Saturday, June 11, 2005

NGR-What?

Here's some stuff others posted Me, I'm still tryin to catch up. Airto left Correa, Flora Purim sang lead, n LeperKnan still KKKKKNOCKs me out.

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The origins of New Grass Revival lay in the Bluegrass Alliance, which Sam Bush (vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin) and Courtney Johnson (banjo, vocals) joined in 1970. At the time, the Alliance also featured bassist Ebo Walker and fiddler Lonnie Peerce. Within a year after Bush's and Johnson's arrival, Curtis Burch (dobro, guitar, vocals) joined the band. In 1972, Peerce left the band, and the remaining members decided to continue under a new name — New Grass Revival. The band released their eponymous debut, Arrival of the New Grass Revival, later that year on Starday Records. After the release of their debut, Walker parted ways with the band, and the group replaced him with Butch Robbins, who was only with the band for a short time. He was replaced by John Cowan, an Evansville, IN, native. This lineup was stable throughout the '70s, recording a number of albums for Flying Fish Records. As their name suggested, New Grass Revival never played traditional bluegrass — all of the members brought elements of rock & roll, jazz, and blues to the group's sound. Consequently, certain portions of the bluegrass community scorned them, but they also gained a devoted following of listeners who believed they were moving the genre in a new, fresh direction. In 1981, Johnson and Burch left the band, claiming they were tired of touring. Bush and Cowan continued the group, replacing them with banjoist Béla Fleck and mandolinist/guitarist Pat Flynn. New Grass Revival moved to Sugar Hill Records in 1984 and released their first album featuring the new lineup, On the Boulevard. Two years later, the band signed with EMI Records and released an eponymous album, which proved to be their breakthrough into the mainstream. Two of the singles from the album — "What You Do to Me" and "Ain't That Peculiar" — were minor hits on the country charts, and Fleck's showcase "Seven by Seven" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental. Hold to a Dream, released in 1987, was just as successful as its predecessor, featuring the hits "Unconditional Love" and "Can't Stop Now," which both nearly made the Top 40. In 1989, New Grass Revival released their third major-label album, Friday Night in America, which was yet another commercial success. "Callin' Baton Rouge" became their first Top 40 single, followed by the number 58 hit "You Plant Your Fields." Even though the band was more popular than ever, Bush decided to pull the plug on the group after the release of Friday Night in America. Bush became a session musician, and Fleck went onto a very successful and respected solo career.

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This sound right? I surely, wouldn't know, but, it IS a burnin issue in MY house!!!!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

In the Backyard

Saturday about 2ish looks good. $20.00 and I guess stay if you want. This could be fun. Earl Brothers rock. Mossy Creek looks interesting. Sayrie and the Rooster? Taqueria Vallarta down around the bend and a bar across the street.

Our Friends

Bet they eat at Arrrrrrrrby's.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

It's Time Once Again to Play "FIND FLEET"

Next up, "Where's Zeke?"

Monday, June 06, 2005

Miss Mary Rocks


Aardvark

Cuz it's time to start all over again, at the beginning.

N I'm to lazy to open a dictionary, that's just a wild guess.

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