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Margareta Pislaru (Margareta Paslaru) [Feb. 11th, 2007|08:36 pm]
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A relatively obscure Romanian pop/folk musician. She has created a number of rare and interesting albums and worked in the film industry as an actor and as a score writer. She has a most wonderful voice and it can barely be expressed in a few words. Her style and panache needs to be heard and enjoyed.

Cu Tine
Cum E Oare
De Ce De Ce De Ce
Doua Rindunici
In Apa Marii
Inima-I Un Telefon
Ale Tale
Balanta Inimii
Cine Stie
Il Ballo Del Mattone
Quando C'e La Luna Piena
Il Pullover
Doua Rindunici (alternate)
Ochii Tai
E Miraculous
Just Once More
Little Devil
Big Deal
All My Lovin'
Chemarea Marii
Guarda Che Luna
Mandolina Mea
Quien Sera
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Pesnyary - Pesnyary Psych Folk from Russia 1974 [Feb. 2nd, 2007|07:05 pm]
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Not less than nine piece band, they combined rock and folk music in a way no one did before.

The first Pesnyary recordings date back to 1969 (now some are available on compilation CD's issued in 1996). These were the cover versions of the Beatles with Russian lyrics. (Think that every Soviet Union band passed such "Beatles cover versions" period in the beginning of the career).

But it didn't take long for Pesnyary to develop their own, absolutely unique sound. Not less than nine piece band, they combined rock and folk music in a way no one did before. Bjelorussian folk is a specific music, very tender and melodical, filled with sorrow rather than with joy. Pesnyary didn't just make rock arrangements of folk songs, they developed and enriched these songs at the same time taking great care of the original passion and soul. One can find many elements of psychedelia in their earlier works and progressive moves in the later albums. All their LP's are highly recommended.

Sadly, the Soviet music officials were not sleeping... All the bands of the seventies had to include in their repertoire the songs by "official" writers and composers. But these tracks, moving to pop in style, in Pesnyary's versions became massive hits and are popular even nowadays.

All the band members were the top class players and the vocal group was exceptional. Using traditional folk instruments - horns, strings and others (don't know how are they called in English) combined with organ and electric guitar sometimes produced very psychedelic effect. The first, self titled LP saw the light of day in 1971 (by the way the second and third albums were as well self-titled, don't be confused!).

This is the second album. It was released in 1974.

Give it a whirl and lemme know what you think.

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FREE BLUEGRASS ONLINE [Jan. 21st, 2007|10:17 am]
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Here are a few sites to help you get your bluegrass fix. They're all free and legal. For the bittorrent sites you'll need a client like Bittornado to help download (http://www.bittornado.com/).

http://www.dimeadozen.org/ Bit torrent site. Free registration required. This is a good place for Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley and other 'classic' bluegrass performers.

http://bt.etree.org/ Same as above without the required registration. Tim O'Brien, Sam Bush, Jerry Garcia, Hot Buttered Rum String Band and Yonder Mountain String Band.

http://www.archive.org/details/etree My favorite, since you can stream many shows or download in mp3 or FLAC. Lots of good stuff to be found here. Yonder, HBRSB, Mutual Admiration Society (Sean and Sara Watkins), Snake Oil Medecine Show, Uncle Earl, Blueground Undergrass, and others.

Cross posted to jaguarpaddler
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Bluegrass in SW Pennsylvania, Northern WV, Western, MD [Jan. 21st, 2007|09:33 am]
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There will be Ohiopyle Bluegrass at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Ohiopyle Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating will be provided. Admission is only a donation. Food and drink will be for sale, including homemade pies. Local and regional bands perform 30-minute sets on stage and rooms are available for offstage jamming. Take a chance at the 50/50 drawing. Bring a friend and enjoy great music. The Ohiopyle Community Center is located on Main Street in Ohiopyle Borough on Route 381, between Farmington and Normalville, across the road from the waterfalls.To schedule your band or for more information, call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919.
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2007|03:44 pm]
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Are there any gals that play banjo in MI?
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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2006|02:18 pm]
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is this community still alive?? it looks so cool!

i'm from west virginia and have been exposed to (and loved) bluegrass all my life.
my favorite bluegrass band would have to be seldom scene. though i've been digging czech bluegrass recently.

just looking for people to talk with and stuff like that.
i'm going on my honeymoon sept 3-10 in nashville. looking for suggestions of things to do and places to go and whatnot.

oh! and i suggest picking up pickin' on franz ferdinand. sooooo great. i think it's by old school freight train.

there are my scattered thoguhts.
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Intro and icons [Apr. 26th, 2006|01:40 pm]
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Well, while doing a search for Nickel Creek communities, I stumbled upon this lovely community. My name is Carol, and although I've been subjected to Bluegrass all my life through my dad, I haven't really come to appreciate it until the last few years. I'm a big Creek fan, got to see them last December, and hopefully I'll see them again in August when they come back up to Seattle. I'm originally from Colorado, and I'm really tempted to make a trip back home in June, simply to go to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival with my cousin. I'm always up for hearing new music, so I'd love to hear who your favorite bluegrass musicians are.

Anyway, now to the icons part of my post... I have a bunch of Nickel Creek icons, along with a spot of music, at my graphics journal.

( I can't speak without messing up )

So there you go, and thanks in advance for any and all music suggestions!
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Henderson Guitar Raffle [Apr. 4th, 2006|04:12 pm]
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Crossposted to my lj, and taken from the Flatpick-l list.Collapse )
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Iconage! [Apr. 2nd, 2006|06:23 pm]
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[Current Mood |creative]
[Current Music |Led Zeppelin - The Ocean]

I made icons! :D These are for all you Mountain Heart fans out there. I made an icon of each member of the band. I hope you like them!

Rules for taking any:
- Comment
- Credit
- No Hotlinking

Flipped a quarter in the air, heads or tails, I don't careCollapse )
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Check out this PSA Dolly did! [Mar. 31st, 2006|04:32 pm]
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Emmylou and Loretta are on their too.

Enjoy! :-)
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