I stumbled across this curious video on the YouTube machine tonight. These two excellent players are wearing masks to cover up the unbridled mirth and glee they usually exude while playing. Here they are playing without masks… These videos are from Gilles Poutoux’s YouTube channel,… Read More
The David Bromberg Quintet is one terrific live outfit. They know a huge number of songs and tunes – a remarkably eclectic mix, and they don’t use a set list. Mr. Bromberg plays what he feels like playing. He shifts from electric to acoustic guitar,… Read More
Some fiddle music for a Thursday morning. Here’s Black Jack Grove performed by Art Stamper. Mr. Stamper, a player from Kentucky, played both Appalachian old time fiddle as well as bluegrass fiddle (he performed with the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe’s outfit). I read that… Read More
Clawhammer banjo and euphonium? You bet. Jamming with my neighbour in the front yard.
Tuffy P: hey there’s an article in the Globe about this singer from Saskatchewan, Colter Wall. I think we need to check him out. Fortunately, the entire known universe is on YouTube and there is a lot of his material there. He’s a young guy… Read More
Raw blues and boogie…..
I’m looking forward to David Bromberg’s show at Hugh’s Room in August. Here he is with his band performing Eyesight to the Blind. This is a Sonny Boy Williamson blues (the second Sonny Boy Williamson that is). Here’s a recording of Sonny Boy doing it.