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    I don't expect many to agree with me when I say that this is wonderful.


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    I agree. I loved it

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    Great stuff. What more could you want?

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    I agree. It´s cool! Great team.

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    Great!
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    It was a great show last night. Chris Siebold did some singing on the Drifters medley and impressed me. I was a huge Pat Donohue fan and was sad to see him go but Chris S. is starting to come into his own now. It was also great to see Thile just sitting in with the house band even when he wasn't the focus of the segment.

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    neat and different-thanks for posting
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    Excellent!
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    I stand corrected - and pleasantly surprised

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    I love it!

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    From Ron McMillan - "I don't expect many to agree with me...". In my case,that's true. Lots of energy,but for me,little else i'm afraid,
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    Great, just Great!

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    Very nice.
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    I don't get it,,a complete waste of his talent,,pretty strange performance..

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    Guess it's a matter of taste - I don't get a couple of the comments, I think they just translate to "I don't like it." To my taste, a very musical, fairly vocal intensive performance with several parts meshing musically in a seamless, emotive fashion. But if you prefer more standard bluegrass style mandolin soloing and performance package, check out the Del McCoury Band performance of "Ain't Gonna Do" I just posted in the bluegrass forum - stellar performance there all around, can't get enough of that one.

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    that ain't no blue chip pick!

    (I'm a fan and can't wait to see him in June at the Kennedy Center!)

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    ... it's a radio show, and the tune was well done. What's not to like?

    And, there was Aoife O'Donovan there too ... she's a fine talent in her own right.
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    It's a far cry from what I would expect to hear from a "mandolin genius". Thile is a wicked mandolin player, and thats what i would want to hear.Not some kind of experimental, alternative folk music that he might as well be holding a tambourine...

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    Chris is a musician first, mandolin player second. He is able to adapt his mandolin to whatever his musical idea is.

    If I like or don't like the musical idea, well that is something else, but that Chris does it on his mandolin - well that is a good thing. Like the guitar, the mandolin is capable of anything. Even stuff outside my personal taste.

    For the record, however, I liked it.
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    I am not a PHC listener, but my guess is that a weekly dose of Thile displaying his mandolin virtuosity would attract tens, maybe even dozens, of new listeners. It would also drive away thousands of people who could not care less about the tiny, tinny sounding guitar he plays and who just want to hear a man and a woman sing a good song.

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    I respect him for being the great mandolin player he is but that particular song/style made me cringe. For one thing he needs to learn how to pronounce the word Manhattan.

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    I enjoy hearing new or experimental things. Um, isn't that how (for instance) bluegrass started?

    Sometimes, highly talented/creative musicians don't like feeling like they're locked into a box and are only allowed to play certain sounds.

    As an audience member, I feel honored when such a musician chooses to share their more 'experimental' music with the public, rather than keeping it under wraps where no one else can enjoy it too.

    For the record, I'd never even heard of Chris Thile until a year ago when I inadvertently discovered this forum, so I have no expectations as to what he 'should' be playing.

    My reaction to this particular song (I like it) is based solely on whatever merits the song/performance itself has, I view it as a fun upbeat joyous song that has a good rhythm I can tap my foot to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bingoccc View Post
    It was a great show last night. Chris Siebold did some singing on the Drifters medley and impressed me. I was a huge Pat Donohue fan and was sad to see him go but Chris S. is starting to come into his own now. It was also great to see Thile just sitting in with the house band even when he wasn't the focus of the segment.
    I am a Siebold fan, (a fan of his wife, as well - totally wrong genre' for this MC crowd ) I hope he survives any kind of transitional cut, if there is one, as Thile takes over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike001 View Post
    I respect him for being the great mandolin player he is but that particular song/style made me cringe. For one thing he needs to learn how to pronounce the word Manhattan.
    That was part of the song. He is singing it in the role of an out of towner, coming back. Not a New Yorker.
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    It was ok. I give him credit for a) writing new songs for the show and b) not just doing the same thing every week. His song The Mississippi is Frozen is beautiful, and he wrote it in a few days.


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