Here are Thornton and Emily Spencer (from the Whitetop Mountain Band) playing Soldier’s Joy.
I was surfin’ about on the YouTube machine and I chanced up this “official video”. I almost didn’t watch it because, well….what the hell is there official about old time music? I did watch it though, and I’m glad I did. This is a wonderfully… Read More
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any button accordion around this joint. Here’s Andrew Carrierre playing some great Creole accordion on the Perrodin Two Step.
Tuffy P and I were listening to Conway Twitty this morning over coffee. That man’s hair could stop a bullet. He could sing too. Hop into my time machine, and let’s watch the master at work. Here’s David Bromberg covering Last Date. Mr. Bromberg does… Read More
I was thinking about Wade Hemsworth’s songs today. My friend Richard posted a tune on Facebook called The Cry of the Wild Goose (performed by Frankie Laine, no less), and the title immediately brought to mind Mr. Hemsworth’s haunting song, The Wild Goose. Of course… Read More
Do you know the old time fiddle tune, Old Jake Gilley? Here are some interesting takes on it. First up is The Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo… Now let’s speed things up a little with with Gene and Evo Bluestein… Dwight Diller liked this tune so well… Read More
I’ve been learning the tune John Stensen’s #2 on clawhammer banjo. I’ve seen it spelled Stensen’s, Stenson’s, Stinsen’s, Stinson’s and even Stentson’s. I couldn’t tell you who John Stensen (sp) is or was, though. The most inspired versions of this tune, come (in my opinion… Read More
He was just trying to find his Santa Claus, but the landlady got mad and called the law…. He’s got the letter to show the judge….the boy’s just trying to find his Santa Claus. There was a time when I listened to a tremendous amount… Read More
Here’s Dave Alvin with The Guilty Ones and Los Straitjackets, performing California Sun…