Tag Archives: Bluegrass

A Rock and Roll Easter

Well, actually it was another bluegrass Easter at our house this year, but a major earthquake in Baja California (Mexico) had things “all shook up” for a few seconds. It happened while our band was playing the Cherokee Shuffle. Everyone … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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