Beautifully stated - I agree completely with how you explain your experience.  
The Wintergrass festival is indoors (Hyatt hotel) and the sound system is 
fabulous.  Sarah is an exception for me in how she translates live to 
recording, but many of the recordings don't do true justice to the 
multi-dimensional, multi-layered aspects of the bands and sounds that come 
across in person.  I kind of gave up.

Mandolin isn't my favorite instrument - but having said that, I heard some 
amazing solos this year on mandolin and banjo and my favorite, which is the 
guitar.  Not sure where you live, but if you're ever in Seattle in February - 
check this festival out.  It will give you chills down your spine.  Smile.



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> From: rod_sterling108 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
>To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
>Sent: Friday, March 8, 2013 10:09 AM
>Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Sarah Jarosz - Annabelle Lee
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>--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Emily Reyn <emilymae.reyn@...> wrote:
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>> Thanks for posting these.  She has a sweet voice.  
>> 
>> With traditional bluegrass (the faster stuff), for me anyway, I have trouble 
>> listening to most of it 
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>When Curtis said  "I just don't connect with it when it gets too hyper." I 
>nodded my head in agreement. But perhaps people experience differently where 
>the line of hyper appears. And it may change over time -- I think that has 
>happened to me, the more I have listened to bluegrass (and its an off and on 
>thing with me), the more what I think I would have in earlier days called 
>hyper and "noise" became flowing, lively and viscerally intelligible. 
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>I find speakers too can make a huge difference. Blue grass, as is most music, 
>is three dimensional, yet many speakers transform it into what to me sounds 
>like two dimensions (or less). I started listening to Alison Krauss in the mid 
>90's and loved her, but after I bought my first semi grown-up speakers, her 
>music just glowed and shone, became more alive, fuller, richer, much truer to 
>live (and sometimes better depending on the venue and where you are sitting.) 
>I find decent studio type headphones can be similar -- and are much less 
>expensive. 
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>>any way but live. Not sure what it is - too fast, overall sound is too 
>>high-pitched for me, fiddles come across as squeaky sometimes - I can't relax 
>>into it. But, live, the whole experience changes
>- the little stories, the acknowledgement and celebration of individual 
>talents within the bands, the humor, the positive energy - I get in the zone 
>
>I think there is a yoga of music, especially a yoga of bluegrass. I love the 
>mandolin -- to me its the lead guitar of bluegrass and roots music. Its sound 
>literally appears to open up energy all through out my body - akin to nadis 
>and marma points. Its like it makes hundreds of points begin to shine and 
>sparkle. And the fiddle is like energy flowing fast through these freshly 
>opened points. With certain bluegrass artists and songs I feel so lit up at 
>the end, chills up and down my spine, goosebumps. 
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>>and what sounds really fast on a CD all of a sudden is just part of one long 
>>smooth jam, of sorts.  It's pretty cool.  This year, I also saw Peter 
>>Rowan, California and Seldom Scene (from DC area) - some older dudes - so 
>>funny and so talented and such great entertainers.  
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>> >________________________________
>> > From: rod_sterling108 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
>> >To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
>> >Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 2:15 PM
>> >Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Sarah Jarosz - Annabelle Lee
>> > 
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>> >  
>> >I came across Sarah several months ago when I was looking up some stuff on 
>> >Sierra Hull, another excellent young mandolin player. I like both a lot. 
>> >Here is link to video of them performing together.
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>> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6BLSVlweIc
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>> >Plus some other Sierra stuff if you are are not familiar with her (much of 
>> >which she has written) Some sounds like some of Alison Krauss' earlier 
>> >stuff.
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>> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHa_0sd5qhI
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>> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKhZJeXR_y8
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>> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om4eMBLC_zs
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>> >Here is one of her crossover pieces.
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>> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY_Lfm75P2c
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>> >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" 
>> ><curtisdeltablues@> wrote:
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>> >> With an 8 string archtop guitar no less!  Total badass.  Sometimes her 
>> >> voice reminds me of the singer in Everything But the Girl,Tracey Thorn, 
>> >> remember them?
>> >> 
>> >> I could listen to a whole CD of her, I'm checking her out on Amazon.
>> >> 
>> >> Thanks.
>> >> 
>> >> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Emily Reyn <emilymae.reyn@> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > Curtis - I was thinking of you when I sent this.  Saw her at 
>> >> > Wintergrass this year.  Check this out...Allison Krauss, Jerry 
>> >> > Douglas, and Sarah  - mentoring the new generation:
>> >> > 
>> >> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHcYiOsO3a4
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>> >> > 
>> >> > I like this one too - great lyrics and guitar
>> >> > 
>> >> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdM89_88cdM
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>> >> > >________________________________
>> >> > > From: curtisdeltablues <curtisdeltablues@>
>> >> > >To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
>> >> > >Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:40 AM
>> >> > >Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Sarah Jarosz - Annabelle Lee
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>> >> > >  
>> >> > >Wow nice one Emily!  I had never heard of her before, but just did as 
>> >> > >little Youtube tour and I like everything she does.  I especially like 
>> >> > >her old time clawhammer style banjo playing.  And I think I figured 
>> >> > >out that the kind of bluesgrass I like could be called laconic 
>> >> > >bluegrass.  I just don't connect with it when it gets too hyper.  But 
>> >> > >her voice is so charming.  Thanks for turning me on to her.
>> >> > >
>> >> > >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Emily Reyn <emilymae.reyn@> 
>> >> > >wrote:
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