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.
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.
+David Mold 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:
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.
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.