Wednesday, March 23, 2016

String Band Goodness: There Is a Time

I think Herb Pederson wrote "There is a Time." It was originally recorded by the Dillards many years ago. If you're an old codger like me you might remember the band of hayseed bluegrassers on occasional episodes of the Andy Griffith Show. That was the Dillards, a band of far more distinction than perhaps such meager beginnings might suggest. Pederson was with the Dillards for a while back in those early days, and all these years later you can find him playing banjo with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band. I saw the Dillards back in the 70s, saw the John Jorgensen Band a few years ago, and saw Pederson with his old friend Chris Hillman together a few years back as well, and in every case this song was featured.

Jorgenson & company slow it down considerably from its Dillards pace. A wonderful version.

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