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    Re: May 24 Canadian fiddle concert

    Yes, Calvin's an outstanding fiddler and a heck of a nice guy, without an ounce of pretension to him. I've seen him live many times, often in small settings, including at the now-defunct "By The...
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    Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    97% of statistics are made up on the spot. ;)
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    May 24 Canadian fiddle concert

    Calvin Vollrath, from Alberta, is a highly-regarded, outstanding Canadian fiddler in the cross-Canada old-time style style. He plays traditional music and composes his own tunes. Calvin's concerts...
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    Re: Acoustic blues show on mandolin and banjos

    I'm looking forward to it, Paul. I enjoyed your show at The Log Drive Cafe, a couple of months back. I'd recommend that those who like old, acoustic blues check this out.
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    Re: recognize this blues song?

    I'm definitely a fan of Guy Davis and greatly enjoy his contemporary take on mostly acoustic blues, firmly rooted in tradition. Furthermore, he plays mandolin, but seldom on his recordings. However,...
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    Re: recognize this blues song?

    frankie: "I don't think you need to be so skeptical... covers of "The Girl I Love" often appear under the title "Brownsville Blues" or "Goin' To Brownsville" - based on the town mention in the...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Unless you're an obsessive person, you can't play continually for hours. Blessings on those who are both talented and obsessive; we all love listening to them when they emerge into the world. No use...
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    Re: recognize this blues song?

    Thanks, men. You led me to lots of good blues on YouTube. I wasn't familiar with the term “Roll & Tumble, nor had I heard "Roll and Tumble Blues" by Hambone Willie Newbern (...
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    recognize this blues song?

    Below is "Limetown" as played by Guy Davis. (He recorded another version with T-Bone Wolk on mandolin, but I can't find it on YouTube.) Davis credits the song to Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell's...
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    Re: Wheel Hoss - Bill Monroe

    Oops, I called you "Bill" rather than Steve -- but, under the circumstances, you can take that as a compliment. ;)
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    Re: Wheel Hoss - Bill Monroe

    Very good, Bill. I enjoyed that.
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    Re: Beginner getting into Bluegrass

    I'm not a bluegrass man, and don't have tips, but try Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass." There's plenty by him on YouTube. There's also a category, worth exploring, down the Forum page, entitled...
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    Re: a guide to instrument valuations

    Having once done a study of auctions sales, I came to the conclusion -- and I'm not the first -- that ultimately the monetary value of an object is what someone is willing to pay for it on the day...
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    Re: Electric mandolin

    I'm an another Godin A8 supporter. It's an acoustic instrument fitted with a pre-amp, and plays well and loudly un-amped as well as amplified. I'm very happy with mine.
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    Re: Daily Cleaning Routine

    When the light hits my mandolin the wrong way, I might blow on it or dust it with a tissue. Otherwise, I just put it through the carwash now and then when it gets muddy. ;)
  16. Re: Any idea where I can find more music like this?

    I enjoyed that piece very much. They really have the old-time sound. Search this site for "old time," and also look back on this thread, "Old-Time, Roots, Early Country, Cajun, Tex-Mex", and you'll...
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    Re: Shipping from Japan to USA?

    When I buy things from other countries, I never pay a high rate to get them quickly, partly because I'm both cheap and patient, and also because no company can guarantee how long an item takes to go...
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    No reason for this post...

    ...except that the music makes me happy. I hope you enjoy it too.

    If the links don't work search YouTube for "Frank Wakefield - Double Stoppin' the Blues".

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    Re: Baotm

    Thank, Mikey. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there are two (or more) John Baldry's in the world! Often blues and folk revivalists dipped into more than one genre in their early days before...
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    Re: Baotm

    Perhaps you're aware that Baldry died in Vancouver in 2005, after living there for decades. In Canada, we knew him as a blues guitar player and singer. I never heard of him playing mandolin, but then...
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    Re: Another in a long line of stupid questions

    Ditto David's explanation. I used a capo some when I was starting out. Many songs are written in C, but I'm more comfortable singing in D, so it was easy to capo up from C, and play the chord...
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    Cape Breton fiddlers often follow St. Kilda's Wedding with "Trip to Windsor," as recorded by Winston "Scottie" Fitzgerald. On another recording, Buddy MacMaster followed it with "Elizabeth's Big...
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    Re: how often do you refill your humidifier?

    The point of using humidifiers is that in dry climates and in much of North America, where we have to use a great deal of heat and plug up drafts to keep our houses comfortable, the conditions...
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    Re: banjo-mandolin with oak leaf

    Thanks, Jim and everyone who contributed here. The mandolin-banjo's owner hasn't responded to my request for photos, so I guess she has less interest in its history than we do. Oh, well. (I've been...
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    Re: NOT an essential service?!

    Boy! I believe Charlie, in the OP, was making a tongue-in-cheek joke about what mandolin players think is important, just as a sports fan might say, "What? I can't live if you cancel ball games."...
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