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Donna Smith
  • 57, Female
  • Pacifica, CA
  • United States
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Donna Smith left a comment for MÁRIO RIBEIRO
"Very nice.  Thanks.  Happy 2011."
Jan 1, 2011
MÁRIO RIBEIRO left a comment for Donna Smith
"Hi Donna, Thanks! Brendan Power ( harmonica ) comes from Ireland and Andrew White ( guitar ) from New Zealand."
Jan 1, 2011
Donna Smith left a comment for MÁRIO RIBEIRO
"Thanks for the link.  A nice jazzy rendition of Hesitation Blues.  DO you know where those two players are from?"
Jan 1, 2011
Doc Rogers left a comment for Donna Smith
"Hope to see you there, Donna. Will be about the time I receive a new grandchild in Idaho tho. Could be a conflict, but I plan on being there. Hope the New Year brings you all good things. Doc"
Jan 1, 2011
MÁRIO RIBEIRO left a comment for Donna Smith
Jan 1, 2011
Donna Smith commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"I wish you folks were not so far away!   Happy New Year!"
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith commented on Tim O'Brien's video
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Big Blind Blusey

"Fantastic playing."
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith commented on Tim O'Brien's video
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith commented on Steve Gadd's video
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La Vie en Rose - Steve Gadd

"So pretty!   I have been trying to work on that tune in a key that I can sing with.  Thank you for your version."
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith commented on Frank Fotusky's video
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Me and the Devil

"Great Playing!"
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith commented on Frank Fotusky's video
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Milwaulki Blues / Charlie Poole

"So nicely done!  Gorgeous! Thank you for preserving the tradition."
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith commented on MÁRIO RIBEIRO's video
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Hesitation Blues

"Lovely!  My favorite tune of all time!"
Dec 31, 2010
Donna Smith replied to Ian Goodsman's discussion To play original or arrange? in the group Country Blues
"I have listened\watched several of Davis's pieces and agree that he does experiment a lot within his pieces. But he completely keeps rooted in the theme of the piece. He never wanders outside the range, rhythm, chord scheme. He plays around…"
Aug 10, 2010
Donna Smith commented on Doug MacKenzie's group Country Blues
"That sounds way cool!. Welcome, welcome, welcome! Where are you now? Where do you perform?"
Jul 22, 2010
Donna Smith replied to Nebojsa Bojer's discussion To barre or not to barre in the group Country Blues
"Using your thumb is the traditional way to play an F bass note in an F chord when playing country blues. You will find that it will allow you greater manuverability and speed when you need it. Using a barre helps me in a pinch when I simply…"
Jun 9, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Amateur or recreational musician, Music teacher, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
7-10 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Mandolin, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar, Ukulele
What type of music do you like to play?
Blues, jazz, slack-key, blue grass,classical, folk, you name it.
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At 6:38pm on January 1, 2011, MÁRIO RIBEIRO said…

Hi Donna,

Thanks!

Brendan Power ( harmonica ) comes from Ireland and

Andrew White ( guitar ) from New Zealand.

At 1:53pm on January 1, 2011, MÁRIO RIBEIRO said…
At 7:41am on January 1, 2011, Doc Rogers said…

Hope to see you there, Donna. Will be about the time I receive a new grandchild in Idaho tho. Could be a conflict, but I plan on being there.

Hope the New Year brings you all good things. Doc

At 7:28pm on April 21, 2010, Doc Rogers said…
Well, Donna. Looks like me neither, but for a good reason. Becoming a grandad for the first time in May, and will be making a few trips to Idaho this spring and summer. Sorry we won't get a chance to pick this year. Maybe next?
At 9:27pm on February 19, 2010, Donna Smith said…
I would love that. Thanks!
At 8:35pm on February 19, 2010, Doc Rogers said…
Thanks Donna. I might have an old tab around if you're interested. I could spiff it up rather quickly I believe. Each time through the song though, it does change a bit, from day to day, week to week, decade to decade. Your comment really warmed me. Thanks.
At 12:56pm on February 18, 2010, Doc Rogers said…
You asked if I arranged Creole Belle. I guess. I've tried to learn it just like MJH, and then I heard Taj Mahal play it with a verse about living in the country. Then I played it 40 years, and it comes out a little different than originally intended. But I like it. It relaxes me when I play it and brings back many memories.
At 6:33pm on November 15, 2009, Doc Rogers said…
Thanks for the props on Hard Times. I've listened to alot of versions, and they all influenced mine.
Check out the Atlantic Sessions with the McGarigle Siters and Emmy Lou. Steve Baugham has a great version on his frailling guitar site.
At 6:32am on November 15, 2009, Doc Rogers said…
It seems we have a very similar interest in music. Mary Flower is a friend and one of my favorite guitarist/singers of all time. Have you learned any of her tunes? Thanks for asking about Creole Bell.
At 6:29am on November 15, 2009, Doc Rogers said…
I wouldn't so much call it arranging as playing it for 40 years and unknowingly gently drift away from my original attempt to play it exactly like John Hurt. (That goal which was never really attained.) Taj Mahal does a version where he added a verse about living in the country I thought was cool, but I couldn't find it recorded anywhere so I made up my own, which I love to sing. The Taco Bell verse was irreverently added by my old music partner from the 70's in Colorado, Scott Bennett, which now and then I still tag on if I'm feeling feisty. So no I didn't arrange it, but it is my arrangement.
 
 
 

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