old crow fans Forum Index
Author Message

<  Off Topic  ~  Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus

TAlderson
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:08 am Reply with quote
Raisin' a Ruckus Joined: 08 Aug 2008 Posts: 123 Location: Durham, NC
Surprised these guys haven't been mentioned much on these forums. Went to a show of theirs last night and ended up singing and playing in a session with them until 5am, which made its way from cajun to old-time to Irish trad. Amazing musicians and great guys to talk to. Baugus is from NC and has a lot of connections to the "old guard" of old-timey guys like Doc Watson, Tommy Jarrell, and Fred Cockerham. Powell's from Ohio but has roots in Kentucky, and he can play a pretty mean accordion (I guess he has to, his ex-wife is Dewey Balfa's daughter).

Here are some links to their stuff, although it's sort of hard to find decent youtube videos of them together:

Baugus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eythDvRO8cM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLi5waxPBMk

Powell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MAMu3LHIYA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXZealSQFOQ

Together:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWF0Yc2MLPc (old clip)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4YwBf3tUds

Aoife O'Donovan (formerly of Crooked Still) was the opener:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G4aVoODPIE

Anyway, if you haven't heard much from them, check them out.

-Tyler
View user's profile Send private message
GumboStu
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:26 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
Nice stuff there, TA. This is the one I keep coming back to.
Fabulous feel here ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFpU3zslpHw
I wish my baby was born.

Baugus lived in the same county as Fred and Tommy and used to hang out at their house, according to the documentary about Tommy posted by the AlanLomaxArchive on youtube.

_________________
Walkin' the line between faith and fear.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
TAlderson
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:27 pm Reply with quote
Raisin' a Ruckus Joined: 08 Aug 2008 Posts: 123 Location: Durham, NC
Baugus was actually saying that they recorded a new version of that song, which will be on Eriksen's new album. Apparently, they spent most of the time they should have been practicing for the recordings writing new verses to that song and fooling around with it. Excited to hear what came of it...

-Tyler
View user's profile Send private message
Kitty
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:05 am Reply with quote
*Mrs. Kitty* Joined: 23 Oct 2006 Posts: 2344 Location: Durham, NC
I have seen Riley Baugus quite a bit... often at MerleFest. He is one of those guys that just appears sometimes on stage there with various folks . . . and often in the dance tent or the pickin' meadow. He will just sit there and play with folks from all over... and he is so kind and encouraging I often wonder if the folks that sit in on jams with him know who is is. I have also seen him here in Durham at some free concerts.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
BanjoAndy
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Tearin' it Down Joined: 24 Oct 2005 Posts: 194 Location: Clifton Park NY
Dirk Powell is amazing. He's an excellent fiddle/banjo/accordian/bass player. You can hear is bass playing on some of Tim O'Brien's stuff from a few years back. Also highly recommend his album Time Again. Great old timey stuff.

_________________
www.myspace.com/banjoandy
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Display posts from previous:  

All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Post new topic

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum