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    Gave this a listen, after a long period of no listen. One word: incredible. Both of them. It's as though mandolin didn't exist before CT.

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    Default Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    Don't know if it is the same one, but the the "Temperance Reel" jam that I found on Grooveshark was phenomenal!

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    Is this recording available for purchase anywhere? I would love to hear it.
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    Yep, that's the one. They do Grier numbers, Chris numbers, fiddle tunes, Big Mon, Big Sciota, Lady Be Good, others. CT was still a teenager.

    I remember when this made the initial rounds, caused quite the buzz.

    Not sure if officially available for purchase.

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    How can I get my hands on that CD?

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    Default Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    CT was still a teenager.
    At 17:

    You know these people are good, you see them live in a rehearsed setting and you go WOW, then you see/hear them on these types of stages, and there isn't words to describe...

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    One thing about that weekend, Chris and David were both teaching at the Roanoke workshop, the next morning after playing until 1am at the Prism, probably 1:45 drive from C'ville, Chris was propped against the class door at 8:30am, mandolin in hand practicing, waiting for someone to open the classroom.
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    I've got two discs (turns out they are D2 and D3) in mp3 on my computer...didn't know there WAS a third disc (set one)! Anyone have a copy of the complete show they could share?
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    I'll be happy to share what I've got if nothing else surfaces...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave LaBoone View Post
    I'll be happy to share what I've got if nothing else surfaces...
    I listened to it again today...amazing show! Send me a PM if you're interested.
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    Default Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    Interesting, I was actually at the Prism show and Winterhawk where this workshop was filmed. I actually stealth recorded the Prism show on a minidisc recorder and it came out very good. Interesting to hear some of the "acoustic" properties from the third row perspective. It is not complete though, I think I ran out of disc space after 3 hours! I haven't listened to them since getting a copy of the soundboard years ago. I would be happy to dig them out if anyone would like to make a "matrix" recording using both sources. This show should have been made into a commercial CD as it was such an awe inspiring display of musicianship by both David and Chris. I met him wandering around Winterhawk with his mando slung around his shoulder and after seeing him play that weekend I knew that the mandolin world as we knew it was about to be turned upside down.

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    Grier was very upset when the Prism shows got released without permission as it was going to be a project that he wanted to produce.

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    Default Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    I'm sure there were a couple of other links to this show that now seem to have disappeared. Does anyone have a line on a copy for those of us that are mando-curious?

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    Thanks for sharing this, Phil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrexa View Post
    Interesting, I was actually at the Prism show and Winterhawk where this workshop was filmed. I actually stealth recorded the Prism show on a minidisc recorder and it came out very good. Interesting to hear some of the "acoustic" properties from the third row perspective. It is not complete though, I think I ran out of disc space after 3 hours! I haven't listened to them since getting a copy of the soundboard years ago. I would be happy to dig them out if anyone would like to make a "matrix" recording using both sources. This show should have been made into a commercial CD as it was such an awe inspiring display of musicianship by both David and Chris. I met him wandering around Winterhawk with his mando slung around his shoulder and after seeing him play that weekend I knew that the mandolin world as we knew it was about to be turned upside down.

    Sean
    I was at that show at the Prism Coffeehouse too, though I got there late as I was hosting my radio show on WTJU before the concert. Right before they played Lady Be Good, they talked about hearing me on the radio plugging their concert, and gave me props for getting their names right! (Back in 2000, Thile wasn't exactly a household name, like he is now, and many people pronounced his name wrongly.) One of the best shows I ever experienced..they were both on fire!
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    Default Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    Hey Alan, do you know what guitar(s) and mandolin(s) they played? This is before Thile had a loar I assume. Is that a Dude?

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    Was the Prism still over on Rugby Road at that point?

    I went to college when it was over there, but I was gone long before 2002. Nowadays I think they have something they still refer to as Prism coffeehouse, but I think they hold that at Cville coffee.

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    Yes, the Thile/Grier concert was held at the original site of the Prism Coffeehouse on Rugby Road. After the original Prism closed and several years of inactivity some volunteer members from the local music community wanted to revive the Prism and made a working arrangement with C’ville Coffee to be able to host the shows at their location. The second iteration of the Prism has continued to grow for the past 5 years and the music being presented has been pretty incredible. You can see a photo history of the past Prism shows presented at C’ville Coffee in the ‘Prism Archive Photo Tab’ on their website https://prismcoffeehouse.org/. Although a still relatively small venue (maybe 115 max) they have been able to create strong support for the gigging musicians we all love. Unfortunately like every other venue the Prism has had to go on hiatus with the Covid-19 lockdown but the plans are to start up again as soon as things normalize.

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    Default Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    I really miss the prism.
    Partly I miss the old location, but mostly I miss being able to go to shows there without driving 400 miles!

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    Lynn Dudenbostel told me that Thile owned on of his mandolins early on, when I met Lynn at Swannanoa.
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    I burned show this to years ago - might be time to pull them out and listen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mingusb1 View Post
    Hey Alan, do you know what guitar(s) and mandolin(s) they played? This is before Thile had a loar I assume. Is that a Dude?

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    Hey bud,

    Think the Dude. Guitar I don't know.

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