Bluegrass

 

David Holt: How to Play the Spoons

banjofolk
Oct 15, 2010

David Holt is a Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist, historian, television host, teacher and entertainer. As a child his father taught him how to play bones and spoons, a skill that had been passed down in his Texas family for five generations. Frequent guest on Grand Ole Opry and other television programs. David won his second Grammy as an artist and producer for “Legacy,” his 3- CD set with long time friend and collaborator Doc Watson

Gotta try it!

Spoons Music – Spoon Solo – the Spoon Lady

Abby the Spoon Lady
Jul 23, 2017

on Patreon: www.patreon.com/spoonlady OUR ALBUM HAS FINISHED!! suitcaseandspoons.bandcamp.com/ ABBY THE SPOON LADY abby@spoonladymusic.com on the web: spoonladymusic.com/ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AbbyTheSpoon… . Streaming and store links: iTunes: itunes.apple.com/album/id13040… Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/6y8cMs… Google Play: play.google.com/store/music/a… Deezer: www.deezer.com/us/artist/1347…

 

Ben Shirley and Abby The Spoon Lady – Barefoot Nelly

Abby the Spoon Lady
Sep 28, 2013

This is a clip from 2013 in Asheville, NC. We actually recorded an album. Ben is a great banjo player. turnedearth.bandcamp.com/ Ben Shirley and Abby The Spoon Lady performing Barefoot Nelly spoonlady.com/

 

You Got To Move – Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady

Abby the Spoon Lady
Jun 3, 2018

Eventually, it is inevitable. Everyone will have to move. We created this video using a single camera and just the Camera mic, one take. We used a Nikon D3200: amzn.to/2CzF0cM The guitar Chris is using: Recording King dirty 30’s resonator. amzn.to/2E6VNpI The harmonicas that Chris uses: – Hohner Special 20 amzn.to/2E6VNpI – Lee Oskar Major Diatonic amzn.to/2I7jDFJ #ChrisRodriguesandSpoonLady #SpoonLady #SpoonLadyFriends Find a copy of our latest album right here: suitcaseandspoons.bandcamp.com/ – – – Sign up for our mailing list: eepurl.com/cvgUQv ABBY THE SPOON LADY abby@spoonladymusic.com on the web: https://spoonladymusic.com/ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AbbyTheSpoon… on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thespoonlady/ on Twitter: twitter.com/AbbySpoonLady CHRIS RODRIGUES chrisrodmusic@gmail.com on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisRodmusic/

This stuff is just too awesome for words. Shows the deep need we humans have for music … creating beauty with two pieces of metal. Excellence!

 

 

Dance of the Thistledown – Mean Mary

Mean Mary
May 18, 2018

Flashback Friday video. This recording is from the original banjo & guitar tablature book and DVD – The Sparrow and the Hawk (available at meanmary.com and Amazon).

Dance of the Thistledown – written and arranged by Mary James. Performed by: Mary James (Mean Mary), Frank James, and Norton T. Miller

Ahhh, this hit the spot!

 

 

Hillbilly Banjo Player in the Talent Show

Mile Higher Boys
Apr 12, 2013

Joel playing in the Talent Show at Bennett High School.

1st Song: Cripple Creek Ft. Boil Them Cabbage Down
2nd Song: Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Thanks for watching!

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Not sure what to make of this sitch.

 

 

Mean Mary – Blazing

Mean Mary
Published on Mar 1, 2018

Blazing, banjo and guitar instrumental – Mean Mary with (brother) Frank James.

“Blazing” available now on: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc. meanmary.com

Blazing is right!

He swoons…

 

 

Mean Mary – Dark Woods (Official Music Video)

Mean Mary
Published on Aug 9, 2019

Dark Woods is on Mean Mary’s upcoming album, Cold. Pre-order now at meanmary.com/cold

Special thank you to Deering Banjos. Mary is playing a Deering Goodtime Midnight Special in the video.

Video filmed and edited by Mary James and Jean James.

For more info on Mean Mary visit: meanmary.com facebook.com/meanmarymusic twitter.com/meanmarymusic instagram.com/meanmarymusic

Cold ashes of an old camp fire
A scrap of cloth caught on a briar
Could these be us? Were we once here?
When did we both disappear?

I hear a voice among the trees
Maybe just the nighttime breeze
Maybe it’s the wild things roaming free
Wild like you, wild like me
Calling now to you and me
We must follow, can’t you see? – come with me

CHORUS:
Forget the city and its false lights
They steal your dreams, they steal your nights
Leave your troubles, your worldly goods
And run with me, run with me
to the dark woods

Footprints in a hidden cave
Mementoes time chose to save
Initials carved in the frost
How did we ever get so lost?

Can’t you see? It’s all so clear
No one else has ever been here
Except for the wild things roaming free
Wild like you, wild like me
Calling now to you and me
And we must follow, can’t you see? – run with me

CHORUS

In the dark we have no fear
In the woods no one can hear
Except for the wild things roaming free
Wild like you, wild like me
Only the wild things, here to see
Wild like you, wild like me

CHORUS

(Lyrics and music: Mary James, Jean James)

Nice and Neat!

And it seems that Mary has developed a signature sound.

This is certainly an excellent thing.

 

 

Little Maggie – Appalachian Traditional – 3 Finger Banjo – Edward Phillips

Edward Phillips
Published on Jul 30, 2019

No use trying to sing over a blaring bluegrass banjo lol

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Dang that line is right, one can hardly hear him.

But it’s alright.

 

 

The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower

Hippekuln
Published on Jul 30, 2007

From the Grand Ole Opry

Oh, my, a super fine family, those Carters!

