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songs of a coal miner’s son 11

December 31, 2013

songs of a coal miner’s son 11

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              A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS     

 

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

 

episode eleven . . .

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Oh-14! everybody! . . .

 

 WE’RE BACK!

 

Had a hiatus, or whatever—sounds like something you wear on your head at a racetrack in Florida!

 

ALL BECAUSE THE DAMN COMPUTER UP’D & DIED! . . .

 

Thank God for Rod MacDow—sent it out to him by UPS, out to Oregon and it came back to me, by UPS, here in the Berkshires—fixed!

 

I knew he was good for somethin’!

 

So—we’ve only been gone for three months or so—but now WE’RE BACK!

 

So without further furtherin’ around here—let’s get goin’ on a jump-start on the New Year, Oh-14!, and let’s make it a good one—full of song and story, words and pictures, melodies and harmonies, and thrills, chills, spills and trills!

 

Because it’s gonna be tough to top last year –wrote a ton of new songs, and also –finished my novel!—just before Christmas!

The mention of which brings us to our pictures of The Dossers’ Christmas Party

 

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at The Old Forge in Lanesboro on the 17th when we had a rousing good time with our friends from the Dead Owl Society!

 

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 L to R__Rick Marquis, banjo & vocals, Christy-on-the-Box, plus vocals, and Bill Morrison, 6-string & vocals__the DOSSERS! 

Now, for Xmas tunes, of which we did plenty, you’ll have to wait till next holly-jolly season—it comes once a year—think you can wait? 

But we did do some of our usual rip-it-up Irish material for the good people of the Dead Owl Society, so here goes with

 

 

 

Two reels in G__St Ann’s Reel plus Maire’s Wedding!

That’s us!  The Dossers, Bill Morrison on 6-string, Gene Christy on Roland all-digital squeeze-box, and Ricky Marquis, on banjo! 

 

And now for a special treat—Jack Waldheim, live at Portsmitt’s, back in October!

 

Check it out!

 

 

WHEN DOVES CRY performed by Jack Waldheim, on vocal, guitar, drums and looping machine, recorded live at Portsmitt’s, back in October–WORDS & MUSIC by Prince 

 

 

If you’ve never heard of “looping”—now you’ve heard the real thing, live, from the master of looping himself—the Berkshires’ own Jack Waldheim.

 

SINGER-SONGWRITER ACE BLUES GUITARIST JACK WALDHEIM

SINGER-SONGWRITER ACE BLUES GUITARIST JACK WALDHEIM 

 

Moving right along, next up we have none other than old friend Cam Collins CAM COLLINS on a night in October at O’Loughlin’s, on the Merrill Road in Pittsfield, capital of the Berkshires, USA! Home of Herman Melville__Birthplace of MOBY DICK!

 

 

Old flavor-ite, GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY___in a haunting, stripped-down rendition by Cam Collins, guitar and vocal

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING THIS YEAR__2014!

 

          We will have plenty of new, original Gene Christy tunes, recorded here at Christy Studios, some from last year and yet-to-be-recorded, some yet-to-be-written, on the road to 99 good tunes—

 

 

as well as featured guests such as Norm Shaffer, Erin and Duffy, Jack Waldheim, Dublin Porter, Deja Vu, Patrick Brady, Bobby Sweet and many others!

 

So stay tuned, once a week, same time, same station—

 

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And HAPPY NEW YEAR!    to all  !!

 

Let’s make it in 2014! 

We’d like to take you out now with a rousing chorus of the best of all New Year’s songs, WORDS & MUSIC by good friend Kevin McKrell, performed by THE DOSSERS! with Good-Lookin’ Ricky Marquis on the lead vocal, and it’s called — what else?–

ALL OF THE HARD DAYS ARE GONE!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY! Chris 7 mos Aug 1947

From → Berkshires, COAL, MUSIC

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