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A place to get together and talk and play Bluegrass.

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Blue grass finger picking 9 Replies

I Was wondering if its possible to fingerpick Bluegrass guitar as im not very good with a pick!I love the Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Tony Rice All Stars ectKind RegardsGary :-)Continue

Started by Gary McNaughton. Last reply by Gary McNaughton Feb 9.

Martin and Bluegrass ... Why? 17 Replies

Just looking for input on a question that I get asked frequently.Why is it that probably 98% of all Bluegrass pickers play either a Martin or a specially made Martin clone?Thanks to Doc Watson, you…Continue

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Jim Yates Feb 9.

MACC show in Columbus

I was hoping to get together with other members who may be going to one of the best shows of every year. All the money goes to St Judes and always an all star line up:…Continue

Started by Joe Allen Jun 8, 2014.

What was your introduction to bluegrass music, and what is your current involvement? 13 Replies

   Since I am introducing this topic, I suppose I should lead by example and answer my own question.  My entre into bluegrass was probably just the reverse of most folks.  My experience with others…Continue

Started by Ken Bellingham. Last reply by Eddie Charles Jan 18, 2014.

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Comment by Peg Andrae on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm
Hi Jud,
Mine has a Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Sitka is standard for H&D, unless the one you played was a special order? Huge sound, yes! This one sang to me and I was sold. When I had the chance to play it next to the Martins, Taylors, Gibsons, etc., all being great guitars, the DS was something special to my ear. SOLD!!
Comment by Jud Hair on October 26, 2011 at 2:13pm
Peg ... yes, I'm a big fan of Seagulls and I actually had the opportunity to play a VERY nice Huss & Dalton DS at the shop on Tuesday!  Huge sound!  They told me it had an Adirondack top, but as I looked over the models on the H&D website, I didn't see any models that used adi tops.  What does your DS have?   
Comment by Peg Andrae on October 26, 2011 at 1:51pm
Hi Jud,
Both you and Ken like your Seagulls. I had a little time to play one before giving it to one of our students - cedar top and the sound was very nice.

I have a Huss and Dalton DS and it's my favorite. Very balanced, full sound and will stand up to any Martin. I also like the fact that it was made in my home state!
Comment by Peg Andrae on October 26, 2011 at 1:46pm
Hey Ken,
I'll have to check out your bluegrass association. Winter Camp sounds like a great event! You mentioned Seagull in an earlier post. A kind person donated a cedar top Seagull to my Guitars For Vets chapter in Richmond and it's a gem. One of our students who recently completed the program was presented with the Seagull, and oh how he likes the sound of it. He has a good ear and is making good progress!!
Comment by Peg Andrae on October 26, 2011 at 1:33pm
I have not posted for a looong time. Just been busy, and thought I'd check back and see who's chatting about what.
Georgianne - have you heard of the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC? Excellent music camps in the summer, with lots of bluegrass and something for everyone. That might be a possibility for you. I attended in July and had a wonderful time!
Comment by Ken Bellingham on October 26, 2011 at 12:50pm
That would be terrific, and bring along the other couple you mentioned.  You can view some of the old song lists and lyrics files at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/dublinBluegrassjam/files/.
Comment by Georgianne Boissier on October 26, 2011 at 12:16pm

Hmmm..you just might see us at the Dublin jam sometime soon. 

Comment by Ken Bellingham on October 25, 2011 at 11:29pm

Hi Georgianne,

I just got back from this evening's bluegrass jam in Dublin.  It's held at the Heritage Center on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, and on the 2nd and 4th Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, each month.  It's probably not too far from you in Fremont.  I see a J. Boissier on the membership list, so you may already be aware of the group.  Perhaps I'll see you and your husband there sometime.

Comment by Georgianne Boissier on October 25, 2011 at 5:59pm

Thank you for the kind welcome message. 

I have been playing bluegrass for about 4 years.  My husband plays the 5 string banjo and I play a Martin and like to sing.  We are relatively new to this but have participated in a few jams.  We have found another couple that likes to get together on a regular basis so we're getting some very valuable experience playing with others. 

 

We would love to attend Winter Camp but work kinda gets in the way.  Maybe in a couple of years. 

Comment by Ken Bellingham on October 24, 2011 at 4:37pm

Hey Georgianne,

   Welcome to the Bluegrass group.  Tell us about your involvement with bluegrass.  Are you planning to attend the California Bluegrass Association Winter Camp in February?  It's a good way to learn about local events, meet other players, and get involved in the bluegrass scene.

 

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