A friend just sent this video from 2005 and I wanted to share it.
Edited by - Dobrojan on 10/04/2021 12:05:53
Very nice to see that. Thanks for sharing!
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.
Great find Jan - thanks for posting!
Doug - saying of Josh, "great dobro player" - it's a little like saying "water is wet."
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
Thanks so much for that Jan. Well worth watching for sure.
Yeah, thanks for the share!
Thanks, great resource. If you go up a level there are a bunch of great interviews.
Thanks Ron, I didn't see that.
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...
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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