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chuck3
Oct-21-2016, 9:49pm
that's what these guys look like they're having ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxBMBm_ZI-g

Hendrik Ahrend
Oct-22-2016, 10:55am
Arkansas or not, the fellow on the left came traveling all the way from Genova/Italy; super fellow and great player.

chuck3
Nov-17-2016, 12:51am
Arkansas or not, the fellow on the left came traveling all the way from Genova/Italy; super fellow and great player.

And I do believe that is Emory Lester in the middle starting it off and ending it.

Hendrik Ahrend
Nov-17-2016, 2:47am
Yep, it's Emory Lester. On the left is my buddy Martino Coppo from the great band "Red Wine".

bbcee
Nov-17-2016, 8:47am
I just saw Red Wine play this last weekend at Al Ras for the first time. They're smokin'!

Charles E.
Nov-17-2016, 6:37pm
That is great but then I saw this in the side bar.......




Talk about having fun.
I have never heard of this band.

John Rosett
Nov-17-2016, 9:24pm
Sounds like Homer, Jethro, and Chet stole part of the Whippoorwils arrangement. Jetro has a great sosl in the middle. Starts at 5:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE-UMCAcCeU

chuck3
Nov-18-2016, 12:59am
That is great but then I saw this in the side bar.......



Talk about having fun.
I have never heard of this band.

ha - I saw that too - disregard the cornball humor, those guys can play!

Mando Morsi
Nov-26-2016, 12:14am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1f_xXKziD0&feature=youtu.be

Here's a version I recorded at the Watermelon Park festival this past September. Doesn't get much better than these two! A bit more fiddle than Mandolin, but I'm not one to complain about playing like that. Extra cool with the Dawg sporting a Mando Cafe hat!

JL277z
Nov-26-2016, 4:08am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1f_xXKziD0&feature=youtu.be

Here's a version I recorded at the Watermelon Park festival this past September. Doesn't get much better than these two! A bit more fiddle than Mandolin, but I'm not one to complain about playing like that. Extra cool with the Dawg sporting a Mando Cafe hat!

Super nice, :mandosmiley: great foot-tapping rhythm, IMO this is what fiddle music is all about: dance music. Great stuff! Love it. Thanks for posting it. :)

Glad to see Mark O'Connor finally figured out how to put the rhythm back into fiddle tunes. :mandosmiley:

I never liked O'Connor's Weiser contest-winning fiddling back in the 1970s or whenever that was, guess I just didn't have an appreciation for contest style music, I couldn't get much sense of rhythm from his early fiddling.

This video is (IMO) a complete turnaround from his early stuff, it's obvious he still knows how to do all the fancy licks when it fits the tune without being a distraction, but -- at least if this tune is any indication -- he doesn't overdo it or let it get in the way of the tune. With age comes wisdom, I guess? (ha so I should be pretty darn smart by now, I'm pretty old, um ok maybe it doesn't always work that way lol.) Anyway I might have to look up some more of his music sometime, it's clearly improved a lot from how I remember it used to be. :mandosmiley:

Hendrik Ahrend
Nov-26-2016, 5:29am
It may be my love for the mandolin, but to me it seems all too often that the fiddle is way louder (in the mix) than the mandolin, too bad.