Category Archives: Bluegrass

Two Banjo Dans with a Will

The Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers: Banjo Dan Lindner, left (on guitar), Will Lindner on mandolin, Danny Coane (of the Starline Rhythm Boys) on banjo.

At the Whammy Bar, Maple Corner, Calais, VT. Last night. Easter Eve. Happy Mud Season.

(For those interested in the machinery: Fuji XE1, top at 6400 ISO, bottom at 3200 ISO.)

Also posted in Vermont, Whammy Bar

Farewell, Ralph Stanley

sc00104466ABWRalph Stanley in concert, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, circa 1984.

Virginian Ralph Stanley, who earned his unofficial doctorate in the Bluegrass Arts many times over in his 89 years, died June 23.

His race is run. And won. Now in the Angel Band.

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The Angel Band.

NYT.

Rolling Stone (with video).

A note on the picture above: acoustic music, Tri-x film, long lens, manual focus, high and lonesome sound.

Also posted in black and white Bluegrass photography, Ralph Stanley, Ralph Stanley in black and white