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  1. Re: Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival on Vancouver Island, BC

    Wenatchee is a great festival. We just wanted something different this year.
  2. Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival on Vancouver Island, BC

    Wondering if any other Cafe members are going to Vancouver Island for this festival? We’ve got a small caravan coming up from Central Oregon for the festival and should arrive in Cowichan Valley on...
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    Re: Torrified wood

    [QUOTE=Gary Alter;1712469]Each builder approaches it individually, on the newer Red Diamond mandolins Don MaCrostie torrefies the top, back, neck, sides and bridge.

    Red Diamond offers a torrrified...
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    Re: Father's Hall

    So far, I am playing the tune at about half the speed of Norman and Tony:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U3OpBZ3DAnM#fauxfullscreen
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    Re: Father's Hall

    Just learning this gem of a tune. It’s on the “Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2” CD with Doc Watson and Nancy Blake joining in on the musical mirth & merriment. Another great mandolin tune on this CD is...
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    Re: Telluride Night Grass Tickets

    Chris, if you go to the festival website I think you can find a link to "forums" and perhaps you can score tickets there?? I did this for the Telluride Blues Festival a few years ago and had no...
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    Re: The Slocan Ramblers

    I didn't know they were going to be at the Shelton "Bluegrass from the Forest" fest next month. Thanks for the heads up...hope to see fellow Cafe folks there. It'll be our first time to this...
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    Re: The Slocan Ramblers

    These guys are fantastic, creative musicians. Look forward to seeing them again at Cowichan Valley Festival on Vancouver Island this summer.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Here’s a link to the newscast:

    http://www.news9.com/story/40014748/2-businesses-lost-in-downtown-guthrie-fire
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    Andrew Mowry article

    We are really fortunate here on the high desert of central Oregon to have a very vibrant acoustic music scene as well as some truly gifted instrument builders. Among the best of the builders is...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I don’t have any pictures and it was a custom build so not for sale.
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I played a brand spankin' new and truly lovely Heiden A5 and...oh my. So lively and a cannon with sooo much balanced sustain. The "pop" was off the charts and, as stated, it's brand new. Englemann...
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    Re: Leon Russell and New Grass Revival

    Saw Leon in 1991 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and it was quite a moving experience. He sang and played with every ounce of his heart and soul. Thanks for sharing this amazing video.
  14. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    July 12-14 in Merrill, Oregon so maybe this one will work for you...

    https://www.lostriverfestival.com/
  15. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    This one http://cowichanbluegrass.com/ on Vancouver Island, BC Canada should be a lot of fun this summer. Great lineup and setting. This used to be the Sooke Bluegrass Festival I think...
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    Re: Merry Christmas, Deadheads

    What a long, strange trip it was for Jerry...
  17. Re: Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City Concert, December 1st

    Any chance you could post the videos here or on your website for those of us that don't subscribe to facelessbook?
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

    🎶 🎶
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    Re: Red Diamond Serial Numbers

    Yep, Fretboard Journal sure did publish an article on Don. Not sure how recent, though. He's one of the most sincere and nicest guys you'll ever cross paths with. I own (and not releasing) RD 259...
  20. Re: Best Beginner Book for Learning to Read Music

    In order to learn more Turlough O’Carolan tunes I am working my way through this book and have found it quite helpful thus far:
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    Re: Washington State for vacation

    Is there much of a regular local jamming scene in Port Townsend?
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Nice pickin' Don!
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    Re: Telluride Streaming on koto.org

    Looks like they even might be able to sneak a little bluegrass music into this year's Telluride Bluegrass festival.
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    Re: Kelley #058

    They are really cool tailpieces...unless you live in the Pacific Northwest and wear wool three seasons a year. The tailpiece snags the long sleeve on the right arm assuming you are not a lefty. I...
  25. Re: "A Prairie Jewel" by John Reischman tab anybody????

    I have only the first page to the tune and will send it to you if you're interested. No idea what happened to the second page...sorry.
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