 

 

“Cripple Creek” on the banjo, by Tracy Newman

Tracy Newman
Published on Aug 11, 2015

In 1965, I did 6 episodes of a public TV series for children called “What’s New.” I presented folk songs from all over the world, and many instruments, to the best of my ability at the time. We shot these episodes at Brooklyn College and Joan Sheppard was the director.

I have posted this before and will again because I love it, the lady is just delightful and it is one of the few renditions out there that get the dang song right!

Another is by Stringbean – that is also posted here – and it was played properly every week on Hee Haw but I can’t find that particular bit on yootoob, despite the many posts from the show on that site. Other than that the searches have been mighty bleak.

Remember — No Music, No Life – Know Music, Know Life.

 

Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia and Friends – Thanksgiving Jam – 11/23/72

arghdos
Published on May 23, 2014

Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia and Friends Thanksgiving Jam
Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX November 23, 1972

BAND:

Doug Sahm – vocals, guitar
Leon Russell – vocals, piano
Jerry Garcia – vocals, guitar, pedal steel
Phil Lesh – bass
* Jerry Barnett – drums (Shiva’s Headband)
Mary Egan – fiddle (Greazy Wheels)
Benny Thurman – fiddle (13th Floor Elevator bassist)

* The drummer is often listed as Bill Kreutzman from the Dead, but apparently he didn’t play: “Though he was in attendance that evening, there is no verifiable evidence that Bill Kreutzmann sat in with the band. When asked a few years ago, the owner of the Armadillo seemed to recall Bill feeling sick that night.”

01 High Heel Sneakers [Tommy Tucker] 00:00
02 Wild Side Of Life [Hank Thompson] 06:21
03 Swingin’ Doors [Merle Haggard] 10:59
04 Me & Bobby McGee [Kris Kristofferson/Janis Joplin] 15:32
05 Stormy Monday [T-Bone Walker] 20:48
06 That’s All Right (Mama) [Arthur Crudup/Elvis Presley] 25:42
07 Come On In My Kitchen [Robert Johnson] 31:57
08 T For Texas [Jimmie Rodgers] 36:29
09 Mr. Tambourine Man [Bob Dylan/Byrds] 43:09
10 (Is Anybody Goin’ To) San Antone [Charley Pride] 46:43
11 Sugarfoot Rag [Hank Garland] 50:09
12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry [Hank Williams] 52:51
13 Jambalaya [Hank Williams] 57:54
14 Today I Started Loving You Again [Merle Haggard] 01:01:56
15 Columbus Stockade Blues [Traditional] 01:08:04
16 Honky Tonkin’ ~ Dear John [Hank Williams] 01:11:50

Set 2:

01 Orange Blossom Special [Bill Monroe] 01:15:20
02 Kentucky Waltz [Bill Monroe] 01:18:11
03 Big Boss Man [Jimmy Reed] 01:22:54
04 Searchin’ [Coasters] 01:28:56
05 Those Lonely Lonely Nights [Earl King] ~ Shake A Hand [Faye Adams] 01:35:45
06 Hey Bo Diddley [Bo Diddley] 01:40:25
07 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [Bob Dylan] 01:50:36
08 A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall [Bob Dylan] 01:56:52
09 Wild Horses [Rolling Stones] 02:04:46
10 Slippin’ Into Christmas [Leon Russell] 02:09:28
11 Money Honey [Drifters/Elvis Presley] 02:14:05
12 Chug-A-Lug [Roger Miller] 02:19:50
13 Roll Over Beethoven [Chuck Berry] ~ Good Golly Miss Molly [Little Richard] ~ Roll Over Beethoven [Chuck Berry] 02:22:04

Simply superb.

 

 

The Seldom Scene 1979 – Rider (Bluegrass)

Uploaded on Dec 16, 2007

Members of the 1979 Seldom Scene: John Duffey (Mandolin), Ben Eldridge (Banjo), Mike Auldridge (Dobro), Phil Rosenthal (Guitar), & Tom Gray (Bass)

For Barbara and John.

These guys have been heroes for so very long. This is way back in the days of my yoot, so good, oh man…so good.

Enjoy.

Peace.

 

Uploaded by  on Mar 10, 2011

Recorded live at the Boardinghouse in San Francisco, California. July 23, 1973

1. Cheyenne @ 0:02
2. Down Where The River Bends @ 2:43
3. Love Please Come Home @ 7:27
4. Midnight Moonlight @ 11:01
5. Fanny Hill @ 16:05
6. Hard Hearted Heart Beaker @ 19:54
7. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy @ 22:55
8. Pig In A Pen @ 27:33
9. Panama Red @ 30:27
10.Wild Horses @ 33:33
11.White Dove @ 38:08
12. Wicked Path Of Sin @ 42:37
13. Blue Mule @ 45:00
14. Orange Blossom Special @ 50:53
15. Old & In The Way Breakdown @ 55:42
16. On And On @ 59:26
17. Lonesome Fiddle Blues @ 1:03:22
18. The Fields Have Turned Brown @ 1:06:34
19. Mule Skinner Blues @ 1:11:20
20. Catfish John @ 1:14:08
21. Land Of The Navajo @ 1:17:22
22. Hobo Song @ 1:26:32

I was ever so happy to find this recording!

Old And In The Way is, to me, the best in bluegrass. And this is an hour and a half of them!

Featuring the combined talents of master musicians Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan and John Kahn… aided by soundman Owsley Stanley… in a search for that wonderful High Lonesome sound that for some reason just fills me with lonesome happiness. Lonesome is all I have ever known.