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This is the place for those of us who love Norman Blake! Feel free to comment on Norman's technique, albums, instruments, philosophy, concert performances, or anything else that is Norman related.

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Comment by Chad Fette on August 1, 2008 at 10:25pm
Finally, I'm not alone! I knew there just had to be at least one more Norman Blake fan somewhere out there! Welcome aboard Mr. Mattingly!
Comment by Andy Highfield on August 5, 2008 at 9:48am
Very strange... why so few Norman enthusiasts? Totally unique picker with impeccable taste. The music outweighs the hot licks. Maybe that's why?

Andy
Comment by Mike Bunting on August 7, 2008 at 1:00am
I believe that Norman is one of the most tasteful and melodic players around.
Comment by Don on August 17, 2008 at 5:14pm
Just one of many Norman fans north of the border.
Comment by Greg Clarke on August 18, 2008 at 5:29am
Have been a big fan since I first heard the sulpher springs album. Unique.
Comment by Richard Morrill on August 18, 2008 at 2:20pm
I've been a fan also since hearing the Back Home in Sulphur Springs album when it was brand new. I was thrilled to see him and Nancy in April in Georgia playing with James and Rachel Bryan on fiddle and mandolin. After the show he was gracious in meeting people and talking with everyone who wanted to meet him. He put on a great show, and he is such a nice unassuming guy.
Comment by Thomas Woodley on August 19, 2008 at 2:02am
Been a fan since I saw him play with the aereo plane band , John Hartford, Tut Taylor, Vasser and Blake..
Comment by VUE Laurent on August 26, 2008 at 2:51am
Norman is really an excellent guitarist and singer. I like his style, Old Time and very fluid.
Comment by Dave Engel on August 26, 2008 at 8:47pm
OK, I'll bite. Out of all the bluegrass/ flat picking books and music I have, I'm attracted to Norman's music the most. Probably because I'm a solo player, no ambitions to "parking lot jam" or try and be part of a band, and Norman's style lends itself most to a solo player. Big difference playing a piece arranged by Norman and the same piece with just the melody lead lines! I just purchased MelBay's Norman Blake Anthology tonight, can't wait to get it.
Comment by Dave Engel on August 27, 2008 at 7:44pm
Andy, I think your on to something there. The music outweighs the hot licks by a good country mile! A hot lick is really only as good as the 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th instruments backing it up. Oh sure it's impressive to watch and listen to someone lay out a hot fast lick, but with nothing behind it, on it's own, it's good maybe once to impress your friends, then twice for good measure, but after that it's old. My .02.

Dave

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