Saturday, September 26, 2009

Greensky Bluegrass / Beat It

The Michigan bluegrass jam band, Greensky Bluegrass played the Grey Eagle last night. I hadn't seen them since they opened for Del McCoury at the Orange peel a few years ago. This band consistenly gets better and better. Their latest album, Five Interstates, produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth is one of the best studio albums I've heard in a while. I hope to see them again, soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bristol Rhythm and Roots 2009

Just home from another great year of kickass music at Bristol Rhythm and Roots. We enjoyed seeing Jeni and Billy again, we first met them at Sugar Hollow Campground in Bristol, four years ago during our first visit to Rhythm and Roots. This year they were performing and we got to enjoy listening to them sing their old-time Appalachian ballads and coal mining songs from the stage of the Bristol Theater. Big time, J&B!

Their new CD is called Jewel Ridge Coal, check them out, it's the real thing. Their website is :

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My grandson, Wyatt

Grandson is like granddad, he enjoys listening to some tunes while he works.......

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bristol Rhythm and Roots!!

Black Betty and I are getting psyched for our 4th year at Bristol Rhythm and Roots!

I am looking forward to hearing some great music, and as usual the problem is that there is too much to choose from, too many stages, and I won't be able to see everyone that I want to!

This year some of my favorite performers (besides Larry Keel) will be The Hackensaw Boys, Corey Harris, The Steeldrivers, Sam Quinn and the Japan 10, Jim Lauderdale, Scythian, Paleface and Mo, Ras Alan, Billy and Jenny, Town Mountain and The Belleville Outfit. Also we want to check out Trampled by Turtles and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

Hopefully I'll have some great videos to post when we get home, come join us for the weekend!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Jason Krekel and Woody Wood

Man, I could watch these two guys play together every night and never get tired of it.
Jason Krekel (Mad Tea Party) and Woody Wood (Hollywood Red) are as good as they come, it was a thrill to watch them jam together during the Blue Rags reunion this weekend at the Grey Eagle. We want more!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Blue Rags

The Blue Rags blew the roof off the Grey Eagle last night with their rowdy and raucous "Rag 'n' Roll". Black Betty and I became one with the boogie as the Blue Rags played their first show in three years.

Woody Wood, Abe Reid, Jake Hollifield, and the boys ripped it up and burned it down while giving us another memorable night of energetic and enthralling live music in Asheville!

Here is the Mountain Xpress article about the band and their current projects: