Bluegrass: Open Road

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  1. KenH

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    This is neat. This is a link to a 59 minute video of the bluegrass band called Open Road. I heard them live on "Bluegrass Breakdown" March 12 radio program( www.wpln.org/bluegrass ) that is syndicated on the local public radio station. I think they are the current epitome of pure bluegrass. They work around a single microphone -

    www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/kc_video_dyn.cfm?encoded=http%3A%2F%2Fplay%2Erbn%2Ecom%2F%3Furl%3Dkennedy%2Fkennedyg2%2Fg2demand%2F02112003%5F1800%5FMSN%2Erm%26proto%3Drtsp&
     
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    I've met and picked with those guys. You're right, old-school grass, around one microphone, and they have a real good time. I love 'em. And they were real nice to my 12 year old when she met them, and posed for several pictures for her. And the mandolin player, Caleb, knows the bible pretty good.

    Open Road, keepin' it real.

    BTW, did you know they got their name from the style of Stetson hat they wear ?
     
  3. KenH

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    Wow, that's neat! No, I didn't know where their band name came from. I ordered two of their CDs so I am looking forward to giving them a good listen when I get 'em.

    While I was at it on amazon.com I also ordered Rhonda Vincent and the Rage's live CD.

    Open Road has certainly shot into my top four "must have" bands for CD purchases along with Alison Krauss & Union Station, the Gibson Brothers, and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.
     
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    KenH,

    I picked it up a couple days ago. Its very good. Since Josh Williams has joined there seems to be a bit more lead guitar then the other guy did.

    Rhonda is one of my favorite bluegrass singers. I love Alison and that really soft sweet way she sings...nobody is as good as her at that...but my preference is singers like Rhonda and Alecia Nugent who just rear back and belt it out!

    Mike
     
  5. KenH

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    I heard "I've Forgotten You" on "Bluegrass Breakdown" and I knew it was time to stop delaying and add that live CD to my other three Rhonda Vincent bluegrass CDs.

    That is such a well done song, especially the harmony on the refrain.

    The previous guitar player was Artie Blaylock. I think he has put out a solo CD.

    [ March 16, 2005, 09:16 PM: Message edited by: KenH ]
     
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    Musically its exceptional all the way the way through, but one thing I like is that the concert has 2 songs about Kentucky. :D

    It starts with "Kentucky Borderline", but in the 2nd one..."Bluegrass Express"...our little bitty town here in Kentucky is mentioned by name! [​IMG]

    "Riding the bluegrass express
    Riding the bluegrass express
    This train will soon be gone
    And I'm going home on the bluegrass express

    She'll cross the river at Newport town
    Louisville Lexington she's southbound
    Richmond Winchester Bowling Green
    Prettiest place I've ever seen"


    :D :D :D :D :D

    Mike
     
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    Thanks KENH,
    They are fabulous!!!!!!!
    I've been picking my mandolin and listenting.

    Atestring
     

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