Posts Tagged ‘bluegrass’

Quote, Unquote.

Posted by Brian on 18th April 2012 in General Music, Quote Unquote

“When I heard those bluegrass harmonies, I just lost my mind. And I also recognized that it was something I could do, which is a wonderful feeling. I thought, that’s how I play guitar, that’s what I do!”

–Gillian Welch, on hearing bluegrass for the first time

Video of the Month: Bluegrass 101

Posted by Brian on 1st January 2012 in Fingerstyle Guitar, Guitarists, Video of the Month

Muriel Anderson is a classical virtuoso and master of the harp guitar who, in 1989, became the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. In this month’s video of the month, she teaches us how to play bluegrass:

Muriel Anderson’s website: www.MurielAnderson.com

Muriel Anderson’s YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/user/murielanderson

Muriel Anderson’s bio on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muriel_Anderson

Christmas Listening

Posted by Brian on 20th December 2011 in General Music, Music Review, Review

If you’re like me you find it challenging to find good Christmas music to listen to. It seems that most modern Christmas recordings are trying so hard to sound “fresh” that they overlook trying to sound good.

This year a friend introduced me to a very nice Christmas album by The Lower Lights titled “Come Let Us Adore Him”. The Lower Lights appear to be something of a musical collective who focus on performing bluegrass gospel tunes and this Christmas collection is a tastefully done recording of traditional Christmas tunes with a definite bluegrass flavour.

Have a listen:

You can order the album from their BandCamp site for US$ 11.99 or for an extra dollar plus shipping you can get an actual CD which includes a free download while you wait to receive it.

(As always, I have no financial or other interest in this band or recording.)