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A little bit of Washington DC Bluegrass

Ep. 7

In today's episode I'll look through some of the musicians and bands that played on the bluegrass scene in Washington D.C. I will do a more deeply researched show for a future episode but this is just a selection which I've hand-picked to give you a flavour of some of the incredible musicians who littered the city between the 1950s and 1980s.


*It may have been Jimmy Guadreau on mandolin for the "To the Rescue" take, by the way. It comes from a compilation album of Rebel recordings and some research tells me that this track was on a 1970 record titled "New Look, New Sound" with Gaudreau.


Timestamps:


00:00 Buzz Busby & Charlie Waller (1957-59) - "The Lonesome Road"

05:05 Leon Morris & Buzz Busby (1974) - "At the End"

08:32 Old & In the Way (1973 rrl. 1996) - "Lost"

12:41 The Country Gentlemen (1957) - "Going to the Races"

16:01 The Country Gentlemen (New Look, New Sound, 1970) - "To the Rescue"

20:11 Pete Pike (1963?) - "Little Maggie"

23:21 Pete Pike (1963) - "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow"

26:35 Scotty Stoneman w/The Kentucky Colonels - "Old Joe Clark"

31:30 Johnny Whisnant (Rounder Album, 1974) - "Home Sweet Home"

36:21 Seldom Scene (Old Train, 1974) - "Wait a Minute"

40:20 Johnson Mountain Boys (Live in VA, 1988) - "Newton Grove"

44:50 Johnson Mountain Boys (Favourites - Compilation, 1987) - "Tomorrow I'll Be Gone"

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