Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Lookout Blues

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Albany NY

    Default Lookout Blues

    James Bryan played fiddle with Norman and Nancy Blake as part of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble, their music showing strong influences from their native region near Chattanooga where Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee all share borders. He played with Bill Monroe and with Tennessee Ernie Ford and studied for a time in Ireland with the great Bobby Casey. He appears with Carl Jones playing traditional and original music these days.

    I had both his Albums "Lookout Blues" and "The First of May" on vinyl but lost them in the shuffle of things. I recently found Lookout Blues on "Take's Bluegrass Channel" and so have listened to that pretty much every day for the last few weeks. So I learned "Off She Goes" which is very different from the version in O'Neils so I am thinking it is really a different tune with a shared title. I also took a stab at Bryan's own "Lookout Blues" which is very indicative of his style and of the music of that Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama border region.

    Here's my attempt on Octave

    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tmsweeney For This Useful Post:

  3. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Placida, Florida

    Default Re: Lookout Blues

    Thanks for that tune. I'm a big fan of Norman and Nancy. I also liked the tone of your octave. Keep on.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts