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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Oct 6, 2019.
Thanks for posting that -- great clip, and the behind the scenes bit at the end was cool to hear.
Wonderful, and insightful!
Very interesting. I love how Earl dealt with a less than comfortable situation.
Earl was a very open-minded musician, primarily responsible for Nashville's acceptance of the NItty Gritty Dirt Band and the Will the Circle Be Unbroken sessions.
I recall an interview with Steve Miller (probably in Guitar Player magazine in the late '70s) where he made a point of how proud he was of his band's musicianship as it was coming up through the ranks. Basically. he was complaining that a lot of bands in the late '60s achieved success without ever becoming very good instrumentalists. He told a story about playing in a club in LA when The Byrds walked in during his set and made a big stir as they got tables near the stage (they were The Byrds, after all, and near the height of their fame). Miller was annoyed about the interruption, so he had the band play something rather technically demanding, then invited McGuinn and the Byrds to come up and jam with them. In Miller's words (as near as I can remember them), "they just sat there shaking their heads 'no', looking like scared idiots."