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From left, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson of the Band in Woodstock, N.Y.


Levon Helm, the Pride of Turkey Scratch Arkansas.

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TheGuitarFairy

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Great "Band"! I think Robbie Robertson is the only original member still with us.
Bite your tongue! ; ) Garth is still with us fortunately.

There's no overestimating the importance of The Band if you're a music lover. Besides their collective and individual output, they were an inflection point for "popular" music: there's what pop music sounded like before The Band .. and after.

This is ridiculous ... these guys could write, sing and play like crazy.

 
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Bite your tongue! ; ) Garth is still with us fortunately.

There's no overestimating the importance of The Band if you're a music lover. Besides their collective and individual output, they were an inflection point for "popular" music: there's what pop music sounded like before The Band .. and after.

This is ridiculous ... these guys could write, sing and play like crazy.

Whoops:eek:. Agree entirely.
 

Rmccamey

I'll Lock Up
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A faculty advisor told me once, “It’s time, talent & drive that separate the men from the boys.” I add destiny to that. Talent alone doesn’t make it free. It still takes time & a lot of drive to reach what’s destined.

My, motto is time, talent and opportunity. All the talent in the world does not go far without the opportunity to perform. In other words, give people a chance, they will surprise you more often than you think.
 
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Did you notice the way it’s strung?
Blows my mind. Of course I'm just a simple fellow who struggles playing a C chord right handed on a right handed instrument strung for a right hand player. To see one played left handed, upside down ain't right. Jimi did it, along with a few others. I know a singer songwriter in B'ham that does it.
 

TheGuitarFairy

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Blows my mind. Of course I'm just a simple fellow who struggles playing a C chord right handed on a right handed instrument strung for a right hand player. To see one played left handed, upside down ain't right. Jimi did it, along with a few others. I know a singer songwriter in B'ham that does it.

Albert was a total monster and one of those players where you hear one note and know immediately it's him. Jimi didn't play "upside down" he was simply a lefty. I bet he could to a certain degree as lefty's get handed righty guitars strung normally all the time so they learn to deal ha.

We're super lucky to have Jef Lockhart in the area. He's a legend, a monster player, super sweet guy and plays upside down.

 
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