I’ve been thinking about the tune June Apple. Here’s Zepp playing an amazing version. What a super-fine player. He seems so relaxed and nonchalant (not to mention un-smiling) about the whole thing. This one is usually played in the key of A, and it’s… Read More
Tonight I was working on a modal tune called Lonesome John. Some versions I’ve heard of this tune are a lot faster and lighter, making mine sound positively clunky by comparison. Maybe I should work on getting my speed up on this one. At the… Read More
Space is the Place. Time for a dose of the Arkestra.
This is a fave video here at 27th Street. I might have even shared it here before. Last night, my brother the trout pointed me to it, which reminded me how much I like it. The mistake is thinking, that’s all there is to it.… Read More
Here’s an old time tune that has been on my mind a lot lately… This is some kind of campsite jam I found on the YouTube.
Arkansas Traveler is a nice old fiddle tune with a catchy melody. I spent some practice time tonight just working on this tune, trying to really relax into it. It still needs some work to get the timing down.
When I was a boy, most of the music around our place came from my dad’s records. For the longest time, the only music I heard my mom listen to were a few Englebert Humperdinck records, and even then, not so often. That is until… Read More
I haven’t posted here in a couple days, but not to worry I haven’t abandoned ship – just recharging my ever so small brain. Meanwhile enjoy some great old time picking. Here are Cathy Barton and Dave Para, two of my fave players, performing Gray… Read More
For some reason I don’t know, I have the Joe Zawinul tune, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy on my mind. Here’s the Cannonball Adderley Quintet performing it, with Mr. Zawinul on electric piano…. The best way to deal with an earworm is to share it, so enjoy….
Tonight, “Stouffville Luke” Gregory (guitar), “Uncle Pat” Yerex (Gut Bucket Bass) and I (clawhammer) got together at the open mic at Fair Grounds Coffee here in Long Branch. This is the first time the three of us have performed together. We played Bonaparte’s March, Arkansas… