It’s a trip with some oomph to it; a journey on steroids where getting from point A to point B becomes an epic battle in adrenalin management. They’re called “rides” in Bluegrass-eze. With the guidance of Michael Cleveland, Blue Mule, Gary Brewer and Tim Stafford, we’ll riding showboats, steamboats, sleighs, sleds, trains, wagons and see-saws.
It’s the lack of desire to expend effort, which many in BluegrassLand have elevated to a pseudo-religion. Practitioners of the faith are known by various names such as slackers, bludgers, goldbrickers, couch potatoes, slocum-pocums, bottom chairs and bone loafers. We know them as some of the most colorful characters in the land time forgot, where […]
There are few if any nor sure-fire cures to the coronavirus stuck-at-home blues than the appearance of a spate of new bluegrass cds. We may not have hand sanitizer, alcohol or TP, but we will have the latest from Laurie Lewis; Crary, Evans & Barnick; Jim Lauderdale; Daryl Mosley and more.
We’ll once again be riding the trusty bluegrass time machine back to 1980 — when in July of that year, O Canada becomes the official Canadian national anthem; the movie comedy Airplane premieres; the Astros’ Nolan Ryan notches his 3,000th strikeout; Ronal Reagan receives the Republican nomination for president; Billy Joel’s Glass Houses LP sits […]
Closely related to the wolf; depicted in folklore as tricksters, villains and sometimes as gods; known for howling at the moon, surviving in any environment, running up to 40 miles per hour and eating just about anything, the animal’s cunning ways have inspired some fine bluegrass tunes. With the musical contributions of Bill Monroe, Colebrook […]
They’ve been the subject of much controversy and heated debate and have generated many a frantic emergency call to the bluegrass police. With over 300 titles in the series and over 300 units in sales, the line is a force to be reckoned with — especially since it’s single-handedly been responsible for introducing thousands to […]
It’s tiny drops of water that form on cool surfaces at night. One of the most bluegrass-y words on Earth. And it’s provided the fodder for many a bluegrass tune, especially in its mountain form.
We’ll be jaunting back to the bluegrassical world of 1980 when, in June of that year: the movie “The Blues Brothers, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi premieres; the David Letterman Show debuts on NBC TV; the Statler Brothers and Loretta Lynn score at the 14th Annual Music City News Country Awards; President Jimmy Carter […]
It’s one who goes on a trip or journey … one who travels. All who wander may not be lost, but they’re still wandering just the same. Thanks to the Bankester Family, Gary Ferguson and John McEuen, we’ll be continuing our deep dive into wild world of bluegrassical travelers with a look at the Dixie […]
On its most basic level, it’s the process of moving from point A to point B – whether that be riding from Butte to Birmingham; making an emergency trip to Dollar General for some TP; or experiencing the ultimate journey from the cradle to the grave and the great beyond. Like it or not, we’re […]