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Speedy Krise: The First Bluegrass Dobro Player?

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine May 1975, Volume 9, Number 11 When bluegrass music was in the developmental stage some thirty years ago only five instruments were associated with the music. Those were the ones that appeared in the famous Bill Monroe band of that period—guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bass. Somewhere along the line…

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Katy Hill

Instead of our regular Jam Track format (which are recorded each week by Brad Davis), we are going to give Brad a break and reach back to offer a segment from a four volume video jam series that Brad produced years ago for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Here you will find the tune “Katy Hill” played…

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Dobro Back Up – Part 1

In this video Dan Miller discusses an overall approach to accompaniment in a bluegrass band and the Dobro’s part in that mix. He then demonstrates various techniques and patterns that a Dobro player can use to provide a “chunk” rhythm (muted back beat). In Part 2 he will discuss using rolls in Dobro back up….

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Bill Emerson’s Work Outside of the Navy (1973-1993)

Although Bill Emerson joined the United States Navy at the end of May, 1973 to perform with the Navy’s bluegrass and country band Country Current, he did not completely cut himself off from the bluegrass world outside of the Navy.  Examining Emerson’s discography, it does appear that he focused primarily on his Navy duties between…

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Fiddler Turned Scholar — Blaine Sprouse

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine November, 1988  Volume 23, Number 5 On February 15, 1987, Blaine Sprouse, who has been hailed as one of bluegrass music’s finest fiddlers, made his last stage appearance as a member of the Osborne Brothers band, an event that brought to a close one of the many phases of a…

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