Category Archives: seeds

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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Joseph Spence – Living on the Hallelujah Side

Another album from this blog’s guardian angel: Joseph Spence! As I’ve already said all that I can say about this fountain of joy and grizzly grumbles, I’ll leave it at just the pure music. Enjoy! Joseph Spence – Living on … 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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Peter Finger – The Elf King: Acoustic Rock Guitar

Like Andres Segovia, John Fahey started a genre and inspired generations of musicians to take up his instrument and play it in a new way. This could have made him proud. Yet one thing always nagged at him. 90% of … Continue reading

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Portrait of America #1 – Allen Ginsberg

America by Allen Ginsberg America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing. America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956. I can’t stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war? Go fuck yourself with … Continue reading

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Rob Wasserman – Solo

And another Grisman bass player’s album from 1983! There is just something so incredible about a good bass player. They root the music, giving it a foundation in the pulsating rhythms of the Earth, and if they’re good they can … Continue reading

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Tony Trischka

“…the godfather of what’s sometimes called new acoustic music.” – New York Times “…most influential banjo player of the latter part of the 20th century, certainly in terms of his profound influence on succeeding generations of modern players.” – Banjo … Continue reading

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