Friday, July 14, 2006

Short one with Uncle Duster

As it turned out I didn't catch much of Hot Buttered Rum, but I did see a lot of The Infamous Stringdusters. Another very appealing band of young men playing traditional music. They sound as good doing straight-ahead Bill Monroe as anybody, and they bring a lot of original touches as well.

They brought out Uncle Earl as special guests for a nice boy-band-meets-girl-band version of Under the Weeping Willow Tree. The two bands have toured together a lot and there was a lot of joking about whether the combination would be called Uncle Duster or String of Earls.

Actually the Earls are up again on the main stage but I'm going around back for Danny Barnes's workshop on the Masters stage. Later.

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