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Published by Brance on February 17th, 2009
Filed under CD and DVD releases
Robin Kessinger, Robert Shafer & Mark Cosgrove: Live at Peaceful Bend was released back in the fall (of 2008), and I just never got around to blogging about it.
The DVD features a live performance by three guitarists who have all won the prestigious National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield, KS.
Robin Kessinger, Mark Cosgrove, and Robert Shafer combine their talents on 13 tunes, some traditional, some original. Here’s the press from the product page at FlatpickingMercantile.com.
The National Flatpicking Guitar Championship, held each September since 1972 in Winfield, Kansas, is the most prestigious flatpicking event in the country. Every person who has won this event is a master guitarist of the highest order. In this concert performance DVD, filmed at the Peaceful Bend Americana Music Festival in Steelville, MO, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and SimpleFolk Productions present three of the National Flatpicking Guitar Championship’s most respected past champions: Robin Kessinger (1985 champ), Mark Cosgrove (1995 champ), and Robert Shafer (1983 and 2000 champ).
In this concert, these three masters of the acoustic guitar perform as a trio, and in different duo configurations. While the National Champions, in general, are known for their skills at flatpicking fiddle tunes, these three display their virtuosity and versatility in this concert by providing a variety of guitar instrumentals ranging from fast fiddle tunes, to slow waltzes, and tunes that highlight other various rhythms and styles from their vast repertoire. Guitar players will appreciate the left and right hand close-ups that are prevalent throughout this DVD.
There are a total of 13 tunes presented on this DVD:
The Third Eyebrow
When You and I Were Young Maggie
Angeline the Baker
Turkey in the Straw
Jerry in Jamaica
Good Morning Isaac
Sweet Bunch of Daisies
and Bill Cheathum
Included on the disc is a slideshow of photos taken over the course of the weekend, covering both the concert and the workshops and jams. You can purchase the DVD from Flatpicking Mercantile.
Here’s the trailer for the DVD.