|The Punch Brothers|
It was an interesting day of "bluegrass music." ROMP brings in several of the more progressive bluegrass bands, all of which include a cast of excellent musicians despite their tendency to drift into the realm of jazz and jam bands - songs of seven or eight minutes in length are common, for instance. I tend to be a traditionalist when it comes to country music (and that most certainly includes bluegrass) but I really had a good time with Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers last night. Imagine this if you can: a knockout version of "Paperback Writer" done with perfect harmony, a mandolin, a banjo, a fiddle, a guitar, and a massive stand-up base. Believe it or not, it worked perfectly. I'm a new convert to the music of these guys. Check them out on YouTube and you will see what I mean.
|Emmylou Harris Sound Check|
Believe it or not, I'm managing to get a little reading in on the side - over half way through Will Entrekin's book and it is starting to get wild. Also reading from a nonfiction title noted on my sidebar (not exactly feel good reading, but instructive).