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Here is a little preview of what will be coming for my final April video.  Hope you enjoy!

 

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outstanding skiing, vid and music.  Who's the singer/band?  Sort of sounded like Steve Earle, but younger. When I was growing up I had the privilege of Ralph Stanley (and various Clinch Mountain boys), Bill Monroe, among others, pickin and wailin at my house on Friday nights, but have sort of lost touch with more recent stuff.   

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outstanding skiing, vid and music.  Who's the singer/band?  Sort of sounded like Steve Earle, but younger. When I was growing up I had the privilege of Ralph Stanley (and various Clinch Mountain boys), Bill Monroe, among others, pickin and wailin at my house on Friday nights, but have sort of lost touch with more recent stuff.   



It is Steve Earle...good ear!  I'm amazed that you got to have the LEGENDS of bluegrass play at your house!  How did that come about?  I'm trying to get an opportunity to see Doc Watson play live before it is too late.

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I am from far eastern Kentucky, and my parents and other family members are musicians--dad plays banjo--claw hammer old time, mom sings, they have a band -- the Mule Band.  Dad is a huge Doc Watson fan.  Ralph Stanley is from a bordering county in Virginia, and many of his band members, past and present were from Pike County where I am from.  Bill Monroe actually dated some lady that lived on my street, and just randomly showed up one Friday night for the jam session.  Not to keep dropping names but Si Kahn (a little more obscure reference) came one night.  Now, to make you think I am truly full of it, my cousin, Darrell Scott, is a big alt. country guy, studio and performance musician, and mainstream country song writer.  A few years ago Steve Earle's band quit on him mid tour, and Earle had my cousin and a couple other guys meet up with him to finish the tour. 

 

In fact, I just looked and Darrell played on three of Earles' Townes CD, so maybe he's on that one in your clip.  What's the name of the song?

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Joel, great video.  Looks like you must've had fun in April.

 

Mike

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I am from far eastern Kentucky, and my parents and other family members are musicians--dad plays banjo--claw hammer old time, mom sings, they have a band -- the Mule Band.  Dad is a huge Doc Watson fan.  Ralph Stanley is from a bordering county in Virginia, and many of his band members, past and present were from Pike County where I am from.  Bill Monroe actually dated some lady that lived on my street, and just randomly showed up one Friday night for the jam session.  Not to keep dropping names but Si Kahn (a little more obscure reference) came one night.  Now, to make you think I am truly full of it, my cousin, Darrell Scott, is a big alt. country guy, studio and performance musician, and mainstream country song writer.  A few years ago Steve Earle's band quit on him mid tour, and Earle had my cousin and a couple other guys meet up with him to finish the tour. 

 

In fact, I just looked and Darrell played on three of Earles' Townes CD, so maybe he's on that one in your clip.  What's the name of the song?



That is fantastic!  I'd love to have the opportunity to play with any of those legends, but I'd be way out of my league.  I'd just sit there, mouth agape, and watch as they preform their craft.  I'm a big Townes fan as well.  A bit of a different genre, but good music preformed with a lot of soul to it.  The name of the song in the video is "The Mountain" and he is actually playing it with Del McCoury.  If you like Townes and want to hear some of it played by a great bluegrass band, you should check out a band called Town Mountain.  They're from Ashville, NC.



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Joel, great video.  Looks like you must've had fun in April.

 

Mike


Indeed, and I'm still having a great April!  This morning was great.

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Even though I was a kid, I was old enough to realize Bill Monroe was a big deal.  He ended up giving my dad a really nice mandolin.  This was an every Friday night thing for 15 years.  I think back on it now and just realize how cool it was.  Some of my friends and I also laugh about the whole scene, being paid to roll joints as 10 year olds, by adults, other stuff that would freak a lot of folks out.  One of those guys lived in CO for several years and was doing the kind of stuff you guys feature (plus extreme snowmobiling) and always talked about how our (KY's) bluegrass was so big out there. 

 

Mom and dad hang out in the Asheville music scene a lot, and might know the Town Mountain.  I will check them out.   

 

A couple of last random music name drops and I promise I will quit, last summer my parents went to some musician's wedding in Asheville and they hung out with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) who was at the wedding.  When mom told me about it, she also mentioned that cousin Darrell was doing a record with Robert Plant and I just saw he's going on tour with him this summer.   

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