On a fall evening in October 2013, California-based duo Misner & Smith played to a packed house at Seattle's' Empty Sea Studios - a craftsman house turned into a recording studio and listening room. Now, you can experience that concert "better than live" through this HD concert film.
With multiple cameras and CD-quality sound, this episode of Live From Empty Sea brings the intimate listening environment into your living room.
On October 25, 2013, California-based duo Misner & Smith played to a packed house at Seattle's' Empty Sea Studios - a craftsman house turned into a recording studio and listening room. Now, you can experience that concert "better than live" through this HD concert film.
Flatfooting with Charmaine Slaven - Music by Charlie Beck:
Flatfooting is a traditional percussive step dance from the Appalachian mountains. It is a living folk tradition that has been spread around the globe by dancers who love the way it feels under their feet.
Polecat blends multiple genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae and world music. The band with four guys and one lady centers around fiddle player Cayley Schmid. Aaron Guest does lead vocals and 12 string, with Jeremy Elliott lead guitar, Richard Reeves on upright bass and Karl Olson on drums. The sense of unity in the band clearly works in their favor as they seem like they've been together since birth. Polecat creates music that makes you want to get up and dance.
The Fretboard Journal sits down with The Wood Brothers for an intimate performance as they cover Mississippi John Hurt’s “Pay Day." Recorded live in The Fretboard Journal's Seattle headquarters.
Hailing from New York, this six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound. Many of their songs tow a thin line between serious and satire. But don’t let irreverence fool you; These accomplished musicians create artistic arrangements that feature harmonies worthy of Gram and Emmylou, and a virtuosic chicken-pickin’ guitar that belies their geographic origin.
Jolliff (mandolin) & Barnett (fiddle) perform the popular jazz standard with a bluegrass twist. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
Through his books, videos, classes and workshops, Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick has probably gotten more people playing bluegrass banjo than just about anyone. His video, "Beginning Bluegrass Banjo, " has been one of Homespun's most popular titles since it was issued in 1986. Now we are making it easier than ever for new players to get started.
Sam Bush slowly and carefully details the dominant mandolin styles from Bill Monroe to Newgrass. You'll see, up close, Sam's amazing right hand as he demonstrates crosspicking, rhythm chops and other techniques while teaching you tunes such as Paddy On The Turnpike, Grey Eagle, Sugar Foot Rag, Sapporo, East Virginia Blues, Wayfaring Stranger, Manzanita, Bill Cheatham, Banks of the Ohio and Sitting On Top Of The World.
This high-octane course in Scruggs-style banjo is perfect for the intermediate picker who wants to get to the next level. It is chock-full of terrific tunes and invaluable instruction.