Author Topic: Mike Auldridge, dobro player for Seldom Scene, dies at 73  (Read 134 times)

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Anyone who ever heard the Seldom Scene during its decades as the "house band" of the Birchmere, knows what a virtuoso dobro master Mike was.  Has anyone ever played it better?  Certainly his peers, musicians around the world, knew of Mike's work and he got a lot of session work out of it, but my memories of Mike are onstage with Duffey, Eldridge, Starling and Gray, or later incarnations of the Scene.  Mike recorded with Linda Ronstadt, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris among many others.

He was also a gifted accompanying singer, never solo but blending seamlessly with Duffey and Starling or other vocalists to make the Scene's unique vocal styles.  Seemed like a genuinely nice guy, too bad he won't be heard again. 

He was a DC area native, from Kensington, MD.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/mike-auldridge-a-dobro-masters-resonant-work/2012/12/30/c2812474-52c9-11e2-a613-ec8d394535c6_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mike-auldridge-founding-member-of-dcs-seldom-scene-bluegrass-group-dies-at-73/2012/12/30/2d43b998-5289-11e2-8b9e-dd8773594efc_story.html

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The Seldom Scene has been on the schedule for some time, to perform tonight at the Birchmere, Dec 31, 2012.  I've never seen or heard them, but I've seen their name for ages:

http://www.birchmere.com/calendar/



Dec 31, 2012 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Jan 26, 2013 Black Rock Center For the Arts, Germantown, MD
Feb 1, 2013 Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE
Feb 2, 2013 Strand-Grand Performing Arts Center, York, PA
Feb 9, 2013 Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburg, PA
Feb 13, 2013 Modllin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA
Feb 15, 2013 Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, Norfolk, CT
Feb 16, 2013 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Framingham, MA
Feb 22, 2013 Palatka Bluegrass Festival, Palatka, FL
Mar 1,2,3, 2013 Wintergrass, Bellveue, WA
Mar 16, 2013 Southern Ohio Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington, OH
Mar 23, 2013 Walhalla Civic Center, Walhalla, SC
Apr 12, 2013 Woodrow Wilson H S Auditorium, Beckley, WV
Apr 13, 2013 Weinberg for the Performing Arts, Frederick, MD
Jun 1, 2013 Strawberry Park, Preston, CT
Jun 15, 2013 LIncoln Theater, New Martinsville, WV
June 22, 2013 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Jun 29, 2013 Jenny Brook BGS Festival, Tunbridge, VT
Sept 7, 2013 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Nov 29, 30, 2013, Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Dec 31, 2013 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

http://www.seldomscene.com/fr_home.cfm

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I think I saw the Seldom Scene a few times at the original Birchmere.   I know I saw Redbone there a few times.   Or, so I'm told.   :P     First time I heard their music was when I worked in Bethesda.    There was a bluegrass show on with Thor.    BTW,  That is a great write up by Eric Brace.

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The Seldom Scene has been on the schedule for some time, to perform tonight at the Birchmere, Dec 31, 2012.  I've never seen or heard them, but I've seen their name for ages:

http://www.birchmere.com/calendar/

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Dec 31, 2012 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Jan 26, 2013 Black Rock Center For the Arts, Germantown, MD
Feb 1, 2013 Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE
Feb 2, 2013 Strand-Grand Performing Arts Center, York, PA
Feb 9, 2013 Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburg, PA
Feb 13, 2013 Modllin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA
Feb 15, 2013 Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, Norfolk, CT
Feb 16, 2013 Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Framingham, MA
Feb 22, 2013 Palatka Bluegrass Festival, Palatka, FL
Mar 1,2,3, 2013 Wintergrass, Bellveue, WA
Mar 16, 2013 Southern Ohio Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington, OH
Mar 23, 2013 Walhalla Civic Center, Walhalla, SC
Apr 12, 2013 Woodrow Wilson H S Auditorium, Beckley, WV
Apr 13, 2013 Weinberg for the Performing Arts, Frederick, MD
Jun 1, 2013 Strawberry Park, Preston, CT
Jun 15, 2013 LIncoln Theater, New Martinsville, WV
June 22, 2013 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Jun 29, 2013 Jenny Brook BGS Festival, Tunbridge, VT
Sept 7, 2013 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Nov 29, 30, 2013, Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Dec 31, 2013 Birchmere, Alexandria, VA

http://www.seldomscene.com/fr_home.cfm


The band currently includes longtime member Ben Eldridge, and also a frequent member Lou Reid.  Worth seeing but not quite what they once were.