EARL SCRUGGS, DOC WATSON & RICKY SKAGGS 'The Three Pickers' DVD
Producer Jim Brown has taken a good idea and executed it beautifully on this high-impact DVD, which has already appeared as a program on PBS Television, and is also available as a compact disc (read on). Recorded at a sold-out concert in R. J. Reynolds auditorium in Winston-Salem in November 2002, the show is presented as a somewhat informal picking session, in which the three featured artists—Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs—trade reminiscences and join in making some fine music. Alison Krauss joins them with some very tasteful fiddling in the latter part of the show, as do the members of Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder Band, Rob Ickes, Glen Duncan and Richard Watson among others. In the hour long show the pickers tackle 17 pieces, mostly old standards like FEAST HERE TONIGHT, SOLDIER’S JOY, WHO WILL SING FOR ME, FOGGY MT. TOP, KATY HILL, and BANKS OF THE OHIO, and there are 22 additional minutes of back-stage interviews with the 3 key artists. It is a treat to see & hear these three giants of the music in one show so nicely presented. A real winner here.
- EARL SCRUGGS
- DOC WATSON
- RICKY SKAGGS