Sunday, March 25, 2007

A few old favorites: Springtime and good tunes

Ah, the first weekend of spring, and what a wonderful weekend it was! The weather was perfect; just a taste of what’s to come.

The fresh spring air and the buds on the trees were incentive to get the gardens ready for planting. How good it was to till under the winter cover crop of clover and rapeseed and feel the soft, rich earth beneath my feet.

After the chores were all done I grabbed a cold beer and an Autoharp and headed for my rocking chair on the back porch. My daughter fetched her fiddle and joined me for a celebration of spring with some of our favorite old tunes.

There are few things in life as rejuvenating as springtime and good music.

The Seldom Scene - Grandpa Get Your Guitar.mp3

Tut Taylor & Norman Blake - Picking on Josh.mp3


Anonymous Lucy said...

Good stuff, nice post. You can't go wrong with The Seldom Scene or Norman Blake.

March 26, 2007 12:15 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Thanks Lucy. Glad to see you back on the Bus.

March 26, 2007 7:57 PM  
Blogger lynne said...

These are new to my ears! Tut and Norm enjoyed you...thank ed

March 30, 2007 5:31 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Hi Lynne,
I suppose Norman Blake might be hard to find down under.
IMHO Norman Blake and David Bromberg were two of the best session men to ever ply the studios of Nashville. The works that they each produced on their own is some of the best music of the past forty years.

Norman and Nancy Blake retired from touring just this past year. Selecting a favorite Norman Blake album is difficult, as all are wonderful. If pressed I’d have to say that “Whiskey Before Breakfast” is an excellent introduction (and a great way to start the day.)

March 31, 2007 10:00 PM  

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