Category Archives: Bluegrass

I am a bluegrass music nut!

Honoring Earl Scruggs

I’ve been playing the banjo now for … let’s see, that would be 46 years … the same number of years I’ve been married. Yep, I bought my first banjo on my honeymoon. It was a Harmony banjo, made of … Continue reading

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My $35 Guitar Pick

I have a confession to make. Last week I bought a $35 guitar pick. Yes, that’s right … a guitar pick. I don’t think I have ever paid more than 35 cents for a guitar pick in the past. In … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bill Monroe!

If you want a good excuse for a party this Tuesday, it’s Bill Monroe’s 100th Birthday. “The Father of Bluegrass” was born on September 13th, 1911. He passed away on September 9, 1996. In case you aren’t familiar with Bill … Continue reading

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Another Amazing Family Band on my Radio Show

Each month I try to feature a live bluegrass band on my radio program–usually whoever is appearing at the local San Diego Bluegrass Society’s 4th Tuesday event at the Boll Weevil Restaurant. I heard that a group from Orange County … Continue reading

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Fathers Day with Huck Finn

Just returned from another Huck Finn’s Jubilee in Victorville which is how I have spent Father’s Day weekend for the past 20 years or so. I have been involved with this event either as a performer with my band Lighthouse … Continue reading

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The Future of Bluegrass

In my recurring posts of youth in bluegrass music, I present the The Mizzone brothers, Johnny, Robbie and Tommy from New Jersey. They range in age from 9 to 13 and call themselves the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys (from a … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Bluegrass Band

This video clip seems to sum things up pretty well.

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Give Slacker a Try

Slacker.com is a great internet radio station offering just about every genre of music for free, 24 hours a day.  I listen to it on my computer in my office and also on my phone (Android). Slacker is based here … Continue reading

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Follow the Light … house (part two)

Here are a couple of other photos that were taken at our Shadow Mountain Community Church performance last weekend, shot by Irene Mount, from her seat in the audience.

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Follow the Light … house

Lighthouse, the bluegrass band I play in (occasionally) reunited for a couple of performances in December. The first was at the North County Bluegrass and Folk Club in Escondido, an annual tradition for us. The people there are always so … Continue reading

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