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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2003-06-15T17:18:13+00:00 2003-06-15T17:18:13+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: My First Real Guitar Lesson]]>
Bill Monroe, BTW, never thought it was appropriate to play bluegrass on a Dobro.

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Sun Jun 15, 2003 5:18 pm

2003-06-15T00:00:29+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: My First Real Guitar Lesson]]>
I know several older slow talkin' players around here that do nothing but country, which I have a hard time with. They have invited me to come play with them, and I plan to as soon as I think I know enough to not be run out.

I don't plan on waiting too long. There is an stoop backed guy around here that plays squareneck dobro. He has a Dobro brand Dobro so old it must be one of the first ones. The guy is in his 80's and he told me he got it when he was a kid (from his perspective, that covers lots of territory).

He does country and a little bluegrass, as long as its not that "new stuff." He never played professionally, but I have seen him sit in with guys that make their living playing country music. These sessions mainly happen in garages and at reunions. I have seen the professionals stop playing and watch with their mouths open when he plays.

I have listened to him play and talked with him many times, but I have never had the nerve to bring my round neck Dean anywhere near him. I mentioned blues to him once and he looked at me like I had just farted.

The real ones are still out there, but we have all been conditioned not to recognize them.


Statistics: Posted by david — Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:00 am

2003-06-13T15:39:19+00:00 <![CDATA[My First Real Guitar Lesson]]>
The moral of my story is dont go thinking there's only one kinda music. I know players that think if it aint jazz or blues or whatever it aint hittin on nuthing. People refer to country or bluegrass as hillbilly. Dont fool yourself. Go to any bluegrass festival and it wont take but just a minute for someone pickin in the parkin area to make you seriously consider another profession. I had a friend of mine you recently sent me some music by Ernest Tubbs band The Texas Troubadours" yes Ernest Tubb ,featuring the great Buddy Emmons on steel and the awesome Leon Rhodes on guitar. Well for anyone who thinks these guys are some no playing hillbillies. Boy you better set down cause you'll be in for the shock of your life. These cats are blowin some lightenin fast harmony licks that I will never be able to hum. Someone told me once if you can hum it you can play it.


Statistics: Posted by chick french — Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:39 pm