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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Honest and from the heart.....

I was going through my photos while a bluegrass station was on.

I like all kinds of music...I really do...from Mozart to Bob Dylan to Led Zeppelin. But as I listened to the mellow strings of a Dobro guitar, fiddle and 6 string I was taken back by the raw honesty and heartfelt harmonies of bluegrass music. I could hear relics of country, folk, Celtic melodies all rolled into a free flowing stream of music from somewhere deep inside the artist.

This was a group we enjoyed last summer at a bluegrass festival in Kentucky. There is nothing like a guitar lick from Jimmy Page or the sound of an Oboe bringing to mind the dawn but....The honest picking of bluegrass leaves one knowing that the artist truly believes in what they are laying down for the audience.

Have a great weekend....and try out some bluegrass for a change of pace!

Dan

6 comments:

shabby girl said...

One of the reasons we want to go out on the road so much is to seek out music festivals. Bluegrass is so fun. We actually bought a book called, Party Across America, which is a directory of sorts to all of the music festivals. We are not party-ers, we just like great music. :)
And, I absolutely will do the same for you!

The Lly Dilettante said...

Nice picture. I like the glow of the yellows and oranges. I also like how the red flowers stand out on the man's shirt. They appear frozen in time, yet full of concentration and emotion.

DawnTreader said...

Good concert picture!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabby girl...I have seen some of your music trip posts and it look like you guys always have a great time when music is involved!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Lly...the colors in the picture remind me of some of your photos...the rich colors and darker backgrounds.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dawn Treader...I have trouble with concert pictures because of the low light...but for this one..the lights at night were bright enough.

Dan