Tag Archives: bluegrass
An evening pause: This Finnish band does a nice job of covering the AC/DC hard rock song Thunderstruck, but doing it in a bluegrass kind of way. The banjo player is especially amazing.
Hat tip to my lovely wife Diane.
An evening pause: Performed live on Bob Baxter’s “Guitar Workshop” in 1973. Hat tip to jwing, who wrote the following when he sent me the link:
Clarence was instrumental in making flat-picking guitar a lead solo instrument in bluegrass, along with Doc Watson. He played as a session musician for many groups in the 60’s such as the Everly Brothers and The Monkees. Later he became the lead guitarist for Roger McGuinn’s Byrds. He developed the B-string bender invention that you can hear on the Eagles’ song “Take It Easy.” Sadly, in 1973 while packing up the band’s van after a late night gig he was hit by a drunk driver and was killed. A huge loss to music. This video was recorded in LA only a few months before that fateful night. Enjoy a true virtuoso.
An evening pause: An original song from Mean Mary James. And damn good, too!