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SWING!! (with Michael Stevens content)

clemduolian

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Last night, Lone Star Swing played at Texas State in San Marcos, TX, with some very special guests...4 surviving members of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and Cindy Cashdollar (steel guitar) and Floyd Domino (keyboards).

From left to right--Herb Remington (pedal steel God...the original Remington Steel), Cindy Cashdollar (Fender Steel), Paul Glasse(electric mandolin playing a Michael Stevens "Paul Glasse" signature 5 string), Rick McRae (elec. guitar playing a Stevens LJ), Johnny Gimble (legendary fiddle and electric mandolin player). Not visible but on stage are Johnny Cuviello--94 years young, the original "Texas Drummer Boy" playing drums and Louise Rowe, slapping the upright bass (Louise is the only woman instrumentalist to ever play with the Texas Playboys). All of the "Playboys" are over 80 years old and can still throw down!! (NOTE: The rest of Lone Star Swing is Terry Hale, bass; Wes Star, drums; Billy Curtis, fiddle and sax; and Gary Hartman (guitar).

Great night of music and it was free!
 

matte

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cindy was a local when i lived in the (wood)stock. brilliant musician and uber cool human.
 

clemduolian

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Indeed. Her solos were brilliant and watching her and Herb was very special. The mutual admiration was palpable and their "musical sense(s) of humor" amply displayed. They played "Remington's Ride" and just soared.

Plus, Cindy is such a greater comper and supporter of every other player on the stage. I'm lucky that she lives in Austin and I get lots of opportunities to see, hear and marvel.
 

clemduolian

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Rick was the real eye opener of the night for me. He is a regular in George Strait's band and a monster player. The Stevens LJ sounded SO fat and lush, played clean through a Peavey with a 15".

They played Paul's arrangement of "Air Mail Special (Good Enough To Keep)" and McRae channeled his inner Charlie Christian. Paul is a friend (and I'm lucky to be able to study mandolin with him); he redefines jazz mandolin with his Stevens 5 string.
 

Jim Soloway

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Rick was the real eye opener of the night for me. He is a regular in George Strait's band and a monster player. The Stevens LJ sounded SO fat and lush, played clean through a Peavey with a 15".

They played Paul's arrangement of "Air Mail Special (Good Enough To Keep)" and McRae channeled his inner Charlie Christian. Paul is a friend (and I'm lucky to be able to study mandolin with him); he redefines jazz mandolin with his Stevens 5 string.
Paul's a wonderful player. I've had his One More Night CD for years. It seriously kicks.

And that's one killer line up you saw. Johnny Gimble alone would be worth the price of the ticket.
 

Dana Olsen

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Paul's a wonderful player. I've had his One More Night CD for years. It seriously kicks.

And that's one killer line up you saw. Johnny Gimble alone would be worth the price of the ticket.
I agree Jim, plus, Rick McCrae is just dazzling - the deeper you go with him, the better he gets.

I agree completely that Johnny Gimble alone is worth the admission price - ANY admission price, any show. One of the best ever.

Not to mention Cindy Cashdollar, who brings tons of skill, tons of depth, and tons of fun to every performance.

Sounds like a great night of music to me, thanks, Dana O.
 

clemduolian

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Agreed. It was a great night. AND captured on video for broadcast on PBS as part of "Texas Music Cafe" a new series. Hope you can find it. Johnny Gimble tells a couple of great stories and sings a few tunes, along with his signature fiddle and mandolin.

Seeing/hearing Cuviello play "Texas Drummer Boy" (co-written by him and Remington) at age 94 is a must see.
 




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