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Arts & Culture
Live Bluegrass from the '80s!
On Saturday (Aug. 18th) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, the celebration of live bluegrass recordings continues on "Bluegrass Signal." Featured are the Good Ol' Persons (pictured) live in Canada and the Netherlands and Hot Rize live in Winfield, Kansas. Both bands were grounded in traditional bluegrass, and both took the music to some new places. In addition, both bands featured compelling songwriters/lead singers (Kathy Kallick and Tim O'Brien), adventurous players (John Reischman, Sally Van Meter, Paul Shelasky, Kevin Wimmer, Charles Sawtelle, Pete Wernick)-- and both perform "Blue Night." Saturday's show also features a few new releases and musical previews, as well as the area's most comprehensive calendar of Bay Area bluegrass events, but the emphasis is on two compelling sessions:
GOOD OL' PERSONS (Canada/Netherlands, 1985-1991) Blue Night Broken Tie Now the Time Has Come To Go Sally Johnson You Don't Miss Your Water Part Of A Story
HOT RIZE (Winfield, KS, 1986) Blue Night Hard Pressed Walk the Way the Wind Blows If I Lose Footsteps So Near Radio Boogie Midnight On the Highway
HOT RIZE: Nellie Kane (Telluride, CO, 2003) GOOD OL' PERSONS: Save Everything (Telluride, CO, 1992) DEL McCOURY BAND: Grass Valley (Grass Valley, CA, 1994)
BLUEGRASS CARDINALS with DEL McCOURY: Can't You Hear Me Callin' (Grass Valley, 1989) KELLER WILLIAMS with THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS: Bumper Sticker/Pick (McCoury Music, 2012) KEELER WILLIAMS with THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS: The Graveyard Shift/Pick (McCoury Music, 2012)