At the close of each Summer Hoot Music Festival at Ashokan, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Mike Meranda, and Ruthy Ungar play Jay’s heartbreakingly beautiful ballad, Ashokan Farewell.
Jay and Ruthy on fiddle, Molly on guitar, Mike on Banjo.
The end of summer. We’ll miss you, Ashokan.
Thanks to YouTuber FolkAlleydotCom
Monday morning wakes up to the sound of the motorcycle engine in the driveway.
This was the first Ani DiFranco song I ever heard, and it’s still my favorite. Great guitar playing and singing.
Thanks to YouTuber GoodMusicOnEarth
Monday morning’s melody is Mason Williams’s wonderful guitar piece, Classical Gas.
This is a truly beautiful live version, with Mason Williams on guitar and Deborah Henson-Conant on electric harp. The two together are just stunning.
Thanks to YouTuber Billy Smith
Phil Ochs once wrote that in such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty.
In a world gone crazy, there’s at least this one true Monday thing:
“All the Things You Are”
Guitar: Django Reinhardt
Violin: Stephane Grapelli
So it’s the summer of 1960 something, before the Beatles, and you have an electric guitar because you got it for your birthday or you worked in Ernie’s candy store all year after school in order to buy it, and the band you begged together with your two high school drum and bass-playing friends gets hired to do the Sweet Sixteen of one of your classmates, and as the evening wears on it’s time to prove you’re serious badass musicians, no more of that Everly Brothers crap, so what do you play? Only one thing, obviously.
Walk Don’t Run.
The Ventures are instrumental in starting off this Monday with a kick. Click on the video to play.
Thanks to YouTuber MusicMike’s “Flashback Favorites”