Dobro

Dobro Featured on Bluegrass Junction's TrueGrass Show

Prompted by the recent death of Tut Taylor, Chris Jones featured classic dobro in this week's TrueGrass show on Sirius/XM's Bluegrass Junction. The 3-hour show aired this afternoon (Friday 4/17/15), is rebroadcast over the weekend (Sunday?) and is available on demand.

Plenty of Tut, of course (both his own recordings and those with John Hartford's band), plus lots of Mike Auldridge, Josh Graves, Jerry Douglas, Gene Wooten and others. Since Chris's show showcases classic bluegrass that has "aged" at least twenty years, Rob Ickes (who actually lived with Chris and his wife when he first moved to Nashville) was aired on just one song off the first Blue Highway album. In addition to spinning the music, Chris discussed some dobro history including the invention by the Dopyera brothers and Uncle Josh being responsible for our instrument making its way into bluegrass. Hardly anything I hadn't heard before, but assembled in a wonderful program. Definitely worth a listen!

Beard 2011 Odyssey Square Neck

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Mint condition, beautiful red stained mahogany guitar.  This instrument really sings out, great sustain with warm, full resonance. Equiped with Jerry Douglas Signature Series Aura Imaging pickup and pedal, deluxe tweed case, Tipton and Scheerhorn bars, as well as original Douglas - Scheerhorn capo. Certificate of authenticity. Birth date 1/6/2011. Less than 100 hours playing time. Never played out. $3,900 o/bo. More pics available on request. Contact: darbro52@comcast.net

 

 

Andy Hall-Roosevelt Collier Workshop in Denver

ImageHey all, 

 Doing a 3 hour slide workshop in Denver with lap steel virtusos Roosevelt Collier Saturday November 22 from 11-2pm

 at the 1Up music venue. Here's the link for info.

https://www.facebook.com/MusicMarauders/photos/a.165061116847113.35333.1...

Here's a sample of Roosevelt and myself playing together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2eXNf73VvY

Hope to see you there!

In a freeling falling laboratory...

Tesla said "If you want to understand the secrets of the universe, then study frequency and vibration"... I read that and it got me thinking about the dobro..

 

So lets say you sat there on the earth and tuned up and played your dobro. Then you jumped on a rocket and zoomed up to outer space. Durning the acceleration of the trip, would the tension on the strings increase due to the increased "gravity" of acceleration? This would make the pitch go up, right?  And once you got up into space, would the pitch go up even higher since there was no gravity pulling on the strings? If so, then why would MORE gravity (pulling the tension tighter) make the pitch go up the same as having zero gravity on the strings (No increased tension)...

 

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