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My company purchased ten tickets so we could see one of our co-workers duke it out in a boxing match at Potawatomi this Saturday. It should be fun. No one at work has ever seen him fight before.
I won't be going. I didn't enter the ticket drawing because boxing never really did it for me. Let the others enjoy it. Now I'm glad I didn't get a ticket. Just found out I'll be going to see Dr. Ralph Stanley at the Pabst Theater at the same time as the match. Thank You WUWM for the facebook ticket drawing!
Dr. Stanley doesn't have the most mellifluous voice, but that's why he's authentic. Bluegrass isn't the most popular music in these parts. Ralph Stanley? Who's that? He's 86 years young and this is his farewell tour. I never saw him before and after Saturday never will again.
It's getting harder to find live, authentic bluegrass. Waukesha once had an authentic bluegrass band, but Spring City Grass played their last Friday Night Live ever Sept. 27th. After 30 years of playing well together they've decided to ride off into the sunset.
A few of Spring City Grass' songs were old as some of it's members. Wires and Wood I've never heard anywhere else. At least one member had that unsteady, quivering voice. We didn't listen to Spring City for perfection. We got authenticity, that's all we wanted.
I think I was one of Spring City Grass' biggest fans. Thinking they needed a web presence, a way for interested parties to look them up, I created a facebook page for them. I added pictures, video and schedules. It was fun while it lasted, but now . . .
It's unfortunate the seniors at Avalon won't have the authentic bluegrass of Spring City to listen to on warm summer Friday nights any more. Unfortunate Ralph Stanley is saying "Farewell" and unfortunate there's so few great bluegrass artists left.
Nothing lasts forever, but sometimes the good ones stay a bit longer in our memories.