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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 May '13 13:36
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UsznTJ7YBc&list=RD02VhOqUboShqk

    4 girls playing Whiskey before breakfast.
  2. 07 May '13 19:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UsznTJ7YBc&list=RD02VhOqUboShqk

    4 girls playing Whiskey before breakfast.
    that was awesome! must be Irish whiskey though!
  3. 07 May '13 19:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UsznTJ7YBc&list=RD02VhOqUboShqk

    4 girls playing Whiskey before breakfast.
    what about these guys,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhI-4Agmax4&list=RD02VhOqUboShqk
  4. 07 May '13 19:54
    or these,

    Tallahassee Fiddlers - Daybreak in Dixie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnxOeCUG-Ng&list=UUF4-Ur77OWC5vU-UEqgg-Uw
  5. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    07 May '13 20:50
    Folk music still strong but rock is on it's last legs. Get your lighters out for the last one ....
  6. 10 May '13 10:35
    Awesome indeed! I love musical kids whether it's folk, rock or classical!
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 May '13 01:29
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Awesome indeed! I love musical kids whether it's folk, rock or classical!
    It shows that music of all categories is doing well with the number of kids getting into it. My own daughter did it the right way, first degree at Berklee school of music in Boston and MA at Wesleyan in composition, now teaching at Federal University in Natal Brazil where her husband, Gandhi, has a Phd in statistical physics (formerly called Biophysics) and teaches physics there also.
  8. 14 May '13 03:06
    Good to see young'uns getting into this type of material.

    I about wore out Pa's Charleston Trio album when I was a kid. (Not to be cocnfused with another good group, the Kingston Trio.)

    I allowed as how Lobo's early 1970s pop hits had a touch of folk in them, but I don't guess I ever heard anybody else ever say such a thing.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 May '13 16:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    Good to see young'uns getting into this type of material.

    I about wore out Pa's Charleston Trio album when I was a kid. (Not to be cocnfused with another good group, the Kingston Trio.)

    I allowed as how Lobo's early 1970s pop hits had a touch of folk in them, but I don't guess I ever heard anybody else ever say such a thing.
    Well, one brit pop artist always included acoustic instruments like mandolin, Rod Stewart. I think he was a folkie in disguise. The same with Bruce Springsteen, he was definitely a folkie in disguise, in fact he made a home produced folk album called 'looking for the the ghost of tom Jode', a great album that won a grammy.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 May '13 23:03 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    what about these guys,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhI-4Agmax4&list=RD02VhOqUboShqk
    They are reasonably virtuosic Jeez what a lineup, Jerry Douglas, now with Union Station and Allison Kraus. Sam Bush on mandolin, Mark O'Connor, Tony rice on guitar, not much more pro than that bunch!

    That second link has the girls I pointed out also, the "Next Generation' bluegrass band.

    Here is Allison with almost all those dudes:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCJ_60rdaNY

    I also see Dan Tyminsky in there (the guy who sang "Man of Constant Sorrow' in that great film "O Brother Where art thou"
  11. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    18 May '13 03:54
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Folk music still strong but rock is on it's last legs. Get your lighters out for the last one ....
    For Mr. Thumbs Down - who is keeping rock alive? Nickleback?
  12. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    18 May '13 04:01 / 2 edits
    I can see rock being relegated to a niche market.
    The true fans will mostly be struggling ticket prices (tickets have gone up 80-100% here in the last fifteen years- that's why bands stay together or reform, they are doing it for the tour for the bucks. )

    We used to watch international acts in town for 20-25bucks, maybe 30 max in the early nineties, now I can only afford two concerts a year.

    So bands like fleetwood Mac, who most certainly were on their last legs, realalized as long as they stayed together they could come to Australia and charge 300buks a for the cheapest seat and make a nice profit.


    I payed 150buks to see Tool last year. It was awesome but that same gig 15 years ago would've been worth 35max - and with more than just one support.
  13. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 May '13 04:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    For Mr. Thumbs Down - who is keeping rock alive? Nickleback?
    Wouldn't it be funny if say, ten years from now, the new kids on the block will come around to a second folk revolution like we did in the 60's? And rock going down the tubes, relegated to the history channel....

    It might be that rock as a genre has just run out of creative juice. I mean now there are so many competing genres like rap, R&B, fusion, metal, and a bunch I am sure I don't even know the names of, where people into each of those genre's would rather die than listen to the likes of Bruce Springsteen.
  14. 18 May '13 12:15
    Mediocrity has hit R&R very, very hard. Seems like today's bands are a diluted form of the great sixties bands. No one can sing, no one can play, any mediocre song gets recorded. I got free tickets to a concert for some unknown to me, but evidently rather famous dude solo act whose name is eminently forgettable. It was torture. WE had to endure equally mediocre opening acts for hours to finally arrive at a more polished equally mediocre main event. Free was overpriced! On the other hand last year I went to BB King. The four opening acts were fabulous and included Leon Russel! BB King himself was disappointing because he talked instead of playing, but his band is incredible. My son hangs with a girl who is an up and coming vocalist who concentrates on psychedelic R&R. Rather inventive young one so the future certainly seems brighter than the present.
  15. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 May '13 17:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Mediocrity has hit R&R very, very hard. Seems like today's bands are a diluted form of the great sixties bands. No one can sing, no one can play, any mediocre song gets recorded. I got free tickets to a concert for some unknown to me, but evidently rather famous dude solo act whose name is eminently forgettable. It was torture. WE had to endure equally ...[text shortened]... edelic R&R. Rather inventive young one so the future certainly seems brighter than the present.
    I guess cultural achievements have their cycles. You get a Bob Dylan only once in what, 100 years? Then come the sycophants trying to imitate but nowhere near as good. Then more time goes by while mediocrity rules, the recording industry panders to the 12 year old set of constant movement where you just get varying levels of percussion tinged with anger. This is not music, just inertia. Then maybe 40 years from now another top genius will come around and shake things up again. Do you see any new Dylan's around now? I sure don't.