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mandopete
Nov-01-2010, 10:03am
Okay, I just submitted my Top Ten Bluegrass Recordings for 2010 and here they are (in order):

1) Lee Watson - Northern Track
2) Nora Jane Struthers - Nora Jane Struthers
3) The Infamous Stringdusters - Things That Fly
4) The Lonesome River Band - Still Learning
5) Frank Solivan - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
6) The Steeldrivers - Reckless
7) Josh Williams - Down Home
8) Northern Departure - Take Off
9) Kathy Kallick - Between The Hollow & The High Rise
10) The Grasscals - The Famous Lefty Flynn's

~o)

mandopete
Nov-03-2010, 8:46am
Wow, no comments at all? Okay, let me "mando-ize" this list.....


1) Lee Watson - Northern Track (Andrew Collins and Ben Winship)
2) Nora Jane Struthers - Nora Jane Struthers (Brent Truitt)
3) The Infamous Stringdusters - Things That Fly (Jesse Cobb)
4) The Lonesome River Band - Still Learning (Andy Ball)
5) Frank Solivan - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (Frank Solivan)
6) The Steeldrivers - Reckless (Mike Henderson)
7) Josh Williams - Down Home (Josh Williams)
8) Northern Departure - Take Off (Nick Dumas)
9) Kathy Kallick - Between The Hollow & The High Rise (Tom Bekeny)
10) The Grasscals - The Famous Lefty Flynn's (Danny Roberts)

...now that's some serious mando content if I do say so myself (and I do) !

mandopete
Nov-04-2010, 8:34am
Lemme stir the pot...there's drums on a couple of these recordings.

:disbelief:

Alex Orr
Nov-04-2010, 11:47am
I'll have to check those out. I'm woefully out of touch with contemporary bluegrass, although I do love that Frank Sollivan album - been seeing those guys around the DC region for a year or two now and they always deliver a heck of a show.

FWIW...my current top ten albums of 2010 (none of which are bluegrass :( )

1. Arcade Fire; The Suburbs
2. Free Energy; Free Energy
3. The Besnard Lakes; Are The Roaring Night
4. Marty Stuart; Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions
5. Best Coast; Crazy For You
6. Dum Dum Girls; I Will Be
7. Superchunk; Majesty Shredding
8. Janelle Monae; The ArchAndroid
9. The New Pornographers; Together
10. April Smith and the Great Picture Show; Songs From a Sinking Ship

mandopete
Nov-05-2010, 10:33am
Yeah, that Marty Stuart recording is excellent!

Another recording that I highly reccomend is Dierks Bentley - Up On The Ridge. He's got The Punch Brothers on a couple of cuts and Ronnie McCoury on some others. He does a great version of Tim O'Brien's arrangement of "Senor" and Tim even pitches in on my favorite break-up song of all time called "You're Dead To Me".

tango_grass
Nov-05-2010, 5:54pm
Whohoa. #8! Grmmy-who's? We made Pete's top ten list, awesome!

You can update the ND mandoized listing to include me as well, I mandoize it on 2 cuts.

Fiddler3
Nov-05-2010, 6:04pm
How about:
LRB-Still Learnin
Frank Solivan
Junior Sisk-Heartaches& Dreams
Audie Blaylock-Crying Heart Blues

Fiddler3
Nov-05-2010, 8:32pm
Let me finish:
The Boxcars
Balsam Range-Trains I Missed
Dailey & Vincent-Sings he Statler Brothers
Brand New Strings
AllStar Jam at Graves Mt.

Chris Wofford
Nov-06-2010, 12:01am
I don;t have 10, but the ones I have found worthy to spend my money on:
1. Cherryholmes IV
2. Dailey & Vincent, Statler Brothers and Singing from the Heart (and a great live show)
3. The Boxcars
And maybe Sarah Jarosz after I hear the ACL episode this week.

mandopete
Nov-08-2010, 10:29am
Yes, the new Audie Blaylock recording is on my list of Honorable Mentions (it's hard to pick only 10) !

johnmarkva
Nov-08-2010, 12:09pm
I'm enjoying Darrell Webb Band - Bloodline

Austin Koerner
Nov-08-2010, 9:10pm
I'm enjoying Darrell Webb Band - Bloodline

That's probably my favorite release of this year.

adgefan
Nov-09-2010, 4:31am
My favourite recordings of the year utilising bluegrass instrumentation are

- Punch Brothers, Antifogmatic
- Infamous Stringdusters, Things That Fly
- The Deadly Gentlemen, Carry Me To Home
- The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund, Either Side of Night
- The Scoville Units, The Scoville Units

Mandoe
Nov-09-2010, 7:16am
My top recordings with mando, 2010:

1) Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band - Legacy
2) Dierks Bentley - Up On the Ridge
3) Frank 'n Dawg - Molody Monstors
4) John Hartford String Band - Memories of John
5) Jon Stickly - Lions

mandopete
Nov-09-2010, 11:04am
And maybe Sarah Jarosz after I hear the ACL episode this week.

I guess she will be sidelined for a couple of games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterior_cruciate_ligament), huh?

:)

Nolan
Nov-15-2010, 12:38pm
the Bluegrass Regulators CD is pretty darn good. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhJR7BIX-AI

mandopete
Nov-18-2010, 10:37am
the Bluegrass Regulators CD is pretty darn good. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhJR7BIX-AI

You got that right! I wish they would send their CD to KBCS (hint, hint, hint...)

mandopete
Dec-20-2010, 11:32am
For those of you that may be interested in hearing these recordings I will be airing them on Bluegrass Ramble this Sunday (12/26/10) from noon to three (Pacific time) on www.kbcs.fm

I will be having a special surprise guest performing live in the studio at 2:00PM - don't miss it!

Willie Poole
Dec-20-2010, 11:41am
Pete, Do you play any bluegrass on your "Bluegrass Show"....Lol

Nolan
Dec-20-2010, 1:28pm
Pete, did you get the regulators CD I sent the station?

mandopete
Dec-21-2010, 10:37am
@ Willie - why don't you tune in and find out!

@ Nolan - nope, haven't seen it! :(

Nolan
Dec-21-2010, 11:16am
Hmm.... case of the missing Bluegrass Regulators CD!
Keep an eye out for it... it may be floating around the station.

mandopete
Dec-22-2010, 1:00pm
I'll keep a look out for it Nolan....

Surprise guests (http://northerndeparture.com/) on Sunday

Willie Poole
Dec-22-2010, 1:21pm
Pete is your program something I can listen to over the internet? I`m real dumb when it comes to computers so any instructions would be great.....I was just being a little smartie when I asked if you played bluegrass, I was judging that by the titles of the songs and bands you all were speaking about....I am a traditional bluegrass man myself.....Willie

mandopete
Dec-23-2010, 11:49am
Hey there Willie - the answer is YES! You can hear programming on KBCS anywhere in the universe. All you need is an internets connection. Just go to www.kbcs.fm and click on the "Listen Live" link on the left hand side and away you go.

Hope to have you along for the fun!

Elliot Luber
Dec-24-2010, 9:05pm
I vote for Antifogmatic.

tango_grass
Dec-25-2010, 10:46pm
Northern Departure is excited to be on the Bluegrass Ramble. We're also excited to be on Pete's Top Ten!