Tag Archives: Bluegrass

Where Did This Stuff Come From?

   Sometimes, you don’t know what you’ve got, until you look. There’s stuff. A glove your dog brought home. A gift you’ve never opened. Something your husband forgot to tell you about. All the junk in the basement. In closets, … Continue reading

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Peter Stampfel — Holy Rounder

   I hope there is always room in this world for deep, silly, serious goofballs like Peter Stampfel. There’s no telling how he got to be this way, but it seems he began with an unshakeable and unique take on … Continue reading

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Peter Rowan – Howlin’ at the Moon

   Bill Monroe, David Grisman, Richard Greene, Clarence White, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, and countless others all have Peter Rowan in common. It is said that he was born with a guitar in his hands, which must have … Continue reading

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Run for the Roses – A Day at the Races!

This weekend is the 141st Kentucky Derby. That’s a lot of racing, betting, tears, and joy. Also, a lot of horses.  My Old Kentucky Home   Merle Travis  It’s a beautiful scene – sleek horses, thick rich turf, overflowing stands, blue sky, … Continue reading

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Del and the Boys

    What about Del? That voice – high nasal, improbable. That energy – sincere, soft and southern, with an edge that lets you know he means everything he says. And, his sense of family, not just the fact that it’s … Continue reading

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Hot Rize Rides Again!

   In 1978, traditional bluegrass was nudged forward by four guys living, not in a rural holler or on an isolated hillside in Tennessee or Kentucky, but in Boulder, next to the mountains, high up, thin air, great weather, easy … Continue reading

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All Summer Long!

  There’s been a large gap between posts from June to September and I just want to say that this has been the most wonderful summer. We didn’t get three months of 90s like we had the last couple of … Continue reading

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