The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

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Traditional and modern sounds of bluegrass. This six piece ensemble represents the top bluegrass talent in the Northern Kentucky -Cincinnati Ohio Region. Great singing, hot picking and honest to goodness fun.

Biography

The band has the bluegrass dialect of Northern Kentucky; all the players can sing as well as pick in the local sound that has developed over the last 50 years in Cincinnati. Rarely do we see a band with the high talent that has earned them the name allstars with over 150 years of combined playing experience.

Band influences include; Bill Monroe, Jimmie Martin, Flatt and Scruggs, Jim and Jessie, the Osborne Brothers, Red Allen, Earl Taylor, Old and In The Way, Jerry Garcia, and even Warren Zevon to name a few....

This is a jam band that has been the house band at a cool little spot called the Comet in Northside, Cincinnati, Ohio, where they serve gigantic burritos and provide tunes from the worlds best juke box.

An evening with this band will thrill audiences with dazzling harmony, super hot picking and home grown humor. They have not been known to fail to win over a crowd and are the universal solution to nearly any musical opportunity.

Lyrics

The Natchez and the Robert E. Lee

Written By: Ed Cunningham & Jeff Roberts

In the year of 1870 the final day of June.
There was a race that wasn't meant to be.
Two Captains from Kentucky, Burned old pine knots and lard
From New Orleans on up to St. Louie

Tom Leathers of the Natchez challenged Cannon of the Lee.
They had a bar room fight and then agreed
To battle one another from the pilot house instead
In a match of courage skill and speed.

CHORUS
A thousand miles along the river.
All of dixie lined the shore to watch the rivalry.
foes yet fellow rebel soldiers, raced the Natchez and the Robert E. Lee.

Lee roared out of New Orleans and caused and awful wake.
The Natchez pitched and rocked into the shore.
100 yards behind him old Leathers chased the Lee.
A runnin like he never run before.

At the mouth of the Ohio right near the town of Caro
Think fog moved in along that graveyard strech.
Old Leather moored the Natchez and Lee crept on ahead and stole the golden antlers from the wreach.

CHORUS
Yesterdays of glory are forgotten at the dock
And beauty fades to leave and empty skull.
The Natchez burned at Vicksburg and the Lee at Little Rock, when fires of hell exploded from the hull.

CHORUS
REPRISE:
Oh Mississippi, you swept away the ashes of the Natchez and the Lee. The Natchez and the Robert E. Lee.

Discography

Bluegrass Sunday- Live at the Comet
Twisted Roots
The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Live and in Person

Set List

Catfish John
Wild Horses
Carmelita
Ground Speed
Black Jack County Chains
Gentle on My Mind
John Deere Tractor
Blue Yodel Number 8
Uncle Penn
Hot Corn Cold Corn