Tag Archives: Bill Monroe

No Particular Place to Go

Chuck Berry reportedly wrote that title in prison (for transporting a 14-year-old girl across state lines, violating the Mann Act).  The song devolves into an amusing anecdote when the the protagonist cannot get the young lady’s ‘safety belt’ unbuckled, but … Continue reading

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Another Excellent Joe Val Festival!

NOTE: For higher-resolution versions of the photographs, go to Flickr, HERE. (They won’t be super high, because with my Rebel T2i-Tamron 18-270 combination, I still needed to shoot at 3200 ISO, but they will be better than the ones that … Continue reading

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Bill Monroe Named Our New Trailer!

After a brief, but intense, search for a molded fiberglass travel trailer (which if you’re interested in the gory details or in camping trailers, I describe at length in my personal blog, Walking Creek World; click HERE) we bought a … Continue reading

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Bill Keith, 1939–2015

Got home Saturday evening (we were out minding four grandkids) to sit down at the iMac and see this sad news from Jim Rooney: Dear Friends, My long-time dear friend and musical partner Bill Keith left us on Thursday, Oct. … Continue reading

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Tex Logan (1927–2015) — Part II

Part I is HERE. It was Tex Logan‘s association with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper that led him to Bill Monroe in 1951, and the recording of his song, now a bluegrass and country standard, “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’.”  Richard Thompson, … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Kim Robins, “40 Years Late”

I’ve been planning to start posting some record reviews and other news, but “The best laid plans. . .” go their own way.  In lieu of those, I’m starting what I hope can be a regular feature, “HA’pennings”: brief notes … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney Has a New Book Out, and Is Coming to HAH to Talk about It!

Old friend Jim Rooney will be coming in this Saturday, 13Sep, to talk about his new autobiography.  He’s bringing a CD full of songs he performed, recorded, produced, published, or which influenced him over his long (continuing) career.  We’ll listen … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney’s Bossmen Back in Print

Back last Fall, our old friend Jim Rooney wrote: Friends, I’m happy to announce that my book Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters is back in circulation, available as a book-on-demand from Amazon and as an e-book on Kindle (Amazon), … Continue reading

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