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BlastersFan55
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« on: December 13, 2008, 05:04:19 AM »

Any fans out there? 

Here's a guy who has written some hit country songs for many big names, and he's finally breaking through for himself.

But, he ain't exactly country, if you get my drift.  Maybe a little bit alt-country - whatever that is?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 05:42:20 PM »

I really like Jim's music. His album The Bluegrass Diaries is a piece of acoustic music genius.  Check out his performance on Woodsongs sometime as well.  He's playing his old sunburst Collings dread solo.  That's the best-sounding guitar I've ever heard.  Period.  Jim is the real deal. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 05:15:39 AM »

I'm there...got into him via the whole Gram Parsons Project (NOT Alan...get it? bigrin)  Emmy Lou did that awesome tribute to Gram several years ago--even though he's not on the CD, he was part of the video aftermath (Sessions on 54th maybe?).  I typically despise tribute CDs, but that one amazing (Cowboy Junkies' version of Viva Las Vegas is outta this world).  Anyway, I don't have any of his stuff, so I'm following Creature's lead and going out for Bluegrass Diaries tomorrow!
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 06:25:37 AM »

Yeah penner, the Gram tribute was the old PBS Soundstage show.  I remember he came out and did a great "Wheels" with Chris Hillman.  Then I wondered, "who is this guy?" Turns out he's a real "chameleon," which I mean as a real compliment.

My favorite CD's are Persimmons, The Hummingbirds & Wait Til Spring. I would love to see him live some day.  I understand he's a pretty entertaining guy.  He also has a very good new album out via his website - another bluegrass CD.

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