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    Default Tristan Scroggins & Molly Tuttle

    I've honestly not listened to a whole lot of Tristan's stuff, but he and Molly absolutely tear up one of my favorite old time tunes. He really pulls some fabulous tone out of that old F-4.
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    Beautiful! Thanks for posting it.
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    Default Re: Tristan Scroggins & Molly Tuttle

    I like the tune, a new one to me.

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    Very nice! Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    I like the tune, a new one to me.
    Great playing, love that so many young folks are playing so well these days. Carrying the tradition on.

    We used to do that as our wedding medley.... Lost Girl and Hangman's Reel. Of course we never said the names of the tunes.
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    Default Re: Tristan Scroggins & Molly Tuttle

    Thanks for posting that! Here’s another: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qiu9JqKNeRY

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    Yeah -he has suddenly became prevalent on Face book offering lessons and videos, the "New Chance Blues" vid got me interested, a hell of a picker to be sure, seems to have a very traditional approach.
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    That's a Melvin Wine tune. Very prettily done.
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    That rendition is "quit your day job and chase the dream" good! I very much appreciate Tristan's stylings on this. It's obvious he put a lot of thought into it and how to make it sound "old" while expanding on the single note pattern that was played in the day.

    I neither want to invoke nor provoke the Old Time Police, but I'd suggest the version that he is playing originally comes from John Morgan Salyer. I wouldn't doubt at all that Melvin had it in his repertoire, but I think the version that has been making the rounds in that crowd (Tristan, Molly, Allison deGroot, Tatiana Hargreaves, et al) is virtually note for note what John played. I think Bruce Molsky plays and teaches it regularly.

    Surprisingly, the original Salyer recording has not been put up on Youtube for me to post a convenient link. One of the two original Salyer recordings I have on CD has a mandolin playing along in the background with a guitar.
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