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Oct 4, 2021 - 12:04:54 PM
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747 posts since 8/8/2008

A friend just sent this video from 2005 and I wanted to share it.

kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/1...s756hr7x#

Edited by - Dobrojan on 10/04/2021 12:05:53

Oct 4, 2021 - 1:35:57 PM
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1304 posts since 1/14/2011

Very nice to see that. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 4, 2021 - 3:35:58 PM
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rtxdoug

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23 posts since 10/18/2010

That was a great interview. Still love Josh's style. Great dobro player and as Jerry said, Josh took the dobro to the next level in popularity.

Oct 4, 2021 - 6:19:39 PM
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3785 posts since 7/27/2008

Great find Jan - thanks for posting! 

Doug - saying of Josh, "great dobro player" - it's a little like saying "water is wet." wink

Like a lot of middle class America who didn't grow up with bluegrass, we discovered Flatt & Scruggs as kids on The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonnie & Clyde. Too long ago to remember, I guess the show and the movie inspired  one  of my older brothers to come home one day with the Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall album. Seemed like an odd fit with all the Rock music vinyl being played at our house but it did get  played and we dug it. 

Even though I had a background as a kid who payed steel guitar, I didn't quite "get" the dobro at the time. I wasn't even sure how to pronounce the word because I had never heard anyone say it out loud. I thought the first syllable might have been pronounced as "ahh" like when the doctor asks you to "say ahh." Dahh-bro.

it wasn't until I discovered Mike Auldridge and the Seldom Scene several years later that I began to put two and two together. 

And when I did, that's when I gave myself a proper education on Josh. He mentioned the records he made with Kenny Baker, I still have about four of those on vinyl. Along with Tower Records we had a few other good record stores where I grew up in San Jose in  the '70s, and I would make the rounds scouring the country and bluegrass sections for anything with a mention of "dobro" on the front and back cover. I was hooked. 

First time I heard the following story as mentioned by Josh: The night all those dobro players got on stage in the '90s for the tribute to him, I wonder which one  went into Fireball Mail instead of Fireball and ticked off Jerry?  

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 10/04/2021 18:22:04

Oct 5, 2021 - 5:10:39 PM
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2BUCKS

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269 posts since 4/27/2015

Thanks Jan

Oct 5, 2021 - 5:36:58 PM
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psikes

USA

125 posts since 4/14/2010

Thanks so much for that Jan. Well worth watching for sure.

Oct 5, 2021 - 5:50:06 PM
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483 posts since 1/29/2013

Yeah, thanks for the share!

Oct 6, 2021 - 6:48:24 AM
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6 posts since 5/31/2021

Thanks, great resource. If you go up a level there are a bunch of great interviews.

kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/1...0rx93b876

Oct 6, 2021 - 11:27:16 AM

2BUCKS

USA

269 posts since 4/27/2015

Thanks Ron, I didn't see that.

Oct 6, 2021 - 11:47:31 AM

3785 posts since 7/27/2008

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Originally posted by Ron Lacey

Thanks, great resource. If you go up a level there are a bunch of great interviews.

kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/1...0rx93b876


Cool deal! I could do a binge watch weekend. The only interview on that list I've seen in the past was Mike Auldridge. 

Oct 11, 2021 - 11:20:40 AM

119 posts since 4/26/2013

The interview with Mike Auldridge was excellent. Very interesting to hear his perspective on how the Seldom Scene was formed and their first album recorded...

Oct 11, 2021 - 12:28:27 PM
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psikes

USA

125 posts since 4/14/2010

What a great interview with Mike Auldridge indeed. Such a personable man a great story teller and he looks to be a fun guy to hang around with.

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