yet
BTW, RichM, that's a sweet looking Avatar!
I think she's being pretty nasty to mean people...we need love and understanding too!
"Why can't they just leave us alone?"
I still don't understand. Are you a bully and feel picked on?
That's how a mando player feels about the rest of the world. Eveyone keeps calling it a ukelele. Someday it will grow up and then they'll see.
Thinking of the video in terms of the target audience, maybe it's a good thing that bluegrass instrumentation can be considered appealing to the yute of America. In a way, it's a bit like a children's version of adult country star Dierks Bentley's latest bluegrassish crossover Up On The Ridge (with Ronnie McCoury, et. al.). Love the comment above about going off to the big city where you'll never get hassled again, though.
But seriously, can Scotty really win American Idol?
P.S. My introduction to bluegrass was The Battle of New Orleans, a huge crossover back in the days. It was the first 45 my mother let me put on the player by myself. She was ready to kill me.
I saw Homer & Jethro once. This mandolin therapy isn't helping me get over it.
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1. Good message.
2. The goat's a nice touch.
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