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#123902 - 06/02/05 12:51 PM roots music freaks
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Registered: 05/02/05
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Loc: Carlisle, PA
Hi guys,

I have noticed that some of the people here are guitar players and/or keen on the blues, folk, rock music, country and so forth. Playing guitar is something I have done for more than 40 years, and I find it as fascinating and fun now as I did when I was a teenager trying to copy Bob Seeger, Bob Dylan, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, and all those guys.

Maybe it would be useful to use an off topic thread to talk about our interests. Who else is totally mad for roots music of whatever kind? For me the blues helps me to focus on who I am, where I am in my life, and the pains and joys of our shared humanity.

Hmmm. Why didn't I just say its great music? Never mind.

Larry

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#123903 - 06/02/05 04:23 PM Re: roots music freaks
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Larry,

Bluegrass here. Love the stuff. Also like the soulful mountain folk music. Oh, and early country, like the music in "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?". Like all music really, but those types are the ones that go back to my roots. Bobby

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#123904 - 06/02/05 06:32 PM Re: roots music freaks
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Hi Bobby,

Yes indeed. Bluegrass is great stuff. My Dad is a banjo picker, and as a kid I just loved Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Now I have become entirely engrossed with the blues, perhaps because my free time is limited and I can't play as much as I would like.

Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#123905 - 06/02/05 08:48 PM Re: roots music freaks
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My roots are in Ireland and I love Irish music, like the Chieftains, Dubliners etc.
The Irish can make music from almost anything they can find.
They also invented the greatest medicine known to man, laughter, \:D not forgetting Guiness \:\)

ste

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#123907 - 06/06/05 03:38 PM Re: roots music freaks
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Hi Kevin,

I have several Dobros from the 1930s: a 1931 Dobro and a 1937 Regal-build Dobro. I also have a 1968 Gibson acoustic, which I bought when I was a teenager.

That's great you have a teacher. Mine was Son House, or so I am told. He used to visit my great-uncle in the 50s and I would sit and listen to them play. He hadn't been redicsovered yet, and for me he was just this cool elderly guy who played the most amazing blues guitar I had ever heard.

Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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