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  1. Re: MP3 page addition - Kat Wallace and David Sasso, Omega

    So glad you found this album by these two. They're great, especially Kat. (Sorry Dave, I've known her since she was 12 or something). Anyway, it's a great cd, so congratulations you two! As an aside,...
  2. Re: Mandocello solo and duo recordings playlist

    Are these only for classical? There are all the Mike Marshall/Darol Anger duo recordings.
  3. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    Thanks to Mark, Ranald and Foldedpath for their replies. There's a lot to be uncovered here, and will be fun to explore.

    As far as the session thing goes, I'm not disagreeing that there's a place...
  4. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    "It'd have to be an exceptionally good one (IMO). Not meaning to be argumentative or anything, but I'd be skeptical that the average classical string quartet would be able to bring a fiddle tune to...
  5. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    That's confusing to me. Is the group made up of the hybrid/Metis people? (I'm just using the Wiki definition of Mets, being a french derivative of the word hybrid of indigenous and French Canadians)....
  6. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    I think there are a few too many generalizations going on here. Bluegrass has gone from performance music to social-picking music. A year or so ago, there was a thread here asking about who went to...
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    Re: Column: Where is Bluegrass Headed?

    Ha! Actually, Willie, you're right in that respect. The newer players will have the skills, but in all genres, they don;t have the stage polish yet. That's experience. And yeah,there's a niche for...
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    Re: Column: Where is Bluegrass Headed?

    The basic problem with labels is this: if you want them to be strictly applied, you'll choke off your favorite style of music. If you allow some leeway in verbiage, your favorite genre will expand....
  9. Re: Chris Thile Begins a New Era with APM Radio

    I posted this link before somewhere, but here's an article from almost 12 years ago talking about the same sort of new-meets-old, but this was nearer to the beginning of the alternative things, when...
  10. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    But isn't the intent of music we're discussing non-intellectual? Old time certainly was low country (as in worker, farmer, folks of "low intellect" as per the mill owners, plantation owners, bankers,...
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    Re: Music Documentaries.

    A superb suggestion for another snowed-in day. And Ronald, I especially appreciate your point of view on that subject. That's what makes the P.E.I. music so interesting to me; it's impossible to tell...
  12. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    The good thing about threads like this is they give you something to do if you're stuck in yet another nor'easter. Outside of that..

    I was going to use the old "Old-time is meant for playing in...
  13. Re: Why old time and bluegrass are not the same.

    I didn't think there was anything partisan about it. He was simply trying, pretty effectively, to differentiate the two. I do see what his main premise is, though, and that's to avoid lumping forms...
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    Re: Pirate Song Collective

    We saw these folks at Mystic one year. Again, not being terribly pirate-helpful but this whole genre has a bunch of tunes that are way overlooked these days:

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    Re: Pirate Song Collective

    Well, non-pirate, but sea-oriented: I was hoping that I'd find more on the Mystic Seaport's website, as they have a killer sea music festival every year. We live close by, so it was easy to bring our...
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    Re: PHC done?

    PHC is dead, as that's Keillor's franchise. The show's concept lives on with Thile, now called "Live From Here" so that he can travel around the country and host it in different locations. Sort of...
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    Re: Column: Where is Bluegrass Headed?

    Hmmm. Not sure the three things you discuss are exclusive to bluegrass, enough to consider them defining characteristics. Recording affected all forms of music, flat-picked guitar predated bluegrass,...
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    Re: Cheering during live performance

    It's all in the smiley face at the end.
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    Re: Cheering during live performance

    Thanks for this. Going to live music is more than just listening to music, it's about building a whole community, if even for the duration of the performance. In concert series, it's an ongoing...
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    Re: NAMM 2017 Anaheim

    Zippy!! yes, commenting on your Avatar. Nice choice!
  21. Re: Punch Brothers, My Oh My, except with even more joy

    That's great not just because it's great music and tons o' fun, but no one cares who is playing, or what they're playing. It's just a simple huge blast.
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    Re: Harmony Mandolins -- opinions?

    I have a couple that I share with kids or fiends who just want to bang away and see what mandolins are all about. They sound fine, work well (needed some tiny adjustments) but on the whole, 200...
  23. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Looks great! Better renew your website, though!
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    Re: Room Acoustics

    Yup! Now we're into overlap with the other thread on the placebo effect of the name on the headstock of an instrument. I think we can safely say, based on all this, is that if you play the bathroom...
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    Re: Room Acoustics

    Yeah, I didn't explain myself very well.. However, to be technically correct, the mandolin doesn't change it's sound regardless of distance or room. It sounds exactly what it sounds like, and can...
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