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May 4, 2021 - 2:44:34 PM
236 posts since 1/12/2011

I just started Shove That Pig's Foot A Little Closer To The Fire ! Key of G !

May 5, 2021 - 4:07:33 AM
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979 posts since 1/3/2011

Been listening to Butch Baldassari's rendition of "Can't Find My Way Home" and pondering an attempt at that.

May 5, 2021 - 5:34:29 AM

166 posts since 9/20/2012

Where is that recorded Patrick? I play that song on guitar but have not heard a mandolin version. I had Butch as a teacher at Augusta one year. He was great.

May 5, 2021 - 7:46:43 AM
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USA

979 posts since 1/3/2011

You studied with him? Damn, I'm envious!

He did an album called "The Vespa Love Festival Sessions" with Gene Ford. 2007 or so? That's where I found it.

I found a LOT (all?) of his music through my local library's Freegal subscription.

May 11, 2021 - 4:25:16 AM

236 posts since 1/12/2011

I quit listening to Country songs as most are about divorce, cheating on spouse, lost and jilted lovers and heartache ! :)

May 11, 2021 - 6:08:20 AM

166 posts since 9/20/2012

And ... drinkin', hometowns, women in tight jeans, dirt roads, and honky tonks. That about does it.

May 11, 2021 - 6:12:59 AM
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166 posts since 9/20/2012

Butch was a great teacher. But pretty much everything he covered is still available in the various instructional material he put out.
Also, the Augusta Workshops in Elkins, WV were amazing. I went to bluegrass week 6 or 7 times. You take classes with great musicians, the teachers do concerts in the evenings, and there are jams everywhere. I slept about 4 hrs per night all week. It's like band camp for adults.

May 11, 2021 - 10:27:14 AM
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USA

979 posts since 1/3/2011

I don't think that "...divorce, cheating on spouse, lost and jilted lovers and heartache..." or "...drinkin', hometowns, women in tight jeans, dirt roads, and honky tonks..." are the special purview of country music alone.

This week's new song is Flogging Molly's "Drunken Lullabies" and I have replaced the tenor banjo with mandolin. Although Irish punk, it is replete with drinking and heartache.  wink

May 11, 2021 - 10:55:22 AM
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236 posts since 1/12/2011

I still like Jimmy Buffet's song , Let's get Drunk and ----- ! Getting to be more of a memory though ! :)

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