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    Bruce Springsteen! And according to the mando...

    Bruce Springsteen! And according to the mando cafe news feed, so does Jethro Tull and Keith Richards.
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    Mike B- Ya this is a standing invite. Im always...

    Mike B- Ya this is a standing invite. Im always here and ready to play (if im not backpacking/fishing/etc). If you end up out here you should shoot me an email

    tumblewead- good pie and good...
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    This is my annual outcry for anybody who can play...

    This is my annual outcry for anybody who can play an instrument who is/will be in Glacier Park in MT. Unfortunatley, most residents of GNP dont have a computer, much less the internet. However it is...
  4. Thread: Grand targhee

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    Targhee is a blast! Pretty good sized crowd and...

    Targhee is a blast! Pretty good sized crowd and it grows every year. Jamming is widespread and you shouldnt have any trouble finding a session. They even have a mandolin contest and the grand prize...
  5. Thread: Helena mt

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    Im a college student in Helena Montana who has...

    Im a college student in Helena Montana who has been pickin for four years and I am itchin to get some pickin done.
    nkirbybrooke@msn.com
  6. Thread: Ebay warning!

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    Interesting- In Nigeria, people have started to...

    Interesting-
    In Nigeria, people have started to try to scam amercians and brits on ebay. The scamming has become so popular that Nigerian children are starting to learn how to do it in school.

    My...
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    Targhee Bluegrass Fest is pretty sober for a...

    Targhee Bluegrass Fest is pretty sober for a while. Everyone has a few beers during the day (even on stage). But when the sun goes behind that mountain, the temp can go below freezing, so the jams...
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    bowlbacks are called taterbugs in the south. ...

    bowlbacks are called taterbugs in the south.

    the common name for "mandolin" is "manlin".
    Listen to bill monroe live cds. he says "I'm gonna play one on the manlin for ya'." I think that if you...
  9. Thread: Master thesis

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    i think that i heard a story about grisman and...

    i think that i heard a story about grisman and garcia traveling through the backwoods of the south to discover different music.
    could be fun. could be a deliverance nightmare.

    for your thesis,...
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    I'm a boat captain for tour guides up there...

    I'm a boat captain for tour guides up there during the summer. My family owns a campground. There is nothing better than waking up after it rains and sitting on the front porch of your personal cabin...
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    Perhaps, instead of "Your name here", you could...

    Perhaps, instead of "Your name here", you could actually put somebody's name. What would be more confusing than a mandolin that read "The Bob Marley" or "The Bart Simpson" or "The David Grisman...
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    I know all of the pickers around these parts....

    I know all of the pickers around these parts. (all three of them). But if any of youall end up travlin around the east glacier area, shoot me a post and we'll have a mountain-jam pickin-party.
    ...
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    yea, seriously. If you have talent on both mando...

    yea, seriously. If you have talent on both mando and guitar and vocals, you might end up like bill monroe! He was so musical it killed him.

    When I first started playing mando, i had this same...
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    a weber 5-string solidbody electricmando came...

    a weber 5-string solidbody electricmando came into bozemans local music shop the other day. I played it and you can see it on their website.

    Looks great- i especially liked the headstock. but...
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    just wondering if yall had an idea about how to...

    just wondering if yall had an idea about how to play that first lick in new mule skinner.
    thanks, kirby
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    Young people are tireing of rap and pop-rock bs....

    Young people are tireing of rap and pop-rock bs. I was one of them. At first, i was the only grasser in a school of 2000 but now the list is growing.
    Jams, newgrass, Dawg, the Gourds, old crow...
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    I'm drunk and pickin' Jack Daniels and Bill...

    I'm drunk and pickin'
    Jack Daniels and Bill Monroe
    enlighten, inspire
  18. My Weber Custom Gallatin is "Shep", I think after...

    My Weber Custom Gallatin is "Shep", I think after a character in "Babe"
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    Some friends of mine requested that I play 'The...

    Some friends of mine requested that I play 'The Fox' with them at their next show. Ive got it pretty much figured out except the thing he plays in the beginning.
    The chords and rythm seem simple...
  20. Thread: Greencards

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    very like Chris Thile and Dawg. I like them...

    very like Chris Thile and Dawg. I like them better than Nickle Creek though. Still not traditional enough for my tastes
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    If you play grass, monels are the way to go. I...

    If you play grass, monels are the way to go. I think they give a much more bluegrassy feel than the bronze strings. The chop is choppyer, the tone is woodyer, the rythem is clearer.
    Diaddarios are...
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    i guess since it is a 5-string he can justify the...

    i guess since it is a 5-string he can justify the use of a capo. I guess if you were used to using open strings then it would help alot on the emando.
    (it doesnt matter weather it is a mando or...
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    I have a question on soloing technique. I...

    I have a question on soloing technique.

    I usually can sound out a song (or the basic structure of the song) pretty quick and then I just riff out and use open hand position. I love doing that. I...
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    since we are talking about OM quality, can i ask...

    since we are talking about OM quality, can i ask if anybody has an opinion on the quality of Morgan Monroe OMs?
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    I dont know who else was at the festival but it...

    I dont know who else was at the festival but it was great.

    My 3 favorites;
    Sam Bush Band
    The Wilders (great new honkytonk-bluegrass band)
    The Waybacks (swing-grass)

    The weber tent was nice...
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