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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Cousin Bill

My Cousin Bill. Bill knew how to enjoy life and in doing it he brought some of that joy with him to others. Bill still had some of that little kid in him and that made him fun to be around. There really was just not enough of Bill to go around, he could not be everywhere at the same time. The times I did get to spend with Bill I will always cherish. The backpack trip to the Sierra Nevadas, The Mountain Bike trip to Utah. I was lucky to have him all to myself on those trips and what a fun time. Life is too short, and it goes by fast. We can all learn something from Bill. He lived life with a sense of humor and with joy and kindness and life is too short to live it any other way. The world is a little less kind, and a little less joyful without Bill in it. I can choose now to let his loss drag me down or to remember him and celebrate him by bringing joy and humor to others I meet in honor of him. I'm so glad I was able to share some of his special time. Thanks Bill for blessing me.

Jazz Is Dead, Salem, MA, 7-10-1999 (SBD) With Derek Trucks!

Jazz Is Dead
Winter Island Festival
Winter Island Park,
Salem, MA
Jimmy Herring - Guitar
Alfonso Johnson - Bass
T. Lavitz - Keys
Rod Morganstein - Drums
*with Derek Trucks

taped by Rob Berger & Jerry Moore
01 - //Jam>
02 - Help On The Way>
03 - Slipknot
04 - Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo>
05 - Franklin's Tower>
06 - Spiral Staircase
07 - Row Jimmy*
08 - Scarlet Begonias*
09 - St. Stephen>
10 - The Eleven>drums
11 - Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey
12 - Dark Star

Bryan Sutton Band, Berkeley, CA, 1-12-2017 (SBD)

A sweet sounding recording of the Bryan Sutton Band.  Bryan Sutton is one of the best flatpicker guitar players you will ever hear. 
Bryan Sutton Band
2017-01-12 (Thurs)
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Berkeley, CA
Source: Soundboard
Set 1
01. Introduction
02. Walkin' Across This Land
03. ? Instrumental
04. Talking, Band Intros
05. That's Where I Belong
06. Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
07. Don't Look For Me
08. Chase The Moon
09. Talking (about Bryan's 1936 Martin D-28)
10. Overton
11. Talking
12. Run Away
13. ? Instrumental
14. Talking
15. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan)
16. Talking (about Asheville, NC)
17. The Swannanoa Tunnel
18. ? Instrumental
Set 2
01. Introduction
02. I've Been All Around This World
03. The Watson Blues (Bill Monroe)
04. The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
05. The Cumberland Reel
06. Happy Birthday Sam Grisman
07. Presbyterian Guitar (John Hartford)
08. Talking (about Doc Watson)
09. The Streamline Cannonball (Doc Watson)
10. Talking, Tuning
11. Time Has Come
12. Talking
13. Old Barns (Mike Barnett)
14. Talking
15. The More I Learn
16. Hangman's Reel
17. Encore: Talking
18. Hills For The Head

Bryan Sutton - guitar, banjo
Casey Campbell - mandolin
Mike Barnett - fiddle
Sam Grisman - bass
Part One
Part Two

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Auldridge, Bennett and Gaudreau, Rockville, MD, 11-30-2001 (SBD)

A real nice one from Mike Auldridge the late great dobro player from the Seldom Scene, with Jimmy Gaudreau from Tony Rice Unit fame on mandolin and Richard Bennett from J.D. Crowe and New South on guitar. 
Auldridge, Bennett and Gaudreau
Robert A. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Montgomery College
Rockville, Maryland
Source: Soundboard
Mike Auldridge - dobro - vocals
Richard Bennett - guitar -vocals
Jimmy Gaudreau - mandolin - vocals
Harold Nixon - bass
 1. Intro
 2. We Live in Two Different Worlds
 3. Leaving's Heavy on My Mind
 4. Sally on the Treadmill
 5. Song For a Winter's Night
 6. Silence or Tears
 7. Ginseng Sullivan
 8. You Don't Know My Mind
 9. Summer Wages
10. Sweet Georgia Brown
11. Wayfaring Stranger
12. Going to the Races
13. Some Old Day
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. The House of the Rising Sun> Walk Don't Run
Total Time: 67:20

