Well, it’s been a mighty long time since the midweek afternoon joy of the relax and de-stress instrumental zone. Maybe the driving single, ‘Fling Ding,’ which comes from Larry Effaw’s latest album, ‘The Old Home’ is not truly a slow down song. More in the frenetic class, but it does have that necessary absence of vocals. The song is a classic Ralph Stanley number that showcases the virtuosic instrumental skills and styles of Efaw’s band, The Bluegrass Mountaineers.
Larry Efaw started playing the mandolin at the age of 7. He soon joined his father’s band, Edward Efaw, and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. Larry had many opportunities to join national bluegrass bands over the years, but he stayed loyal to his dad. Ed continued to play through his 80s and only recently retired from performing on stage. During Larry’s musical career, he has appeared as a guest with Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Doyle Lawson, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, the Lewis Family, and Goldwing Express, to mention a few. Larry has since recorded several albums and is currently releasing his 10th project through Bell Buckle Records, ‘The Old Home.‘
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