~~~~~~~~~ "We are here for only a moment, wanderers and sojourners in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace." I Chron. 29:15 NLT


     "Music is the universal language of mankind." ~Longellow--Outre-Mer   

I can't live without music.  From a child on up to adulthood, music is the same to me as breathing.  I performed with my sister (banjo) and her husband (guitar) for 12 years, playing the upright bass and singing vocals, mostly lead and solo, but also harmony.  What fun and a joy that was, singing gospel and playing instrumental bluegrass music together.  Now, I mostly listen.     *Songs our band sang  

*I'll Fly Away and Will The Circle Be Unbroken     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8840iDi2Kg&feature=related          

A young Alison Krauss singing Bury Me Beneath the Willow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaYh-acuZbg&feature=related

My Father's Son: Ricky Skaggs:

Who Will Watch The Homeplace: Laurie Lewis  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDaEjoD0cqM

*Where the Soul Never Dies:  Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs

A Simple Life performed onstage by Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jxvPK8KJm8&feature=related          

*Daniel Prayed:  Patty Loveless & Ricky Skaggs

You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All: Alison Krauss


Now That I Found You:  Alison Krauss

Simple Love:  Alison Krauss (Fred & Louisa's daughter)

High Lonesome Sound (Bill Monroe):  Vince Gill and Alison Krauss


*Why Me, Lord:  Kris Kristofferson  (includes story to why he wrote it)

 Val's Cabin:  Laurie Lewis

Paul & Peter Walked:  Claire Lynch


*River of Jordan:  Ricky Skaggs


*Uncle Pen:  Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys


*I sang the lady's version of Mule Skinner; sung here by Rhonda Vincenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FdlExSv6uc&feature=related

Recently the Dyck Arboretum in Hesston, just 5 miles down the road from us, had a concert with The Roys, a brother and sister up-and-coming international bluegrass band.  What a privilege to listen to their traditional bluegrass (I think they some more progressive stuff too.  Here's a song off You-Tube we enjoyed at the concert:  
Here's a video filmed at a real coal mine with their instruments:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Gi3GczLvE&feature=related

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