Tony Rice & David Grisman, Wilkesboro, NC, 4-30-1995 (SBD)

Super nice soundboard of some great pickin!  You can't go wrong with Rice and Grisman. 
Tony Rice & David Grisman
Watson Stage
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
April 30, 1995
1. Dawg speaks about…
2. Turn of the Century
3. Good Old Mountain Dew
4. Wildwood Flower
5. Vintage Gintage Blues
6. I Don't Want Your Mandolins Mister
7. Swing ‘42
8. I Am A Pilgrim
9. O Solo Mio
– Enter Wyatt Rice, Ronnie Simpkins, Ricky Simpkins –
10. Watson's Blues
11. Fishscale
12. Devlin
13. Cedar Hill
14. crowd
15. E.M.D.
Time:  59:25

Tony Rice Unit with Alison Krauss, Alexandria, VA 10-07-1988 (SBD)

A really nice recording of the Tony Rice Unit with a very young Alison Krauss (17 years old).  Some great bluegrass!
Tony Rice Unit
The Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
October 7, 1988
Source: Soundboard
Tony Rice - Guitar and Vocals
Alison Krauss - Fiddle and Vocals
Jimmy Gaudreau - Mandolin and Vocals
Wyatt Rice - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Mark Schatz - Bass
Kevin Church – Banjo and Vocals
Disc 1   53:18
1st Set:
1. Likes Of Me
2. Little Sadie
3. A Song For Life
4. Band Intros
5. Cold On the Shoulder
6. Blue Railroad Train
7. Nine Pound Hammer
8. Song For A Winters Night
9. Ginseng Sullivan
10. Shadows
11. Why You Been Gone So Long?
12. New Camptown Races
13. Early Morning Rain
14. Goldrush
15. Sixteen Miles
Disc 2  66:53
2nd Set:
1. Age
2. St James Hospital
3. Ten Degrees
4. Fare Thee Well
5. Cry, Cry Darling
6. Cricket
7. Movin’ Out
8. – Enter Kevin Church -
9. Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
10. Blue Night
11. Wayfaring Stranger
12. John Hardy
13. Bitter Green
14. Me and My Guitar
15. goodnight…

David Grisman Quintet , San Francisco 5-28-1977

This is a great early David Grisman Quintet recording, featuring great players like Tony Rice and Darol Anger.  This is what turned me on to bluegrass back in the 70s.  great stuff!
David Grisman Quintet
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
Source: SBD (FM Broadcast)
David Grisman: Mandolin
Tony Rice: Guitar
Darol Anger: violin
Bill Amatneek: Bass
Todd Phillips: Mandolin
01. Dawg's Rag
02. Obanion's Wake
03. 16 16
04. Band Introduction
05. Swing 51
06. Norwegian Wood w/John Carlini
07. Swing 42
08. Spain
09. Japan
10. Ricochet
11. Fish Scale
12. Dawg's Bull
13. Minor Swing

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Reseda, CA, 5-28-1981, (SBD)

A real nice recording of jazz fusion band Jeff Lorber Fusion. 
Jeff Lorber Fusion
Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club
Reseda, Ca. USA
May 28, 1981
promoting their album "galaxian"
soundboard recording
runtime: 80:46 (minutes/ seconds)
Jeff Lorber: keyboards
Marlin McLean: guitar, vocals *
Kenny Gorelick: sax and flute
Danny Wilson: bass
Dennis Bradford: drums
1: galaxian 5:34 (introduction/opening cuts in slightly)
2: fusion juice 5:09
3: wizard island 7:03
4: band introductions 1:28
5: think back and remember 4:48 *
6: bright sky 6:01
7: reflections (w/ flute solo) 10:59
8: can't get enough (w/bass solo) 8:43 (cuts, spliced at 5:25, tape flip)
9: tune 88 10:03
10: toad's place (w/drum solo) and encore break 15:21
11: spur of the moment 5:36

