Monday, August 6, 2007

AG Webcast: Episode 7


Ricky Skaggs, belting it out

For your listening pleasure, here's my seventh webcast and my second guest on KGB. I've always enjoyed bluegrass and the virtuosity of its musicians, but never had a good enough familiarity with its rich history or its contemporary directions to really hold my own. So, this time I tapped into the bluegrass knowledge of Doug Gerdon to afford myself and all my faithful fans a good look and a fair listen to bluegrass and all the variations therein. Doug has been playing mandolin for a few years, but only a few years, so I think its still fresh in his mind what it's like to listen to some of these songs for the first time. So, settle back, listen up, and let those beautiful harmonies and that high lonesome sound wash over you.

1. Ricky Skaggs - Get Up John, Bluegrass Rules (1997) - written by Bill Monroe

2. Blue Highway - In the Gravel Yard, Lonesome Pine (2006) - written by Malcolm Pulley

3. Uncle Earl - Warfare, She Waits for Night (2005) - Traditional

4. Tony Rice - Church Street Blues, Church Street Blues (1983) - written by Norman Blake

5. Lonesome River Band - My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin, Carrying the Tradition (1994) - written by Bill Monroe

6. Rabbit In a Log - Nine Pound Hammer, Late Night Feast (2006) - Traditional

7. The Dreadful Snakes - Lonesome Whistle Blues, Snakes Alive (1983) - written by Hank Williams

8. Tim O'Brien - A Few More Years, Fiddler's Green (2005)

9. Leftover Salmon - Ain't Gonna Work, Euphoria (1997)

10. John Prine - Paradise, John Prine (1971)

11. Old Crow Medicine Show - Caroline, (*Can't figure out where this song came from, any help?)

12. Townes Van Zandt - No Deal, High Low and In Between (1972)

13. Grateful Dead - Dark Hollow, live - written by Bill Browning

14. Lonesome River Band - Little Birdie, Head On Into Heartache (2005)

*Like what you hear? Doug suggests Ricky Skagg's album, Bluegrass Rules [buy it here or here]


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We warmed up with your webcast on our way to the Henderson "Bluegrass in the Park" festival yesterday. It made for an opening almost as grand as a fat man in a white shirt and tie bobbing, playing the guitar, and yodeling, which was the close.

I'm G