Wave that Flag
July 4, 2013, 6:32 am
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“Red and white/blue suede shoes
I’m Uncle Sam /how do you do?
Gimme five/I’m still alive
Ain’t no luck/I learned to duck”


Wave that flag, wave it wide an high! Happy 4th!

Daniel Bachman’s Psychedelic Appalachia
November 7, 2012, 7:43 pm
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In the spirit of John Fahey and carrying the recently dimmed torch of Jack Rose comes Daniel Bachman, an acoustic guitar player from the from our home state (the great commonwealth of Virginia). Bachman plays a style of fingerpicking – drone that weaves together deep mountain melodies and complex rhythms that can honestly be called “Pyschedelic Appalachia.” Perfect for a fall afternoon, his most recent album “Seven Pines”  just came out on Thompson Square Label.

RIP – Doc Watson
May 30, 2012, 6:39 pm
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Thank you Doc, you will be greatly missed.

RIP Earl Scruggs
March 29, 2012, 7:33 pm
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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

December 12, 2011, 8:52 pm
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This past week I had the opportunity to catch Futurebirds live. These young guns hail from Athens GA, and with their  reverb drenched southern rock they are gaining a lot of attention. I know what you are thinking, “not another alt-country” group to but these guys put on an excellent show and make damn good music. Give em a listen, they do an excellent rendition of Stevie Nicks’ Wild Heart which you can hear below.


For more check out their album Hampton’s Lullaby. Looking forward to more good things coming from these guys.

RIP – Bert Jansch
October 5, 2011, 8:40 am
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Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch passed away yesterday, he was 67. An innovated guitar player, the singer songwriter was a leading voice in the British folk revival of the 60’s and collaborated extensively with John Renbourn and Anne Briggs while also being a member of the band Pentangle. His influence over folk/guitar music has and will continue to be far reaching.

Sticking to the Union
September 6, 2011, 8:24 am
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Hope you had a good labor day, the ceremonial end of summer. However in the midst of beers and grilled meats maybe you thought a little about the contribution of laborers in this country…or just about how good your beer tastes.


Doc and Dawg
August 5, 2011, 3:10 pm
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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.

Little Martha
June 17, 2011, 6:44 am
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Little Martha was the only Allman Brothers Band song solely written by Duane Allman, and while there are many great songs by the band Little Martha could be my favorite. The song which first appeared on Eat a Peach was recorded by Duane only a few weeks before the motorcycle accident which took his life. You can find many covers of this song out there, however I always prefer the original. If you are going to listen to another guitar players version of this song they I insist it be the version by Mr. Leo Kottke.

Cosmic Birth

Been working a little to hard lately on things other than WildWood and wanted to apologize for the lack of posts as of late. In exchange for your forgiveness I wanted to offer a sonic gift in the form of a new single off of Akron/Family’s new album  S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT . Always a big fan of Akron/Family here, thought you might enjoy this in the mean time. More good things to come around here.