Jeff Lorber Fusion, Huntington Beach, CA. 1980, (SBD)

Jeff Lorber Fusion
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, Ca.
incomplete soundboard recording
runtime: 45:44 (minutes/ seconds)
Jeff Lorber: keyboards
Kenny Gorelick: sax and flute
(Kenny G)
Danny Wilson: bass
Dennis Bradford: drums
1: toad's place 1:04 (cuts in)
2: Katherine 8:13
3: wizard island 8:03
4: always there 7:41
5: black ice 9:38
6: palladium 6:43
7: water sign 4:22 (end cuts)

Larry Carlton, Huntington Beach, CA, 4-19-1980 (SBD)

Larry Carlton
Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, Ca.
April 19, 1980 (2nd set)
soundboard recording
runtime: 45:36 (minutes/ seconds)
Larry Carlton: guitar
Greg Mathison: keyboards
Don Freeman: keyboards
Pops Popwell: bass
John Ferraro: drums
1: ? 12:37
2: I am a fool 5:57
3: ? 18:31
4: Band introductions 1:51
5: Guitar solo 4:57
6: The Magician 1:42 (end cuts)

Tom Scott, Huntington Beach, CA, 1979 (SBD)

This is a decent recording of sax player Tom Scott at the old Golden Bear, in Huntington Beach CA.  It is a partial show and most likely a mono recording. 
Tom Scott
The Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, CA
Tom Scott            Saxophones
Carlos Rios          Guitar
David Garfield       Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus      Bass
Vinny Colaiuta       Drums
01 Car Wars
02 Dirty Old Man
03 Band Introductions
04 Street Beat
05 Shadows
06 Introducing ''Hittin' on Six''
07 Hittin' on Six
08 Heading Home

Length:  47 Minutes
This recording comes from the archives of the Golden Bear night club in Huntington Beach, California.  At the time, the Golden Bear was the oldest running night club in America -- open since the mid 1920's.  Eventually earthquake building codes made it too expensive to upgrade, and it was
eventually torn down.  Everybody from Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Doors have played at the
Golden Bear.

Willow Valley Loop hike, Arizona

This hike is a rugged hike into a deep entrenched canyon with a stream and some deep pools you must swim. 
This hike is in a tributary and is at the headwaters of West Clear Creek.  Much of this is in a designated wilderness area.  The hike is mostly an off trail scramble and boulder hop down through the canyon bottom along a stream bed.  There is some fighting through brush and some thorn bushes involved that you should avoid if possible.  This is a long day and pretty rugged but the payoff of scenery is well worth it. 

This hike should only be done in warm weather since you will get wet and you should use dry bags to keep your stuff dry.  You should never enter this canyon if the weather forecast is for rain because flash floods could happen and be a great danger.  If you are not in decent shape don't try this because it is a long strenuous day and there is no way out but to do the whole loop once you pass the fist few swimming holes.  It is a one way loop hike that takes between 7 to 9 hours depending on how fast you can go.  There is a stretch of about 3 miles of dirt road that must be hiked or you can do a car shuttle or stash a mountain bike like I did at the Maxwell Trailhead.  I recommend you first do a day hike into Maxwell Trail to get an understanding of where the trail out is, because if you miss it at the end of your day you will be stuck in the canyon overnight and not know if the way out is upstream or down stream.  So for safety scout it out in advance to know the exit point of the canyon. 

Park you car at Maxwell Tank and walk east from the road past or around Maxwell Tank.  I went around the right side of the tank.

