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  1. Thread: Thank you!

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    Re: Thank you!

    Great work from both of you-- listening to the podcast as I do repetitive work right now, and really enjoying it.

    I don't get down to CHS very often these days, but next time down, I'm looking...
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    Re: The Mandolins and Beer Podcast

    Enjoyed both episodes today- nice work.

    I’d put in a recommendation to talk with don stiernberg— is love to heat sone jethro stories and a jazz perspective.
  3. Re: Bluegrass Giveaway - Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, Michael Da

    I'm registered and looking forward to hanging out for the afternoon. :)
  4. Thread: Bluegrass Songs

    by KEB
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    Re: Bluegrass Songs

    It's kind of like jazz standards. Everyone sort of knows "All of Me" or "Misty."

    There are a ton of these songs that even if you're not a bluegrass fan you *might* already know. John Henry, Roll...
  5. Thread: Big Sky Big Grass

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    Big Sky Big Grass

    The internet is loaded with information... except about a mysterious Bluegrass festival in Big Sky Montana next week. Killer lineup of new-grassy mandolin players: Sam Bush, Traveling McCouries, Jeff...
  6. Re: Silver Angel Mandolin - Buy in store or have built?

    FWIW, I got my Silverangel directly from Ken, and I love it.

    I went down to Carter Vintage and played about a 1/2 million dollars worth of instruments last year, and I liked the Silverangel sound...
  7. Thread: "There Is A Time"

    by KEB
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    Re: "There Is A Time"

    Billy Strings played this at his DelFest late night show, and it's been running through my head nonstop for the last week or so. The only other version I can remember hearing was the one from Andy...
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    Re: Not done this before

    I felt the same way when I went to Carter Vintage. I played a LOT of great instruments, but few that sounded as good to my ear as my Silverangel.

    There was a Vega Cylinder back that sounded...
  9. Thread: "Crusher" Value?

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    Re: "Crusher" Value?

    I believe Mike Guggino of the Steep Canyon Rangers play's Steve Martin's Loar unless he's given it back in the last couple years.
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    Re: Billy Strings and Don Julin

    Billy has become a favorite at Delfest. This year he's got a set with Bryan Sutton which should be a great one.
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    Re: Yet another post asking for advice...

    If your budget really is $3k, I'd spend $350-500 of that on a flight to Nashville (or a similar great shop--Mandolin Store/Elderly/etc), a cheap hotel, cab fare to Carter Vintage/Gruhns, and I'd play...
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    Re: Next frontier: What's next after Mandolin???

    If electric Dola and Mandocello don't count, I'd love to learn cajun accordion. Don't know if I have time for all of that.
  13. Re: Article: Masters of the Mandolin: 130 of the Greatest Bluegra

    Extremely classy response Ms. Sunnie.

    I tried to order this from Elderly a year or so ago when rumor had it that it was coming back into print, and after about 3-6 months of waiting they canceled...
  14. Thread: BG literature

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    Re: BG literature

    Not quote Bluegrass, but one of the best books I've read in the last few years is Charlie Louvin's book *Satan is Real*
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    Re: Mandolin topics for Elderly Instruments blog

    How about a post demonstrating instruments that have certain sound qualities, ie. "Tubby," "woody," "Good Bark," etc.

    Those terms always seem to cause confusion around here, and I'd expect that a...
  16. Thread: Trip to Carter's

    by KEB
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    Re: Trip to Carter's

    I got to go there earlier this month-- what an amazing store!

    I've never seen so many different mandolins, and I've certainly never had the opportunity to try them! The people there are insanely...
  17. Re: Festival help for someone living overseas. Which ones!

    Off the top of my head, I know that Gettysburg BG festival and Delfest are one weekend apart and less than 100 miles distance apart.
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    Re: Would Gold Rush be copyrighted?

    It's not like that type of practice was unique to Mr. Monroe. Carter Stanley, who is listed as the author of hundreds of classic songs, drove around the country buying the rights off of anyone he...
  19. Thread: Lessons

    by KEB
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    Re: Lessons

    I'd second both Matt and Emory's recommendation.

    I really think it's hard to beat the amount of instruction per dollar that you get working with Matt. He's a great teacher, but I found that I...
  20. Thread: 3 finger A chord

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    Re: 3 finger A chord

    Or just drop the E.

    You rarely really need that high cutting E string on chords.
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    Re: Mandolin value question Epiphone MM 30

    Just so you know that you're not alone, I'll relate my similar story.

    I walked into my local music store knowing NOTHING about musical instruments. Much less about mandolins. I'd read a handful...
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    Re: Festival camping advise

    There are showers available nearby. During the academy the lines won't be overly long, and they shouldn't be too gross, but when 10,000 other folks come, the lines get long and the showers get a bit...
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    Re: Festival camping advise

    I'd buy firewood offsite, but still locally-- a lot of tree diseases and bugs can be spread by carrying firewood from place to place. that may be a cause of some of the big pine beetle infestations...
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    Re: Festival camping advise

    Hey lex-- looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

    You won't be a bad neighbor by going simple. You'll meet everyone around you, and everyone will be happy to lend a hand. You can definitley get...
  25. Thread: Famous Friends

    by KEB
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    Re: Famous Friends

    Since I've been going to Delfest Academy for the last handful of years, I've had the opportunity to talk with Sierra Hull, Ronnie McCoury, and Jesse Brock during the course of some lessons and a...
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