Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Vassar Clements- Fast Travelin'

Out of sight.

Hillbilly jazz. The phrase is a decent two-word approximation of my musical sensibility. It's also the title of one of my favorite albums. The project was spearheaded by the late Vassar Clements, one of America's great fiddlers. Prior to Hillbilly Jazz and his heralded work with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Will the Circle Be Unbroken and with Jerry Garcia in Old and In the Way, Clements recorded a string of fiddle tunes and waltzes. "Fast Travelin'" is 59 seconds of delightful flash.


Riverrock's heyday was before my time but the Kansas City-area country-rock band has reunited.

Duane Jarvis died today. He was a really nice guy.

Kansas City Click: The New Vintage Big Band plays tonight at B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ.


bgo said...

I had a vinyl copy of Hillbilly Jazz years ago and played it often.
Some people back then I knew just could not accept the term nor the concept. Pity on them.

Happy In Bag said...

Amen, BGO.