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Sun, Feb. 19th, 2006, 08:24 pm
d_r_o_n_e: Banjo history exhibit, McClung Museum, Knoxville TN

http://www.southernstandard.net/news.php?viewStory=29278

The above link is to an article in the Southern Standard about this huge exhibit tracing the history of the banjo. There is a decent selection of photos of things in the exhibit and some more interesting text at the McClung's website, here:

http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/newspecial_exhibit/banjos/index.htm

...as well as a live performance schedule of musical events going on in tandem w/the exhibit, which runs through April 30th.

Looks pretty fascinating! I may have to plan a trip to check it out.

Sun, Jan. 8th, 2006, 10:33 am
d_r_o_n_e: The Sacul Opry

Here's an interesting article about how traditional music is being used to help reenervate old East Texas tiny railroad towns:

http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/features/local_story_007153840.html?keyword=secondarystory

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2005, 01:53 pm
lathermelk: music lovers

do you love all sorts of music? want to discuss it with like-minded folk?

apply at sound_rationale!

Sun, Oct. 23rd, 2005, 07:35 pm
barefootinwiner: (no subject)

hey, does anybody know where I can get a recording of Pretty Little Shoes?
Also, what is everyone's favorite song(s)?

Sun, Aug. 14th, 2005, 08:36 pm
hokelore: Bean Blossom

Hi folks,

The 2nd Annual O Brother Old_time Music Festival is this weekend at the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, IN. It runs Thursday through Sunday.

It's about an hour from my house, so if the weather's decent (we've had a lot of rain lately), I'm planning to go on Saturday.

Wed, Aug. 10th, 2005, 11:01 pm
the_soil: Beginning harmonica & claw hammer banjo

Hello friends!

I have just started playing the harmonica and thought I would ask for some advice. I am looking for a good book to purchase about beginning harmonica technique.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I am interested in learning to play claw hammer banjo and am wondering if any of you have advice on purchasing a banjo through e bay. What type you would reccomend? New? Used? etc.

Thanks!
Sarah Jane

Fri, Jul. 29th, 2005, 09:41 am
invaderstitch: Something I thought you all may find interesting.

Here's a picture done by local artist Willard Gayheart of my stepbrother, Brian, when he was learning to play the fiddle with legendary musician Albert Hash.

Brian is now 35, and still plays, although the Kritters broke up a long time ago. This picture was done from a picture taken when he was 13.

Thu, Jul. 28th, 2005, 01:09 pm
barefootinwiner: welcome me, I am here

Greetings oldtimers! I'm a clawhammer banjo player, dancer and lover of oldtime music. I am working at The Augusta Heritage Center this summer...Anybody going to be here for oldtime week? or perhaps the festival? I will be happy to provide more info if anyone is interested. Augusta is an experience of a lifetime!

I am hoping to make it to Clifftop (Appalachian string band music festival) for a day or so as well. I'm not sure I can manage to get away though...It seems like everybody I know is going to be there though, so maybe I will figure out a way to go.

Sat, Jul. 16th, 2005, 04:00 pm
sausagetree: The Olde Battleaxe

As some of you may recall, I mentioned a few months ago that my brother-in-law, Phil, and I were making a cd, with the aim of selling it at performances and getting better at playing our derned instruments.
We finished a long time ago, and the cd's have been selling fairly well, and Phil finally put up a bare-bones website where you can download mp3s.
http://www.imitationpickles.org/toba/index.html
Feel free to critique or give suggestions.

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