Saturday, August 23, 2014

 December 30, 2014  
The Claire Lynch Band 
Touring Schedule Update
Below are listed upcoming opportunities to see The Claire Lynch Band LIVE!
For further information click on the website below the event. We hope to see you soon!
Claire Lynch, Bryan McDowell, Mark Schatz, Matthew Wingate
Station Inn, Nashville - 2013
02/20-21   Denver, CO (Northglenn)   Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival -- Ramada Plaza
02/25   Crested Butte, CO   Crested Butte Center for the Arts
03/05   Del Mar, CA   Del Mar Powerhouse - First Thursday Subscription Series Performance
03/06   Del Mar, CA   Del Mar Powerhouse
03/09   Chico, CA   Sierra Nevada Brewery
03/14   Mountain View, CA   First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View--Redwood
             Bluegrass Associates

New     04/18   Venice, FL   Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice Airport Festival
05/23   Church Point, NS (Canada)   Marc-Lescarbot Theater
10/15   Dauphin, MB (Canada)   Watson Art Centre
10/20   Rocky Mountain House, AB (Canada)   Grandview Stage Resort

Friday, August 15, 2014

Parade Magazine's Best Main Street in America
One Dandy Collierville
Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jam
       Tonight we are just speechless! We've just been declared Parade Magazine's Best Main Street in America! Not too shabby! We salute all the other towns that participated in the competition!
       The Historic Town Square Jam was phenomenal: A result, we guess, of the recent award, the splendid weather, and the wonderful musicians and fans who support the jam! You're ALL awesome!
       It's time to let the photos do the talking...since we have already said we are speechless.

Coley, Bob and Frank

Bob, Cecil, Gerald, Peter, Bobby, Joe and Coley

Marilyn's Hammered Dulcimer

Joe, Bobby, Marilyn, Coley and Chris

Log Cabin Pickers

Log Cabin Pickers

Joe, Marilyn and Orion

Bruce, Joe, Marilyn and Baxter

Coley, son Gary, Marilyn, Chris and Joe

Sue, Danny, Len and Judy

Danny, Len, Judy and Bobby

Danny, Len, Bobby and Bruce

Little Picker , Len and Donna

Len, Donna, Karl, Judy and Chris

Danny, New Picker, Len, Donna, Karl and Bruce

Judy, Bobby, Coley, Marilyn, Chris and Baxter
Danny, Len, Judy and Bobby
Marilyn, Coley, Chris and Baxter
Marilyn, Bobby, Chris and Little Picker with Her Mom
Marilyn with Little Picker
Marilyn with Little Picker
Danny, Len, Bobby and Bruce

Caroline, dad Jeremy, and Evelyn


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Warming up a favorite mandolin at a gathering in Estill Springs, TN - 2011

Performing with a group of singers at a gathering of family and friends
in Estill Springs, TN - 2011
World-class guitarists are few indeed! One who stands alone for talent, versatility, range, and complete comfort in any number of musical styles is Pat Flynn. Once a member of the legendary New Grass Revival, along with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, and John Cowan, Flynn continues to perform, record, and work steadily with young and upcoming musicians in the Nashville, TN, area.
A recent online radio broadcast of "Bluegrass Breakdown" with Dave Higgs on WPLN 90.3 ( in Nashville featured a great 20-minute one-on-one with Pat Flynn. The subjects and the selections were taken from the final CD of Flynn's three-album trilogy called "reQuest,," "reVision," and "reNew". (
Higgs began the music from Flynn's "reNew" album with some great flat-top traditional songs in tribute to everybody's guitar hero, Doc Watson: "Little Rock Getaway" and "I Don't Love Nobody".
The title track on "reNew" is called "Kingdom Come". It has that 'newgrass' feel for which Flynn is easily recognized. He and Higgs discussed Chris Hillman's "Eight Miles High," mentioning that it was a monster hit until the song was labeled as a 'drug song' and stations began to drop it. Can you remember "Puff the Magic Dragon" which was popularized by Peter, Paul and Mary? The reputations of the two songs were much the same; however, through the years, the songs began to stand on their own merits.
And then there is reggae and the song "Change Yourself". Reggae? Now you're kidding, right? No sir! New Grass Revival wandered into Bob Marley territory without apologizing to anybody. Flynn went on to mention that at the time, Bela Fleck had not known anything about reggae. It didn't take Bela long to figure it out. "Change Yourself" is bluegrass done reggae-style.
You can find Pat Flynn's music at the usual online locations or at his website. You can actually find Pat himself on tour with Leon Russell when he's not working on a new project or giving of his time and talents to the students at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.
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Scenes in and around the Collierville
Historic Town Square  
Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jams
       Lest we be accused of repeating ourselves here, let me say that some photos are just so sweet/cute/fun that we may have shown a few pictures in a previous blog or two. Writer's prerogative, you know.
        We are having a splendid summer at the Square. You can easily see that. July gave us some splendid weather which nobody expected. Wasn't it wonderful? August? Well, she is turning out to be August as usual--hot and humid with popup thunderstorms. It is what it is. All we need is YOU!
        The indoor scenes are from the first-Sunday-of-the-month County Line Old-Time Jam. The jam takes place at St. Andrew's Church just off the Square on Walnut Street. The church sits on the corner of Walnut and Mulberry Streets. Hours of the jam are 2:00-4:00 PM Central time. Drop by and pick a tune with the jammers. It's strictly acoustic...and almost strictly old-time.
An adoring fan

Adoring fan heading for stardom

Warming up for a great night of pickin'

Bruce and Daisy (Coley at left)

Jam moving into high gear

Bobby in foreground -- Bob and Kathy from Clarksville stopped by

Old-Time Jam with Lee, Bill, Nancy, and Marshall

Old-Time Jam with Lee, Marxhall, Judy, Janice and Donna

Old-Time Jam with Nancy, Marshall, Judy, Janice, Donna and Bill

Old-Time Jam with Lee, Bill, and Nancy (Valerie behind Lee)

Old-Time Jam with Marshall and Judy

Gazebo Jam with Bob, Joe, Jeanette, Chris and Frank

Gazebo Jam with Jeff, Bob, and Joe

Gazebo Jam with Robert the roving guitarist and three great harmony friends

Sidewalk Jam with Marilyn and Coley

Sidewalk Jam with Marilyn, Coley, and Bobby

Sidewalk Jam with Marilyn, Coley, Bobby, and Joe and appreciative fans