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Dry And Dusty live at the Portland Oldtime Music…

I have discovered Dry and Dusty in the youtube channel Mark’s Memories and I have listened to the show they played at the Portland Oldtime Music Gathering now for several times.

Description from the Dry and Dusty facebook page

Dry and Dusty is an old-time sister duo from Bellingham and sometimes Spokane, Washington. The band is made up of Ruthie and Sally Jablonsky, who grew up playing music with their parents, hiking around in the desert singing cowboy songs, and learning the old tunes from their extended family at festivals and camps.

Dry and Dusty are playing and singing a great program of songs and instrumentals, with great harmony singing, a variety of instrumental combinations and humorous dialogs between the songs. If you like oldtime music you should watch the complete playlist.

Big Truck Driving Man is one of the great songs with mandolin and guitar accompaniment:

08 Dry And Dusty 2014-01-18 Big Truck Driving Man

Sally does also play the banjo in clawhammer style – a great example is the last song of the show:

14 Dry And Dusty 2014-01-18 Morning Bell

Playlist – Dry And Dusty live at the Portland Oldtime Music Gathering in Portland, Oregon on 1/18/2014.

Dry And Dusty live at the Portland Oldtime Music Gathering in Portland, Oregon on 1/18/2014 performing Sal, Would You Marry Me.

Sally Jablonsky: guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals
Ruthie Jablonsky: guitar, fiddle and vocals

Support the artists by seeing them live and buying their official merchandise.
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/dryanddusty http://www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering/

Set list: Sal, Would You Marry Me / Weary Blues / Chadwell’s Station / Katie Dear / Paradise / Old Granny Blair / Mean Mama / Big Truck Driving Man / Instrumental / The Dying Californian / Glitter / Jenny Baker / Maybe Someday / Morning Bell

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Chris Thile live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in…

Chris Thile has played a solo concert in Portland, Oregon last year. The complete concert is available as a youtube playlist in the youtube channel of Mark’s Memories

Chris Thile is an exceptional mandolin player, singer and performer. In his program he mixes solo sonatas and partitas by J. S. Bach including the complete Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002  with songs about the Civil War, with Too Many Notes or Fast As You Can.

I can heavily recommend this concert to everybody!

Playlist Chris Thile live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland

Chris Thile live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon on 10/2/2013. Here he performs a medley of 4 songs.

Support Chris Thile by seeing him live and buying his official merchandise including his new record Bach: Sonatas and Partitas Vol. 1.
Visit: http://www.punchbrothers.com/

Chris Thile live at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon on 10/2/2013.


  • Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio
  • Broadminded
  • The Blind Leaving the Blind: 3rd Movement Part Two
  • Rabbit In A Log
  • Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: II. Fuga: Allegro into
  • Stay Away
  • Fast as you Can
  • Richmond Is A Hard Road To Travel
  • complete suite of Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B minor.Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: I. Allemanda
    Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: II. Double
    Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: III. Corrente
    Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: IV. Double: Presto
    Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: V. Sarabande
    Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VI. Double
    Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VII. Tempo di Borea
    Partita No. 1 In B Minor, Bwv 1002: VIII. Double
  • Set Me Up With One Of Your Friends
  • Daughter of Eve
  • Here and heaven
  • Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: IV. Presto.
  • Too Many Notes

Find more great playlists in the youtube channel Mark’s Memories


Joy Kills Sorrow – Deadly Gentlemen – Sarah Jarosz…

Some of my favorite bands have played on the Mountain Stage recently – here are the links to the concerts that are available on the NPR website. You can also listen to the concerts and download the mp3 on the Mountain Stage site.

Joy Kills Sorrow On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass band draws influence from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock in its innovative arrangements. Here, the group covers The Postal Service’s electro-pop classic “Such Great Heights” with a mastery that makes it sound as if the song belonged to Joy Kills Sorrow all along.


Joy Kills Sorrow – Such Great Heights – OFFICIAL VIDEO

Sarah Jarosz On Mountain Stage

Widely regarded as one of the most exciting performers in roots music, Jarosz continues to embrace her bluegrass background while incorporating influences from pop, folk and indie rock. Hear the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist perform songs from her latest record, Build Me Up From Bones.


Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones,” Live On Soundcheck

The Deadly Gentlemen On Mountain Stage

The five virtuoso musicians came together to form an unconventional string band with influences from the worlds of pop, rock and spoken word. Hear the group perform songs from its latest album, Roll Me, Tumble Me, recorded live in Tennessee.


The Deadly Gentlemen “Roll Me, Tumble Me”

Check also the following two bluegrass bands on Mountain Stage: Steep Canyon Rangers and The Greencards

Steep Canyon Rangers On Mountain Stage

Based in North Carolina, the band has a solid foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time music, while constantly folding in influences from country, pop and folk. Hear the boundary-pushing group perform songs from its new album, Tell the Ones I Love.

The Greencards On Mountain Stage

The Australian bluegrass band kicks off a high-energy set with “Make It Out West,” which the group says was inspired by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Hear The Greencards perform new songs, as well as material from 2011’s fan-funded release, The Brick Album.

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Avi Avital plays his Carnegie Hall Debut – New…

Avi Avital will play his first concert in the Carnegie Hall in New York on January 17. The Carnegie Hall team has produced a set of Videos with Avi Avital to follow his preparations for his debut recital in the Carnegie Hall.

In those videos you can follow Avi to the Metropolitan Museum where he is shown some interesting mandolins including the beautiful mandolin by Angelo Manello and a set of Gibson Mandolins. You can also hear about his habit of making fotos of his audience and post the pictures to twitter or facebook with the tag #viewfromstage. And you can see where Avi will play his debut recital.

Meet Avi – Avi Avital: The Carnegie Hall Debut (Playlist)

January 17 is also the release date for the new album by Avi Avital Between Worlds. I could alredy get the album whe I met Avi in reiburg where he played a concert together with the frame drum player Murat Coskun who lives here. The concert was titled “Framedrum meets mandolin”.

This new album is a great compilation of classical music with folk influences. This is the official album trailer by Deutsche Grammophon:

Avi Avital: “Between Worlds” album trailer

Avi Avital performs Bulgarian folk tune – Bucimis

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Avia Avital on the Website of the Carnegie Hall

Website Avi Avital

Avi Avital – Between Worlds (Deutsche Grammophon)

youtube channel Avi Avital

Avia Avital: Der Mandolin-Gott aus Israel (and some more videos from this show with accordeon player Martynas and Avi Avital – the talks are mainly in English, with some German)