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Track One: Proto-grass and Encinitas

The following is the first of eleven tracks on an annotated mix-tape exploring the Bluegrass Scene of my home, San Diego County. Click the link then read along. “Yes Sir” -Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies (1936) A few years ago, I stumbled across a fascinating photo while perusing the photos of the City of … Continue reading Track One: Proto-grass and Encinitas

SD Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape

The following presentation is an overview of the upcoming Annotated Mix-Tape that I have been working on as part of my final project. I am proud to present: San Diego Bluegrass Enjoy! Track One: Proto-Grass and Encinitas “Yes Sir” -Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies (1936) Who were The Encinitas Ranch Hands? What did they … Continue reading SD Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape

Bluegrass Presentation

“Mule Skinner Blues” –Bill Monroe (1930) What instruments are used? Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo How does the sound compare to traditional bluegrass? Very traditional vocals, and playing styles How was the popularity of the song? How successful was it? Performed on the WMV Has been covered a few times (i.e. Dolly Parton) “What a … Continue reading Bluegrass Presentation

Coming Soon! San Diego Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape

Coming Soon! San Diego Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape   Soon, Soon… As the semester draws to a close, so too must this blog… But my adventures in Bluegrass are just beginning! No longer will this space serve as a catalog of my thoughts and experiences in the first ever “Bluegrass: Appalachian Roots and Influences” class to run … Continue reading Coming Soon! San Diego Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape

Coming Soon! San Diego Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape

Coming Soon! San Diego Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape   Soon, Soon… As the semester draws to a close, so too must this blog… But my adventures in Bluegrass are just beginning! No longer will this space serve as a catalog of my thoughts and experiences in the first ever “Bluegrass: Appalachian Roots and Influences” class to run … Continue reading Coming Soon! San Diego Bluegrass: The Annotated Mix-Tape

Soundscapes

Last week, I attended a workshop that asked me to listen and watch my surroundings carefully, to heighten my senses and notice how sound shapes my world. On top of our soundscape class activity, this workshop was the second opportunity I had last week to break from my everyday perspective and take a minute to focus on what … Continue reading Soundscapes

The Dept. of Religion and Culture’s Undergraduate Research Day

(Sam Winter, Paul Wotring, Chris Youngs, Molly Hilt, and our fearless leader, Jordan Laney)   This weekend, four students from our class had the privilege of presenting our research at the Virginia Tech’s Department of Religion and Culture Undergraduate Research Day! With food, speakers, and excellent presentations all around (check out the lineup below), the event … Continue reading The Dept. of Religion and Culture’s Undergraduate Research Day