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Episode 37 - Think About It
At times all bluegrass vocalists are guilty of singing lyrics without really imagining what they are singing about. It's easy to concentrate on how you are singing and forget the important element of what you are singing.
A little time spent contemplating the meaning of the words makes for better musical communication.
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In this episode I mentioned three books. Here they are:
I quoted from my book called The Flint Hill Scrolls:
In this episode I quoted a brief excerpt from a Butch Robins interview in this wonderful book called "Masters of the 5 String Banjo" by Tony Trischka and Peter Wernick:
And here is the book I mentioned called "What I Know 'Bout What I Know" by Butch Robins:
The music which concludes this episode is courtesy of the band Danny Ellison and West by East--a bluegrass band in Texas. The song I featured in this episode is called "Teardrops On That Gun". Here is a link to their Facebook Page and their website.
This heart-wrenching song really falls in line with the topic of this episode.