Tag: The Grascals

A Lester Flatt Celebration 2017 | Sparta, TN

“It’s Lester Flatt that gets all the love round these parts. And it all culminates in the free 1-day IBMA Award-winning bite-sized bluegrass bonanza held in his honour that is the annual A Lester Flatt Celebration. The central Liberty Square is cordoned off; the lights of the square’s 1930’s Oldham Theater, a true neighbourhood cinema house and one of the last reaming such edifices left in the US, truly bedazzle; the vendors are out in force; everyone is in fine and friendly fettle; and the bluegrass is of a standard one might expect given the stellar lineups the organisers seem to attract year after year.”

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Bluegrass Island Festival 2017

“The heavy-hitting pioneering and ground-breaking history; the beaches; the lighthouses; and the swashbuckling maritime vibe of North Carolina’s Outer Bank were enthralling and educational. But even they, and if you’ll pardon the oh-so pathetic pun, played a very distant second fiddle to the 4 days of foot tappin’ and artist mingling that was the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Roanoke Island Festival Park, known for a period every year as Bluegrass Island.”

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My Grass Is Blue
📜 JIM & JESSE | 1ST RECORDING OTD 1952 📜It was on this very day 69 years ago, June 13 of 1952, that the great Jim and Jesse (and the Virginia Boys) had their very first recording session for Capitol, their first major label. ℹ️ During the session they laid down numerous tracks, including one of their best-known, the Charlie- and Ira Louvin-penned ‘Are You Missing Me?’ (released as a single in September 1952 along with ‘I’ll Wash Your Love from My Heart’, Capitol F2233). While obviously sharing the vocals (those harmonies, oh those brotherly harmonies 💖), Jim is on guitar while Jesse plays his distinctive 'crosspicking' mandolin style. Oh, and in the studio of Nashville's Tulane Hotel (demolished in 1957) with the brothers were the Virginia Boys of Ray Sechler (guitar), Hoke Jenkins (banjo), Bob Moore (bass), and Sonny James (fiddle).🎵 Jim and Jesse 'Are You Missing Me' from their first recording session in Nashville, June 13, 1952 >>>www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Phh1fvTFb8#JimandJesse#jimandjessemcreynolds #jimmereynolds #jessemcreynolds #jimandjesseandthevirginiaboys #bluegrass #bluegrassmusic #mygrassisblue #longlivebluegrass #bluegrassband #bluegrasshistory #onthisdayinbluegrass #otd #otdinmusic #musichistory #IBMAHoF #IBMAHallofFame #bluegrassrecords ... See MoreSee Less
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