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.
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.
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: