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At the core of the group's repertoire, though, are traditional pieces like "Shady Grove" and "Whiskey Before Breakfast" (which, it's true, could also fall into the rowdy category). Except for the drums, the performances of these tunes would have been recognizable to musicians of a hundred years ago. In the long run, it may be that music, along with other aspects of human productivity, will be made increasingly within grids of electricity and computing, but for now the substructure is holding, and the pleasures of wood and wire rule the summer.    (end of article)

[Originally published in August, 2011.]

 

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