Category Archives: Bluegrass

(April 2, 2017): Bad Livers – Six Feet Down

From the 1992 album, Delusions of Banjer.  An Austin, TX trio (Danny Barnes, Mark Rubin & Ralph White) that was a bit bluegrass, a bit country, and a bit roots, but proudly covered all genres – from Captain Beefheart to … Continue reading

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(April 18, 2016): Black Prairie – Taraf

From the 2012 double album, A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart.  Black Prairie started out as a side project of Nate Query and Chris Funk of the Decemberists.  We don’t get to hear the pipes … Continue reading

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(June 23, 2015): Uncle Earl – The Last Goodbye

From the 2007 single, The Last Goodbye / Easy In The Early (‘Til Sundown).  This tune also appeared on the band’s second LP, Waterloo, Tennessee.  The lineup at the time included KC Groves,  Abigail Washburn , Rayna Gellert, and Kristin … Continue reading

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(Aug 4, 2014): Doc Watson – Way Downtown

From the 1972 triple LP, Will The Circle Be Unbroken.  A pioneering fusion outing for country and rock that produced spectacular results.  A case of “thousands” including Mother Maybelle Carter, Roy Acuff, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Junior Husky, Doc Watson … Continue reading

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(Dec 16, 2013): Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band – There Is A Time

From the 2010 album, I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry.  Not quite the bluegrass of the Mayberry hometown band “The Darlings” — which The Dillards were in the early 1960s — but pretty good stuff.  Rodney Dillard performed an earlier … Continue reading

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