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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:44 PM

Alternative Bluegrass? Or is she just a badass picker with an opinion

On how her songs should sound?

I love deep in the hollers and up on the hill tops BLUEGRASS - You guys know it's true. Hell, it's an identifying feature FFS.

But I can't find anything to bitch bout with this lady. Play it how ya want player... Mean Mary

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Reply Alternative Bluegrass? Or is she just a badass picker with an opinion (Original post)
The Polack MSgt Thursday OP
The Polack MSgt Thursday #1
customerserviceguy Thursday #2
Ferrets are Cool Thursday #3
Name removed Thursday #4
GemDigger Thursday #5
neohippie Friday #6
The Polack MSgt Friday #7
GeoWilliam750 Saturday #8
GeoWilliam750 Saturday #9
The Polack MSgt Saturday #10
JayhawkSD Saturday #11
The Polack MSgt Monday #16
argyl Sunday #12
Liberty Belle Sunday #13
Beartracks Monday #17
ProfessorGAC Sunday #14
Gumboot Sunday #15
denbot Monday #18

Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:52 PM

1. I mean, c'mon

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:08 PM

2. What a fabulous entertainer!

Thank you for posting this, she mesmerized me. And the video was quite compelling.

The way she picked that banjo near the end was amazing. If you see my post, please let the video play to the end, you won't regret it.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:09 PM

3. She is very talented

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:58 PM

5. Yes. All of that.

I like this woman and after her video yesterday I spent a while on youtube with her.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:44 AM

6. Her voice reminds me of Michelle Shocked

Love this thanks for posting

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Response to neohippie (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:18 PM

7. That's a very good comaparison

I hadn't thought of Michelle Shocked in ages, but they do favor

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:11 AM

8. Excellent! Thank you very much for posting

Will have to check her performance schedule.

And back at you....

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:20 AM

9. And

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:31 AM

10. She's a delight

I never heard of her until about six or seven weeks ago.

But I am for sure a fan now

ETA - Steve Martin has become a legit Bluegrass Picker as well. In the 70s I used to dismiss him as a Shakey's Pizza banjo guy - That isn't the case now

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:22 AM

11. Nice.

Not sure I get the "alternative" reference. Sounds like bluegrass to me. Very nice bluegrass.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 12:34 PM

16. She does straight bluegrass on many of her videos

But there are a number of her songs that are clearly not "REAL BLUEGRASS" to the purists of the world - and traditional music purists are the PURIST of all the purists.

I had heard the phrase alternative bluegrass and New Grass tossed around about artists such as her, Billy Strings and others.

a song like Big Red Barn is straight Bluegrass, but this song is not and some songs like "The Sparrow and the Hawk" sound like chamber music...

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 06:00 AM

12. She is excellent. And available on Amazon also.

And I'm now a fan. Thanks for the post. Id never even heard of her but I'm listening to her now.

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 01:17 PM

13. Terrific. Her voice reminds me a bit of Vicki Lawrence

in Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 11:27 PM

17. Wow, you're right!

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:28 PM

14. Yeah, OK

First, any good guitar player could do that banjo thing. It's tuned to be simple
Second, you over read any statement.
Pretty pedestrian

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 06:59 PM

15. Wow, this is really good!

I'm not a fan of this kinda stuff usually, but I've been tapping my feet and whoopin' & hollerin' to this all day.

I've got to check out Mean Mary's other songs now, so many thanks for posting!


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Response to The Polack MSgt (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 11:34 PM

18. Badass pick'in

But donít know about hollers as it looks like this was shot at least partially at Vasquez Rocks, just north of Los Angeles.

Itís where Captain Kirk fought the Gorn, and a million other movies and tv shows were filmed.

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