Monthly Archives: March 2012

The TB Blues

Last weekend my wife and I were walking along Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade and we happened across a fine new group busking out on the street calling themselves The Buffalo Skinners. They played a raucous, Levon Helm-inspired version of … Continue reading

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Remembering Earl Scruggs the Guitar Player

To mark the life of the great Earl Scruggs who died Wednesday at the age of 88, I would like to celebrate a lesser known portion of his work. Earl Scruggs was an amazing guitar player! I first became familiar … Continue reading

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Coal Tattoo

Coal mining songs make up a significant and powerful contribution to the bluegrass and folk music repertoire. The Merle Travis classic “Dark as a Dungeon” has become a bluegrass standard and never fails to affect the listener with its grave … Continue reading

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Live at The Fowler

Some of my very good friends joined me for the Fowler Out Loud show a few weeks back. It’s always a great time playing there. Here’s a clip featuring some of my friends from The LA BlueGrassHoppers. That’s Scott Linford on the clawhammer banjo … Continue reading

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