 You will have to get over a barbed wire fence and find your way down into the drainage or wash on the other side. Once in the bottom of the wash or drainage, turn right and head down the small canyon.  I found there to be lots of Locust plants with sharp thorns as well as some wild rose.  So this part scratched me up a little, but if you are careful you can probably get through without much damage.  Near the bottom of this side canyon you will encounter a series of dry falls or drops.  I was able to find ways to climb down or around each of them without too much difficulty.  After this you will reach the bottom of the main canyon of Willow Valley.  It takes around 45 minutes to get to this point.  I found the bottom of the canyon to be dry and boulder filled at this location.  You turn right or downstream and begin to boulder hop or climb what I thing was south.  After just a short distance you will come upon the first of a series of deep pools that you have to get through. 

 You might be able to find a way around some of them but the easiest way is just to swim through them (they are too deep to wade). 

  At least one of them there is no other way but to swim.  And on one of them I found no easy entrance other than to jump off a small drop into the water.  Once you do this there is no going back. 

 After this there are no more deep wades, so if you've used a flotation device to keep your pack dry, you can put it away.  I personally just used dry bags inside my pack.  I also bring a water filter so I don't have to carry a full days worth of heavy water.  Downstream from here there is a stretch where the canyon bottom is full of large boulders and rocks. 

 So you boulder hop and route find your way down the canyon.  After a while of this boulder hopping you will start to see pools of water again but nothing you have to swim.
  There are some sections where there are willow thickets you have to fight through.  The easiest way appears to be to stay in the water at these locations.  After a good distance of this the canyon begins to open up and you start to see running water.  

And soon the canyon bottom becomes more open and flat and filled with grass and brush.  You will find a few locations where you will have to wade across the stream and sometimes the grass makes seeing where your footing is supposed to go difficult.  After a while you will find there are some short sections with paths or trails up out of the drainage in some forested areas. 

 The farther you go you will find some actual sections of decent trail through the pines on benches along the canyons edge.  Finally you'll reach the confluence with Clover Creek, which comes in from the left.  This is a very important land mark because your exit point is around a half mile down stream from here.  From this junction down you are now in West Clear Creek and in this area you will find some nice large still pools and some places where people have camped.

  You could always just come down Maxwell Trail and just go a little ways up stream and camp.  And then return back up Maxwell Trail.  And just take it easy and enjoy this remote wilderness at your leisure.  If you stay overnight be reminded that there may be bears in this part of the canyon, but I have never seen any. 

From the Clover Creek confluence stay on the right side of the stream going downstream because you exit is on the right and you don't want to miss it.  There are more big still pools and great scenery as you go. 

After about a half a mile, just before a prominent side canyon enters from the right and the main canyon bends left, you should see some cairns and a well used trail which heads up the slope on the right (north). This is your way out, called Maxwell Trail #37.  From here you will start climbing and it becomes steep with some switchbacks in places.  It is a pretty good climb that takes you up to the rim of the canyon.  At the top you find a West Clear Creek Wilderness Boundary sign and a trail register and parking area. If you have spotted a car here or a mountain bike like I did, the hike part of the adventure is over.  If you did not do the car shuttle or stash a mountain bike you now start the walk along the forest service roads back to your car at Maxwell tank.  It is about 1.5 miles down the road to the junction where you turned of to go to Maxwell Tank.  Turn right at that junction and walk the remaining 1.4 miles back to Maxwell Tank and your car. 

To get to the trail head at Maxwell Tank  You turn west off Lake Mary Road between mile markers 297 & 298.  This is a few miles northwest of the Highway 87 intersection at Clint's Well or Happy Jack.  I believe there is a sign for West Clear Creek.  It is Forest Road (FR) #81. Follow FR #81 for 3.1 miles then turn left onto FR #81E. After driving 3.8 miles stay left (continuing on 81E) at the junction with FR #693. After another 0.5 miles you'll arrive at the junction with Maxwell Trail Road. To spot a car, stay right at this junction and follow it 1.5 miles (ignoring any faint side roads) to the signed trailhead. To reach the trailhead, turn left towards Maxwell Tank. After 0.9 miles a road will come in from the right (stay left), you will reach Maxwell Tank after another 0.4 miles.
Here are some links to information about the main canyon of West Clear Creek, that is down stream from this hike.