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    DREGS which is your favorite of their 'Bluegrass Polkas'

    I generally just skip the Bluegrass Polkas, but if you had to pick the best one (it seems they do at least one per album) which one is your favorite?
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    The Bash


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    Pride o the farm
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    +1 for The Bash. Steve's picking is superhuman.
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    I actually burned a CDR with every bluegrass/country and some acoustic tunes from all the Dixie Dregs/Steve Morse Band and solo albums. My wife is a country music fan and she loves it!

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    My fave is actually on one of his Coast To Coast album and is called Runaway Train.



    This is a groovy one from his Structural Damage album-



    If you have yet to check out the albums these come from, do. They still scratch the Dregs itch.... Sorta.

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    The Bash was killer last night in Des Moines, complete with the "Rocky Top" riffs.

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    Although I love the DD-polka's I also have good memories of Stuart Hamm's Country Music (A Night I Hell).
    It wouldn't surprise me if Hamm was inspired by the Dregs.


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    As a rule these "barnburners" as I call them are my least favorite tunes in their catalog. Fun stuff, but a little goes a long way.

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    Yep, they're fun, but I like the more laid back fusiony stuff better. And ironically, I realize now why I didn't get into Dixie Dregs when I was first exposed to them in the late 70s/early 80s. It was a track like The Bash or Moedown that I heard, and while it was dazzling guitar chops, I didn't hear the "progginess" in the band and chalked them up as a southern "jam" type band that I wouldn't be interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    As a rule these "barnburners" as I call them are my least favorite tunes in their catalog. Fun stuff, but a little goes a long way.
    Agreed, but Steve does put 100% into the writing /arranging of those tunes.

    It's not just a typical I IV V country bluegrass piece.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    As a rule these "barnburners" as I call them are my least favorite tunes in their catalog. Fun stuff, but a little goes a long way.
    They have always been great fun live and usually bring the house down when they play them. Kind of like "I've Seen All Good People" for me, don't really like the song that much, but it is usually fun live.

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    For some sruff definitely inspired by the Dregs:






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    Refried Funky Chicken from Freefall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    My fave is actually on one of his Coast To Coast album and is called Runaway Train.


    I Listened to this in the car the other day. Ridiculously great guitar playing!

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    Oh yeah!

    I second the suggestion of Galactic Cowbody Orchestra. Played a show with them last year and they were awesome! Really nice folks too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJBrady View Post
    Refried Funky Chicken from Freefall
    that aint a Bluegrass Polka!
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Pride o the farm
    Ditto! Wins the prize for the country tune with the most chords.

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    Favorite? "Moe Down" for me, though "Pride o' the Farm" is very close behind.

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