Category Archives: Bluegrass

I am a bluegrass music nut!

Tribute to Mitch Jayne

One of my bluegrass music heroes died this week and along with the sadness that I have felt, I also have felt deep gratitude. Mitch Jayne was the senior member of the Dillards, a bluegrass band from Salem, Missouri that … Continue reading

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Seen On a Car Window in San Diego

One of KSON’s listeners made this sticker for his car, e-mailed it to the radio station and it was then forwarded to me.  I really don’t know this person so I’m not sure what led him to do this. He … Continue reading

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Huck Finn’s Jubilee

Every year on Father’s Day weekend, my two worlds (music and ministry) collide at Huck Finn’s Jubilee, the biggest bluegrass festival in Southern California. A couple years ago, it won the IBMA Award for “Bluegrass Event of the Year.” I’ve … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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You Just Can’t Have Too Much Banjo

Three banjos! Steve Martin, Tony Trishka and Bela Fleck. Enjoy!

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Steve Martin’s Backup Band

I am so envious of these guys. The Rangers On Playing With Steve Martin from SteepCanyonRangers on Vimeo.

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Singing with Johnny Cash

Here’s a fun sing-a-long that my old band Brush Arbor did with Johnny Cash and his family (Mother Maybelle Carter, June Carter Cash, Anita Carter and his daughters Rosie and Rosanne)  on an NBC-TV special in December, 1973.  We’re on … Continue reading

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Alison Brown at Anthology

Marci and I went to see Alison Brown last night at a local San Diego supper club called Anthology. Yesterday’s San Diego Reader carried an interview with Alison which included a nice mention for my radio show: “And I tuned … Continue reading

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The Rice Kryspies: 40 Years Ago

I began my youth ministry career as a club director for Ventura County (California) Youth for Christ in 1963.  Folk music was getting real popular about that time (Joan Baez, the Kingston Trio,  Bob Dylan, the New Christy Ministrels) so … Continue reading

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Demon Banjos

An interesting post from the Dallas Morning News religion blog: “My grandfather had this conversion experience and went to West Virginia Wesleyan. He was kicked out of a church in 1919 for playing the banjo with the youth group. Obviously … Continue reading

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