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Pix of my new mandolin, custom-made by Martin Jacobson in Atlanta.   This guy is a fabulous craftsman and makes simply fabulous instruments for super-reasonable prices.    I'll post a Youtube video of the sound also.

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Is this DVD not available anywhere?
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Check out my 7.4 mi Hike on Strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/108931742

Feels like spring



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Nice job, David.   One of my favorites.   Are you familiar with "Hawkins Rag"?  Here's a link:  Skillet Lickers-Hawkins Rag-1934   Gid Tanner & Skillet Lickers.   For some reason hearing Black Mountain Rag, tripped this switch.  I love Riley Pucket's backup guitar.   Funky stuff, but lots of soul.

That's the Silverangel, right?

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I heard Hawkins Rag for the first time in September at a bluegrass festival in Red River NM.  "Crazy Water Crystals," a group from the bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University performed.   Here's their site:

http://www.crazywatercrystals.com/about-us

They're REALLY great, but pretty unknown.  They jammed on Hawkins Rag for about 10 minutes and the mandolin player was on fire.   Lot o' fun ;-).

Have a great holiday!

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Video of the new mando.... 

Arrives in a couple of days.

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Hi Marty--

It sounds great...  Can't wait to have it in my hands and hear it in person.

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For some reason or another the old tune "Alabama Jubilee" started kicking around in my head which led to some searching, which led to this....   Part of a 2008 live Jerry Reed tribute concert in Nashville.    These guys rock--as apparently did Jerry Reed.   I had never thought much of or about him, but I do now.   Sadly the full DVD of this concert isn't commercially available, although Youtube does have another video with a lot of shorter excerpts.

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Edit--apparently this video is NOT from the Jerry Reed tribute concert, but is a more recent performance.    Still rocks.


Must be played at HIGH volume... ;-).  

I think like Richard Smith's (seated, playing nylon-strung guitar) the best.
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Hi Marty,

Thanks for noticing...;-).   It's a different Red River of course--we attended the "first annual" bluegrass festival there in September.   All free, lots of great music and a really gorgeous town/area.

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My Nexus 4 just updated to 4.4.2.   Now whenever I try to download an app from the Google Play store I get error 919.    Any suggestions?

TIA.

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