The Bluegrass Painter Blog

Wednesday
Jan172007

Gone Fishin

To me, the next best thing to fishing for trout is painting pictures of them.

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Tuesday
Jan162007

Doin' It on the Mountain

Doing it on the mountain...

  Dcp_2039 This is just a photo of some of us folk having a good time last summer.

The photo in the middle is of Randy Thomas and Friends, that's the name of the band. Randy's the guy with the hat and hails from Terra Alta, WV. The image is a bit shakey in my computer hope it's better on yours.Dcp_2163_1

Dcp_2024_1 Captain Eddie, sold his boat so he could buy his bass...good choice.

Can't start too early.

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Tuesday
Jan162007

Thinking warm

Now I'm certainly not going to complain about the softball winter we're having. But, the extended mild weather tends to soften me for the jabs of winter we're bound to have now and then. Like today. Had to go out and I was cold...found myself just a bit apprehensive with just a bit of white on the road. I thought...heck with this I'm going back to the "good ole summer time" when I could comfortably sit on the shore of Deep Creek Lake and watch the local sailing fleet maneuver while running downwind with spinnakers up.

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Monday
Jan152007

Now where do we go from here?

KICK OFF

First time jitters...do all bloggers get them???

MountainDo is my entry into blogworld...just want to talk about a few things we like to do here in the mountains...like pick some good "roots" music, listen to good pickers pick, paint little pictures of mountain things, build stuff out of wood, hang out with folk of like mind and when the opportunity offers, go fishing. As I get a little better at this it will get smoother so, if you would, stick with it.  If you want, join in.

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Everyday's a brand new piece of art

Monday
Jan152007

The Ice Jam

Dcp_2217_1 Speaking of picking, this past weekend found a bunch of bluegrass pickers doing their thing at the Days Inn in Butler, Pennsylvania. Would you believe about three thousand of them and a couple dozen bands on-stage Friday through Sunday. This was the second time I've been to what they call the "Ice-Jam". Been held for ten consecutive years. Dcp_2232

Drew pickers and listeners from at least five states, all happy "campers" it seemed. There wasn't really any camping but they filled up three motels. Close enough. Lots of bluegrass talent here and abouts this part of Pennsylvania.

Dcp_2261_1 I really do need to get closer and more involved with this gang since there's nothing I'd rather do than pick and sing bluegrass music. To that end, I intend to drive up to Meadville, PA next Saturday for a similar event. Again its a Friday, Saturday, Sunday gathering with bands on-stage and jamming in rooms, hallways and corners. My best buddy and wife, "Sweet Fern", took lots of photos at the Butler Ice Jam and I'm going to try to put them up but I just might be too low on the learning curve to do that right now...might take a while. My other best buddy and daughter, "Petunia", is walking me through this. I know it will get it done. 

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