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Poster: mcglone Date: May 11, 2022 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Billy Strings @The Ryman

First trip south of the border since COVID cozied up two years back - Well worth the wait as Bobby joined Billy for night 2, set 2. Bliss.

Wake Up Little Susie, Dire Wolf, Cassidy, China Doll, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Wharf Rat > Bird Song, To Lay Me Down, Tennessee Jed Enc.: Brokedown Palace

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 11, 2022 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Looks like a good time.

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Poster: wlg3 Date: May 12, 2022 6:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

I stumbled upon a video of Help/Slip/Frank on Youtube and tried watching; Billy had too many notes and effects on the acoustic guitar for my tastes. But I wouldn't say "don't go see him", just "I won't be joining you."
This post was modified by wlg3 on 2022-05-12 13:41:50

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 12, 2022 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Imo there are songs that have certain rhythms and flow that just don't work in bluegrass. Not everything wants a chipper 4-beat. 😀

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 12, 2022 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Agreed. IMHO, Molly Tuttle outplays Mr. Strings.

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Poster: wlg3 Date: May 12, 2022 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Thumbs up to Molly Tuttle

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 11, 2022 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

There's vids that I want to see for sure. I've read that Bob can still play fast. 😄

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 13, 2022 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

No shit, I was impressed that Bob actually sang it at a normal pace, not the bogged down mud pace that D&C seems stuck in.

I thought the "song" parts were good but the "jamming" didn't hit the mark.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 12, 2022 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

That's a real cool pic of you and Billy. It reminds me of the times when Jerry was easily accessible too.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 12, 2022 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Well done. Great to see your face.

:)

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 13, 2022 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Yup; unlike me, he looks like he can still play...I'd have to lean on him to make sure we whipped you and Dire in the infamous and yet to be played Forum Two on Two Championship. Weren't we originally planning to play when we all got to Amsterdam on the First Forum Fieldtrip?
😜

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Poster: high flow Date: May 14, 2022 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

https://archive.org/post/70790/who-are-you-who-who-who-who

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Poster: billydlions Date: May 14, 2022 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Where’s the picture of Tell?

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Poster: high flow Date: May 14, 2022 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Apparently the the ceremonial hat worn by the Grand Poobah of the Fraternal Order of Water Buffalo was at the cleaners. So no pic.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 15, 2022 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

Has anybody seen, or heard from "Mandojammer"? The Billy Strings thread has been up for a while and he has not chimed in. Hope he is OK.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 16, 2022 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Billy Strings @The Ryman

2/7/2022 is his most recent post. So, yeah, it's been a while.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 24, 2022 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Still kicking

Hey uu, flow...

I'm still here. Hasn't been an easy spring with an all expenses paid trip to the cardiac ICU (again) and then a 15 round brawl with COVID that knocked me back a bit. But I'm still here. An uncooperative network at work has made browsing a challenge. The audacity of them not letting us do something other than work...

Not sure if I mentioned it, but I started building an acoustic guitar (dreadnought body) awhile back. I'm building it out of 50,000 year old ancient kauri wood from New Zealand. Started with a slab of kauri wood. Tap tune matched a piece of 100 year old red spruce for the top and have a gorgeous chunk of African mahogany for the neck. Top, back and sides are sanded, sides have been bent and glued to the end block and tail piece block and the kerf liners are in place and the top and back rims are radiused. I cut the end graft joint a few weeks ago, and will be starting on the back strip inlayand bracing Friday. It's been an incredible journey - I never knew how therapeutic sanding wood could be, but I'm pretty sure it's what Zen does after a long day of Zenning. I'll try and be better about posting updates. Hell, I'll just start a new thread topic and chuck a bunch of pictures in there.

I think this is the link to the H/S/F video wlg3 was referring to. I thought young Mr. Apostol did a helluva job and Bobby looked like he was having a good time. Not sure it's possible to play too many notes in a bluegrass interpretation of any song. For me, I really concentrated on listning to Jarrod Walker on mandolin. That kid is incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vja-zcoF3X8

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jun 11, 2022 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Still kicking

Come for The Foggy Mountain Top but stay for the Lonesome Moonlight Waltz.

Jarrod Walker and Ronnie McCoury

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ENw1ovZdM8s

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Poster: high flow Date: May 27, 2022 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Still kicking

Hi Mando,

Thanks for the report. Good to read your words here.

I would LOVE to see pics of your guitar. I've been playing now for 10 years. Occasionally I sound pretty good. But even when I sound like doo-doo, I still enjoy it. I'm at it to entertain myself. So far, so good.

Perhaps, someday, I'll be fortunate enough to experience zen though guitar building. For now, I really enjoy swimming pool maintenance.

Stay vertical. Keep moving.

TDIH ... IWT: https://archive.org/details/gd1989-05-27.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.87604.sbeok.flac16




This post was modified by high flow on 2022-05-27 21:08:48

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 30, 2022 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Still kicking

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Hope you're well on your way to full recovery. You are gonna post pics of the guitar, aren't you? And a sound bite after it is finished?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 13, 2022 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Still kicking

U2 -

I will sit down tonight and post pictures of the guitar build effort to date. I'll start with a pic of the slab of ancient kauri wood I cut the back and sides from.