Music Spotlight On Music In Appalachia 2010

Pickin’ & Grinnin’ In The Kitchen Bloopers And A Giveaway

The Blind Pig gang usually hangs out at Paul’s every Sunday afternoon. Along with the pickin’ and grinnin’ there’s lots of talking and sometimes lots of laughter-especially when we take time to laugh at our mistakes and mess-ups.

We all joke-that we can pick any song and play it straight through the first time-and even do a pretty good job on it-unless the camera is running. Some how when we know that camera is filming us we all get a little goofy-as you can see from the video below.

I hope you enjoyed our silliness! Today’s post is a Spotlight on Music in Appalachia post.

If you’d like to see what we do when we’re really silly-click here.


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    Food Insurance
    August 24, 2010 at 11:46 am

    That was fun to watch. I also love the name of the site and band (very clever). Look forward to more.

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    Barbara White
    August 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I think it is great that you get together to continue tradition!

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    Helen G.
    July 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The best part about this is family getting together and having fun. I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be the laying down and picking… I’ve done that myself. Of course, I was by myself when I did it and there were no cameras rolling but I sure could identify. When you love the music you just have to pick, whether layin’ down, sittin’ or standin’ up.
    Thanks for the fun.

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    Carolyn Knutter
    July 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    So enjoyed this! My Dad and Uncles used to get together every Friday night and play music. I loved it!!
    I think I liked the camera girls toes–exactly something a kid would do. And the look on the face of the girl that coughed — she couldn’t believe she did it again!!
    Thanks for sharing,

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    July 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    tipper, i loved this, made me want to be right in the middle of this, please do this again, it is so much fun Thanks Kay

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    June 30, 2010 at 6:02 am

    This one just made me giggle and I had to watch it again. You all have so much fun together; really a good thing to see.
    Just gotta comment about one of the player songs here. Road to Spencer sounds sort of like an Irish Reel. It really got me to tapping my toes and clapping my hands. Felt like I was at a barn dance. Excellent! xxoo

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    Fishing Guy
    June 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Tipper: What a fun show, I just throw away my camera bloopers. Loved the “Johnny Be Good”.

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    June 27, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I felt like I was at home. Loved the young man stretched out and the toes were nice also.
    In the facility where I work we have a gentleman who is in his 90’s that has a Bluegrass Band and he still plays mandolin. I am going to try and take my lap top in to let him hear you, not sure that I will be able to get online but I am going to try. Thanks for the memories.

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    June 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    If only my best efforts sounded as good as your bloopers. 🙂

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    ann austin
    June 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Loved the bloopers, my first time to visit you, the kids are great, sleepy headed teens!! But I have to tell ya, the kid laying done gets it, I can relate, I’ve got one just about the same age, music moves you, no matter the position!! Would love to win the guitar, your music is just great!!

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    June 25, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Too hard to pick a favorite, but “Go Johnny, Go”, got me to giggling. You are a blessed family to have all that talent,and willingness to gather on a regular basis to play. Thanks for a great video. T

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    June 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Okay, ALL of that cracked me up!
    Cute toes!!! tee hee

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    Julie at Elisharose
    June 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I like the clip where you played bass and laughed. Don’t get to see enough of you!

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    June 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    First things first: TIPPER, YOU PLAY THE GUITAR?????? How come I have never seen you in a clip before? I can’t believe I didn’t know you played!
    Ok, now that that’s out of my system :), I LOVED all of them but I smiled BIG at the toe spotlight and actually laughed out loud when one of the twins coughed the second time – during the musical introduction AFTER the start over. That was the BEST! Well, the last song and poor Paul trying to get the words in was really good, too. Oh, and then there was the one …

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    David Templeton
    June 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    What an amazing bunch. Music played together is surly one of the greatest pleasures in a family. Those girls would make anybody smile in their borderline serious. Lots of good pickin’ there.

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    B. Ruth
    June 24, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Loved the twins…I Don’t have girls but can see they are a basket of fun and teasing mischief like boys can be….
    Especially loved “the yawn” and laying back with the guitar
    reminds me of my boys when they have to wait around…on something…too cute…and the toes and polish closeup…LOL

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    Dionne Gordon
    June 24, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Love it!

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    June 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    The girls are adorable, first being ansy, and then the looks they give to each other, as only twins can do. And to top it off tell the other one to quit coughing.
    Nice to see you in there too with guitar in hand.

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    Rick Crisman
    June 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I enjoyed all the clips actually but I think the one I liked the most was Chitter and Chatter dancing around having fun while the guys were so serious about getting everything right.You guys are such a talented family and to get together as much as you guys do says alot for the Family values you have instilled in your kids and the way they are all into music is great.You are truly blessed.

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    Janet Pressley
    June 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Beautiful voices, nice toe color, enjoyed it!!!! Nana

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    June 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Tipper the whole video was fun to watch but I liked the clip with the girls.

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    June 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Y’all are “real”.I liked the “mess ups”.Shows that this is a real site!!
    Keep going!

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    June 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Gang,
    Now that’s funny…We needed that, and I think the girls cuttin
    up, and one messin’ with her pawpaw was great. I also think Paul is as good as I’ve ever seen,
    putting in all those little extras. Gitar Man, Mandolin Man, and Tipper…you all add spice and
    flavoring to the timing for just a
    wonderful sound. Thank you all.

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    June 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    most injoyable to see familys get together with music. in 1959 i had the privlige to play harmonica, at a jam session with loretta lynn singing,this was mabe a year before her 1st record whispering sea. her and mooney were nice folks. love your blogs. k.o.h

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    June 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Enjoyed the video; looks like so much fun hanging out and pickin’.
    I liked the clip sisters are so annoying. Reminds me of me and my own sister!

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    June 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the video… Looks like so much fun!!!!!! I’m sure you all have done the Good Ole Mountain Dew!!!!!
    Do NOT enter me in the Giveaway… I don’t participate in them anymore.

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    June 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    You have such a wonderful,talented family. Your closeness brings back so many good memories.In my younger days when my parents were alive, we had alot of music get togethers too.

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    Cher'ley Grogg
    June 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I enjoyed all of it, but I do love the song Johnny Be Good. Reminds me of times I’ve only heard about from my Mom. My grandkids got together for a while and played around with guitars and other instruments.

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    Elizabeth Thomas
    June 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    The girls are always so cute and the music great. Mistakes can be fun,too. Family is what is important.

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    Miss Cindy
    June 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Oh Tipper that’s wonderful, several yawns, coughs, missed words, missed chords and the guitar player lays down. Too funny.
    Oh yes and let’s not forget the lovely pink toe nail polish!

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    June 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    tipper you are truly blessed to have your family together..and the music is heavenly.. i so enjoy each and every song… it touches my soul. mostly i adore the closeness of home and family.
    thanks so much for sharing
    big ladybug hugs

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    June 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Funny watching the girls getting bored & antsy waiting to sing even though it was less than a minute,lol – it reminded me of me & my cousin when we were young.

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