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|Frank Wakefield ( 1973 ) Bob Black ( 1976 ) 9|
( Bluegrass Boys 1975).
after a gig with the 49er cheerleaders.
USO Performances ( 1992 )
1 from the above recording sessions
* -> Photos 2 from the above recording sessions
* -> Photos 3 from the Freight & Salvage Show
* -> Photos 4 Out Front at the Freight Show
|Mandolin legend Frank Wakefield, Bluegrass
Boy Bob Black, Jim Moss,
Bill Amatnick and Paul Squyres appeared at the Freight & Salvage in
Berkeley, California on November 18. During the course of the show
David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Peter Rowan
both joined the band.Frank and Bob where in town to record JimMoss's
third Bluegrass fiddle album along with Bob Black's second banjo album,
both of which included Paul Squyres and Jeff Smith. There were many
photographs take at this event and we are negotiating for the
right to display them here at this web site.
|Bob Black played and recorded with Bill
Monroe in the mid 1970's.
Bob is known for his melodic "fiddle tune" style of banjo playing
that has made him a key asset on fiddle albums. He has appeared
on many of the later Kenny Baker albums such as "Kenny Baker Plays
Bill Monroe", "Frost on The Pumpkin", "Grassy Fiddle Blues",
"Dry & Dusty" and "Highlights" along with his own album "Ladies on
the Steamboat" and Jim Moss's two fiddle albums "Tanyards" and
"Through the Windshield" (review in the BU February 1986 issue).
In addition to playing for Bill Monroe, Bob has played with the
White Family, The Sullivan Family, and currently plays with
Rhonda Vincent. This will be the first time that Bob Black has
appeared at the Freight & Salvage.
|Frank... well, who hasn't heard of Frank
Wakefield or more formally
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wakefield". He is a crazy and amazing
mandolin player who will be escaping from up state New York to
participate in Jim's album project. As you know, Frank played and
recorded with Red Allen in the 50's and 60's, Jimmy Martin & the
Sunny Mountain Boys, his own band "The Good Ole Boys",
"The Greenbriar Boys" and again with Red Allen in the band
"Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and the Kentuckians" who appeared on
the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree. It was with the Kentuckians, that Frank
appeared at Carnegie Hall in September of 1963. Frank has recorded
with Jerry Garcia on the 1978 Bluegrass album "Pistol Packn' Momma".
And if this was not enough, Frank made guest appearances with
Leonard Bernstein and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra in 1967.
|Frank Wakefield has just released a new
and very powerful solo
album called "That Was Now / This Is Then!" which has been
receiving rave reviews everywhere. Frank is an unbelievable
mandolin virtuoso who will blow you away with his playing. Those
who have seen Frank at the Freight & Salvage over the years will
remember that unforgettable "Back Talkwards" banter. He has
just been honored as a "Living Legend" which he pronounces
"a Dead Legend" by the IBMA.
|Jim Moss first met Frank when he played
in High Country (1976 to 1982)
and became Frank's backup band for a time in 1979. Jim has had several
bands since that time, first "Bluegrass One", and now "Jim Moss & the
Hillbilly Mystics". Over the last 10 years Jim has spent much of his
time playing electric and acoustic Country Western Swing and 40's Jazz
Swing in addition to traditional Bluegrass.
who will play guitar on the album, has played and
recorded both with Jim Moss since 1982 and more recently with his
own bands. Paul is a great talent playing guitar, bass, mandolin
and fiddle. Paul also excels in vocals singing bass, lead and
baritone. Paul has composed many great Bluegrass songs such
as "Hangman's Blues".
by Jim Peva
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