That High Lonesome Sound, Autumn 2010

Apologies for the lack of posts this month. Lots of excuses. The new issue of That High Lonesome Sound, the newsletter of the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society is posted at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_aut10.pdf, for those of you who have interest in such things. Support the Society if you can- we’re good people who work pretty hard to… Continue reading That High Lonesome Sound, Autumn 2010

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Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

Regular visitors may recall in March I shared some listening suggestions for those just beginning to explore the dusty backroads of the bluegrass world. Now that the Summer edition of That High Lonesome Sound is available, I’ll post the continuation and conclusion of the piece; the full newsletter is available at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_sum10.pdf I don’t expect… Continue reading Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

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Starting the bluegrass journey…part 1

As you may be aware, I am involved with the Red Deer and Central Alberta bluegrass organization, Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society. We’ve been around for ten years and encourage, promote, and showcase bluegrass music in the area. We have a newsletter called That High Lonesome Sound, and several years back I started a column called… Continue reading Starting the bluegrass journey…part 1

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The Special Consensus, Red Deer, March 21

The Special Consensus were a late addition to the 10th season of Waskasoo Bluegrass, but proved to be a highlight. The venerable Chicago-based band, augmented by members from Nashville and Kansas City (I think) demonstrated that they should be considered for any and all bluegrass stages. Unlike some bands that are too pleased with themselves,… Continue reading The Special Consensus, Red Deer, March 21

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