Thank you Doc, you will be greatly missed.
Filed under: Listen | Tags: banjo, bluegrass, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Foggy Mountain Boys, Lester Flatt
Earl Scruggs (right) with Lester Flatt
If you haven’t yet taken a moment today to honor the loss of the world’s premier banjo player I am providing that here. Take a moment and listen to just a bit of the musical genius that was Earl Scruggs. A pioneering banjo player, Scruggs transformed not just bluegrass but all of music.
Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt with the Foggy Mountain Boys
Earl Scruggs with Doc Watson
Filed under: Listen | Tags: David Grisman, Doc and Dawg, Doc Watson, In The Pines
Doc Watson and David Grisman have been making music together for a long time. Doc first met Grisman when Grisman was only 17 when he went to New York for his first solo show there, that same night he invited Grisman to play with him on stage at Gerde’s Folk City. What seems like it would be a strange match is actually a pleasurable listen. Take one of the greatest song writers and put him with one of the great mandolin players and only good things happen.
Enjoy this version of In the Pines played by Watson and Grisman. The WildWood be heading into the pines for a week of R&R, see you when were back.
NY Times did a piece on the Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival in Fiddler’s Grove North Carolina. The festival in Fiddler’s Grove looks pretty excellent but sounds even better. A celebration of traditional bluegrass of the mountains of Appalachia, in the mountains of Appalachia.
Old photo from festival, that’s Doc Watson on the right.