Category Archives: Bluegrass

I am a bluegrass music nut!

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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Teens on Bluegrass

OK, I know bluegrass isn’t going to replace hip hop anytime soon as the music of choice for teenagers, but I’m no longer surprised by groups like the The Doerfels who suddenly appear out of nowhere.  I don’t know too … Continue reading

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Got bad news? Just add banjo.

A funny commercial from Alaska airlines, probably based on the old Steve Martin routine.  Not a bad idea, actually. Alaska Airlines – Banjo

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Jack Black Bluegrass

Last Saturday night on the Grand Ole Opry: Actor Jack Black with Sam Bush (mandolin), Jim Mills (banjo), Bryan Sutton (guitar), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Charlie Haden (bass) and other all-star pickers … must have been a fun night at the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Jack

Our two-year old grandson Jack seems to have the talent! Here he is performing with his uncles and grandpa!

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My radio show turns 33!

March 7, 1976.  Gerald Ford was President.  The Pittsburgh Steelers were Super Bowl champs.  Rocky received the Oscar for best picture.  A peanut farmer from Georgia was beginning his campaign for the presidency. That’s also when a very nervous banjo … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Bios

I have a website for bluegrass DJ’s (like me) called Bluegrass Bios.  To get to it click here.

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Lighthouse

I play banjo in a bluegrass band called Lighthouse and we play every first Wednesday of the month at the Friendly Grounds Coffee House in Santee (9225 Carlton Hills Blvd.) from 7 to 9 p.m.  Come on out and see … Continue reading

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Family Heirloom Fiddle

Last year I acquired from my Aunt Mabel (age 90+) an old fiddle that belonged to her father (my grandfather Clay Powers) and before that, her grandfather (my great-grandfather). Actually I didn’t know that any of our ancestors on the … Continue reading

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