12 February 2013

Doyle Lawson - a video tribute

A treat for admirers of one of the giants of bluegrass today, and especially for those who have seen him perform in Ireland: there's a video tribute to Doyle Lawson on YouTube, made to commemorate his induction in 2012 into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Since this was made, he has become Mandolin Player of the Year at the recent SPBGMA Awards, and is celebrating fifty years as a professional musician. The video, which is on the Mountain Home Music YouTube channel, shows still photos and brief film clips from throughout his career. We could wish to see and hear more from his time with Jimmy Martin, and more of his recent reunions with Paul Williams and J.D. Crowe; but you can't have everything in just under fourteen minutes.

Update 13 Feb.: as a special treat for St Valentine's day, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have put a version of 'Love me tender' on their website; 'Elvis would love it!', they say.

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