"Levon was going to do another Ryman concert next month. I highly recommend the DVD of his 2008 "Ramble at the Ryman". There's some good guitar, including the brilliant Buddy Miller.
Every member of The Band was an exceptional…"
"Nerves and memory (lyrics)!!!.... After the campfire/living room, I think the local folk club or coffee house "open mike" is the best place to start. The folks are usually right with you, regardless. In a bar, you can lose audience…"
"I remember the late fifties, early sixties “folk revival” as a humongous piece of the musical pie. That, along with the “Hootenanny” craze, took scores of artists out of the coffee house and into the larger venues. Joan Baez,…"
"As a young "rebel rouser", I hauled my guitars all over the place... I never gave humidity a thought, I changed my strings when they broke, and cut folded paper for saddle shims. Now my music room looks like a guitar hotel/hospital/repair…"
"If you do get a TRIC, I recommend the older regular case over the newer deluxe case, as the former has several locking latches while the more expensive model, with exterior padding, has a zipper and a velcro flap. I like the TRIC (older regular…"
"Right.... and a quicker string change also. I find it difficult to believe that whatever string vibration there is, between the saddle and the pin, will somehow have a better transfer to the wood because it is wedged in with a denser pin... or that…"
"This bridge pin thing is starting to make me wonder if it is truth or hype. I simply cannot tell the difference with better pins. I do admit there is the placebo, warm fuzzy thing going on when the pins come in a nice package and cost three/four…"