09 September 2014

Quote of the month

I'm hiring you to help me sound good and, by that, I mean no upstaging and no overly flashy licks. Keep it basic and try to play backup fills that fit what I'm singing. Do that, and I will do all I can to sell you to the public when it's your turn to move in front of the mic.

Advice given (Aug. 1954) by Mac Wiseman to his new banjo player, Don Bryant, as quoted in Don Bryant's article on Mac Wiseman in the Sept. 2014 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited. Some of us could still profit from that advice...



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