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  1. What amazes me most is the mother of these six. She has four more younger kids - who sometimes appear in videos. Married 20 years with 10 kids... and the photo of her on their website shows a really beautiful lady. I love the family dynamic of Cotton Pickin' Kids. I got hooked on Bluegrass about ten years ago by the Mizzone brothers from NJ who made up Sleepy Man Banjo boys. Now they're still performing and have received national recognition. And Robbie's BF has joined the group as bass player.
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    Midnight Dude

    Those of you who were "not born yesterday" will probably remember a huge project we took under the amazing leadership of Camy and Bruin Fisher just ten years ago. The title is still available at Amazon.com for those of you who might have a few bucks left over from your stimulus checks or those outside the U.S. who didn't spend their shekels on holiday this year or last. https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Dude-Selected-Readings-AwesomeDude/dp/1466345640/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=midnight+dude+awesomedude&qid=1610228424&sr=8-1 😉 Mike
  3. d Cotton Pickin Kids Band members: Giovanni Cipollari plays the Dobro he is 10yrs old. He started playing the cigar box guitar when he was six and then started playing the Dobro at about 7yrs. He won first place in the Nashville TN State Fair beginners musician competition. And placed in several other competitions. Gianluca Cipollari ( Banjo) is 12yrs. He started out on the harmonica at about 8 and then started learning the banjo. He has won 4th place in the beginners musicians at the old time Fiddlers Convention Athens State. He also placed 1st with his other siblings in the Nashville TN State Fair Bluegrass Band competition. Rosalinda Cipollari ( Bass) 13 yrs likes to play harmony fiddle and sings harmony and lead. She has placed in several competitions including many Bluegrass band competitions with the rest of her siblings the past couple of years. Cecilia Cipollari (Guitar) 15yrs started playing guitar at 10 yrs she has played backup and fingerpicking guitar in their band and has backed up all her siblings in rhythm in all their competitions. Therese Cipollari (Fiddle)17yrs Started playing the Fiddle at 8yrs has been playing in their band since 2017 and does lead vocals and wrote "My Sweet Home"an original about her home in Alabama. She has placed in singing competitions as well as fiddle and Bluegrass Band with the rest of her siblings. Savio Cipollari ( Mandolin) 18yrs. Started playing the guitar at 9yrs and then began to learn the mandolin which is his favorite. He has competed and placed in several mandolin and Bluegrass Band competitions. He has also composed several instrumentals. He plays guitar, mandolin, bass and banjo.
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    Sleepy Man

    Remember these boys? Ten years later!
  5. Yes... and a Welsh boy singing the old Welsh Lullaby!
  7. RJ, We have a new feature at AD. The Recycled Story using a little recycle icon. While it is primarily for serial stories, we can also apply it for those authors who want to update or freshen Short Stories as well. Also using it for excellent stories who are no longer writing or with us. Just let me know and I can considering scheduling a recycle. Mike
  8. Cole Lam is now 14. When he was 12 he played a public piano in an underground railway station in England. He admits this Freddie Mercury medley was an ambitious undertaking but the crowd was so appreciative, one man missing his train to listen to it all. As an encore he plays (and sings) Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah which brought me to tears. To see so much talent packed into so young a lad gives me hope for the coming generations! I hope you'll give a like to this one and maybe - like me - follow this kid on line. Mike
  9. My apologies to Alan and his readers! We've been having technical difficulties with uploads to to the AD server (FTP). Problem has just been solved, so expect Alan's fine story Another World to appear Saturday 10th. Thanks, Mike
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    Ain't that the truth!
  11. Camy, please delete the third video. The first two are cool but this axxhole is vulgar and his language is not welcome at AwesomeDude. I tried to delete this loser but for some reason had no success. Thanks, Mike
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    Happy May Day!

    Oh. my! 🤩
  13. dude

    AD on Hiatus

    Awesomedude.com is on hiatus. Posting will resume on current novels plus short stories on May 1st. See you then! Mike
  14. Now I'm under attack, too? I'm going to put a stop to this very soon. I don't have much patience with trouble makers. Mike
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    New for 2021

    Oh Wow yourself! Just noticed your posting. I'll certainly be contacting you sometime this weekend, which, BTW, is the 17th anniversary of AD's going online! Mike
  16. Actually, I really like this video and the kids... Howie Mandel, a third rate actor who's greatest accomplishment was getting the AGT gig and sitting in for Simon, gave the kids a thumbs down rating. On the other hand Howard Stern the hard-nosed shock jock gave them a big thumbs up. Two aging guys named Howard on the same panel of judges... go figure! As for me.... 👍👍!!
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