Tonight don’t miss the Henhouse Prowlers Live at the Troy Elks Lodge 11pm. They remind me a band from Columbus a while ago… well except that the fiddle player will agree to wear a tie like the rest of the band. This looks like the good stuff.
Young folks writing and performing new original traditional sounding Bluegrass. There was a time when it seemed like bands like these were popping up all over the place, and we were one of them. But now, the furry has died down a bit and I’m realizing just how rare the suit wearing, died in the wool, one microphone working, traditionalists are.
They even have the chicken thing working…
The Mandolin Cafe classifieds show a beautiful and rare 1907 K-1 Mandocello for sale. Talk about drool worthy. Good honest play wear, nice original finish. Details from the ad are below. Oh yeah in case you were wondering, it was made in Kalamazoo Michigan, not a third world country.
Arched spruce top
Pumpkin color top
Dark stained birch back and sides
2-piece neck with dark center strip
24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
White-bound top and fretboard
“The Gibson” pearl inlay in headstock (has been redone)
Neck has been reset
14-1/8″ body width
3″ body depth
1-5/8″ nut width
Oval white label with Orville Gibson’s face and a lyre reads “Gibson Mandolin Guitar Mfg. Co. / Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A”