Michael Bean

John Henry - Michael Bean with Alan Kaufman & Friends

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A Tribute to Ray Alden . Playing a classic oldtime tune with an urban bluegrass band
Alan Kaufman - fiddle, Howie Tarnower - mando, Lauck Benson - banjo, Michael Bean- dobro, Mike Kenney - bass. 

There are two dobro breaks in there for you resoheads.

California Blues (revisited) - Michael Bean with Alan Kaufman & Friends

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Alan Kaufman, Michael Bean, Mike Kenney, Howie Tarnower, and Lauck Benson - at Johnny D's in Somerville on 9-22-09.  I had uploaded another version of this tune from an earlier gig, but here's a recent performance that's a lot of fun.  This one has more reso content for those who like to swing.

California Blues - Michael Bean with Alan Kaufman & the Joint Chiefs of Retrograss

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This was from a recent gig at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA with some of Boston's finest.  I don't care if my face is partially obstructed as long as the dobro is visible and audible - priorities!  Most of the set is viewable on youtube if anyone is interested in some fun oldtime, bluegrass, and yodeling music. 

Yes, yodeling.  For those who like to cut right to the dobro solo, go to 2:30 of the video.

MBean's Pierce Reso

MBean's Pierce Reso

Here's a close shot of my dobro, built by Stephen Pierce of Lawrence, MA.  the back & sides are maple from an old door.

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