Category Archives: Branches

Peter Ostroushko – Slüz Düz Music

I have already talked about Peter Ostroushko (here), so I’ll keep it brief this time. This is, simply put, a totally fantastic album. One of the best I have heard in a long time. If you had to label it, … Continue reading

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Debashish Bhattacharya – Live in Calcutta

More music from the best slide guitarist in the world! The last track on this album is seriously one of the best fusions of east and west that I’ve ever heard, with fearful symmetry to match any Fahey composition. That’s … Continue reading

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Béla Fleck – 2 Albums

Well it’s past time that this blog paid a bit of tribute to the banjo’s greatest contemporary icon. In the taxonomy of the Grapevine, there are several divisions. Roots are the foundation of our music. Fruits are the perfection of … Continue reading

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Bertram Levy & Peter Ostroushko – First Generation

Back to some vinyl again! We have here another incredible out of print Flying Fish LP. There is no information on this album pretty much anywhere, and little to none about Bertram Levy. Peter Ostroushko, however, is known as one … Continue reading

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Richard Greene – Duets

I’ve already introduced Richard Greene here. So I really don’t need to say much. You should already be drooling… This is his first solo album. Each track is just him and one other instrumentalist. Despite that, the sound is amazingly … Continue reading

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Darol Anger & Mike Marshall

Yeah, you probably saw this post coming. It was only a matter of time before I posted these two alumns of the David Grisman Quintet. If there were ever two musicians destined to play together, it is Darol Anger and … Continue reading

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Kenny Kosek and Matt Glaser – Hasty Lonesome

Boy, once I get started on a theme I can’t stop! Especially when it involves newgrass players, because every time I look at one it leads me to another. These guys have been in the scene since the Country Cooking … Continue reading

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