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    Members of the band "Elk Range" entertained stranded motorists On I-70 in Colorado recently...


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    Oops, I meant to include the word "for" in the title.
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    I wish my bass playing sounded that good, even without mittens on.
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    Great way to make fun out of a bad situation, and what scenery! Great mandolin work. But that harmonica. It sounds like the player picked up the wrong key harp and didn’t realize it. A+ for good vibes though.

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    and almost no chop chords!

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    Stranded motorists… Great name for a band! Or some kind of tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandognome View Post
    Great way to make fun out of a bad situation, and what scenery! Great mandolin work. But that harmonica. It sounds like the player picked up the wrong key harp and didn’t realize it. A+ for good vibes though.
    Sounds like she is playing straight harp instead of cross. As a friend of mine used to say about Dylan's harp playing " C off key"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Oops, I meant to include the word "for" in the title.
    I fixed it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    and almost no chop chords!
    Pretty sure he is playing so hard and fast to stay warm!

    BTW, once upon a time I spent a year following the sun - winter in Tucson, summer in Boulder. When it got too cold to busk in the Pearl Street Mall I took off for the Bay Area. I stuck it out past Halloween, though, even if it meant playing with ski gloves on. Crowd size sure had taken a dive by then, and along with that, tips.
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    Cold....dry.... air... snow to boot..... hats off to those guys to subject their instruments to that environment.... I'd sure think twice... now that is the palce to have a synthetic mando or bass in your case, or in this situation, out of it and in the elements !!
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    I wonder if they played "foot prints in the snow"?
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    Or for that matter, "Cold Rain And Snow," "Cold, Cold Heart," "Eighth Of January," Little Feat's "Cold, Cold, Cold," or Dar Williams' great sad song, "February." I'm sure they did not play "Summertime" or "Heat Wave."
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    The harp sounds fine to me. Maybe you were expecting Toots Thielemanns?
    "The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations, and often lose themselves in error and darkness!"
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    I think the reason that the mandolin player was not playing chop chords is because the guitar player is absent. He was driving the rhythm bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Or for that matter, "Cold Rain And Snow," "Cold, Cold Heart," "Eighth Of January," Little Feat's "Cold, Cold, Cold," or Dar Williams' great sad song, "February." I'm sure they did not play "Summertime" or "Heat Wave."
    ….or “Icy Mountain”, “Snowflake reel”, “Snowbird in the ashbank”, “Cold frosty morning”…..

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    Default Re: Bluegrass band plays for stranded motorists in CO

    Next time someone from down south asks if it's safe to take their mandolin outdoors when the temperature's going down to 40F, we can refer them to this video.

    By the way, the fiddler, Graham Townsend, composed "Ice on The Road" under similar circumstances. The car he was in slid off the road, and he and his father made music to entertain the folks who stopped while they waited for help. I suspect the road was less busy than the one in Colorado in the video above.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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