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May 21 2011

The Guilty Pleasures

I just wanted to let everyone know who the Guilty Pleasures are. They are the group of wonderful musicians who will be joining me this Saturday Night, May 28, at the Irish Cultural Centre. It’s located in Calgary at 6452 – 35 Avenue NW. The concert is put on by the Foothill Bluegrass Music Society .

The Guilty Pleasures are;

Byron Myhre on Fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Will White on guitar and banjo and Keith Burgess on bass. That’s Byron on the fiddle and Will on the banjo in the picture, back stage at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, warming up to open for the banjo legend, Earl Scruggs.

Here is one of my oldest musical friends, Keith Burgess on his funky upright electric bass.

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May 5 2011

Don’t you hate it when that one thing you are desperate for is just out of reach.

Some people find cash stuffed in the walls when they rip off the lath and plaster. Others find a jewellery stash. We found this photo behind a cupboard in the kitchen of our new/old house that we are renovating. It’s almost better than stumbling on 3 feet of hundred dollar bills sealed in a wall. Almost.

All I was trying to do was scrape some gum off the wall.
All I was trying to do was scrape some gum off the wall.

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Apr 29 2011

May 28 2011 Afternoon Craig Korth Banjo Master Class & Workshop and Evening Concert – Craig Korth & The Guilty Pleasures

Hiya. Here’s some info about the upcoming Banjo Master Class & Workshop and Concert – Craig Korth & the Guilty Pleasures that I will be giving at the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society in Calgary. You can register through their website.

My lovely wife Julie made this cool poster.

Here are some of the topics I’ll be presenting;

Bluegrass banjo; It’s not just for the lonely any more.

Approaching Back-up without getting your back up.

Speed up learning with the Amazing Slow Downer.
Roll away your blues.
Cool chords and hot licks.

Swing into Summer with a swing tune.

Double your pleasure…

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Apr 14 2011

Eileen Blues

Yesterday I was literally digging through a pile of old boxes looking for something and I found a cassette tape I thought was long ago lost. It is a recording of my old friend Ronnie Hayward and me in my garage/shop/studio at our old house.

We recorded a version of his song Eileen Blues, which I obviously had no idea what the real title spelling was. He brought over a small Sony reel to reel tape recorder that he got in a pawn shop for $10, his 1930’s Kay upright bass and a Rock and Roll attitude. I had an office attached to my shop where I built guitars and repaired them. We recorded the song in the office and ran a cord out to the garage where the amplifier was and put a microphone in front of it.

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