Monday, January 25, 2016
Music Monday: The Special Consensus
Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately! If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below.
Every Monday share one or two of songs you've been enjoying lately. It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others. If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).
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"Old New Straitsville Moonshine Run" by The Special Consensus (2012) - The Special Consensus is great bluegrass band that was founded in 1975. The only original member is Greg Cahill on banjo, the other current band personnel have joined more recently - regardless, they're one of those groups that sound just as good, if not better live. This is a blazing tune about moonshine runners out of a village called New Straitsville, Ohio (my home state!) - they name a few other towns in West Virginia and Kentucky that I've also visited. Listen up for awesome mandolin, guitar, and banjo solos! You can listen to the studio album recording of the song here.
"Colleen Malone" by Hot Rize (1990) - Hot Rize is another great bluegrass band that's been around since 1978. Tim O'Brien is one of the best mandolin players out there (and all around fantastic musician) and the band has so many great songs, but "Colleen Malone" is one of my favorites. They are another one of those groups that sound just as good, if not better live. This particular recording was made on September 20, 2014. Just listen to that guitar solo! Here's a video of them at a festival on July 21, 1989 performing the song before it was released on their album, Take It Home, in 1990 - you can hear the studio album recording here.