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  1. ulohdan's Avatar
    The shredding is inspiring, but I'm curious why people are still playing Dixie-themed songs in the 2020s. perhaps the way Jake is transforming the tune...changing it from a peppy marching-band anthem to a much more complex and dissonant thing.... speaks to the myth vs reality of Dixie. An updated approach to an outdated tune
  2. Bill Slovin's Avatar
    Yeah, great playing and what seems like an endless stream of ideas. His right hand always amazes me.
  3. Alfons's Avatar
    Oh Yeah! Right and left are both working it out there.
    I had that bluegrass album on continuous repeat all the way from Florida back to Chicago - amazing stuff. Really enjoying the jazz offerings as well. Keep up the great work!
  4. Mark Seale's Avatar
    That's wizardry. And what an incredible right hand.
  5. Mike Marshall's Avatar
    Actually 4:26 is a G over F. But that one at 4:35... EbMaj#11 heading to another G7????
    Oh that darn J.S.
  6. Mike Marshall's Avatar
    Donny,
    I always call YOU when I've got questions about those altered dominants! DANG@!
    We'll discuss in Benicia ok?
    MM
  7. EvanElk's Avatar
    just great to hear and to watch you play that iconic instrument!
  8. Ranger Bob's Avatar
    Hoo boy, my hand hurt just watching this! Stunning display of talent and technique.
  9. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    Thanks for this, Mike! Those are some big stretches played with perfect timing and precision.
  10. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Beautiful piece, beautifully played!! Wow! That cello has such a beautiful voice! Thank you for sharing!
  11. Don Stiernberg's Avatar
    what's that jazz chord at 4:26? m9 or...?
  12. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Wow.
  13. Scot63's Avatar
    That was really wonderful and expressive. Does anyone outside a basketball court have hands as big as Mike Marshall's?
  14. Tim Roberts's Avatar
    Beautiful, Mike! Thanks for keeping Bach in our ears, and for the decades of your leading the way for so many of us!
  15. Jim Garber's Avatar
    Incredible! And what exquisite music to wake up to on a cold Monday. Big thanks to Mike and Dave and Scott.
  16. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    WONDERFUL!
  17. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Bostin tune that, David. Some Celtic flavors in there, too!
  18. desertnight's Avatar
    Nice tune David. great changes.
  19. Alfons's Avatar
    Hey, not bad for a guitar player! I am guessing that the spirit of Berry Selles finds that to be a fine tribute indeed - I certainly do. Dad's mando sounds pretty darn good too. Thanks for this fine exposition.
  20. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Well done, fun tune
  21. Hubs's Avatar
    Very nice, thanks from Austria!
  22. chasray's Avatar
    a happy way to start the day!
  23. cayuga red's Avatar
    Great tune and wonderful playing! And what a mandolin!