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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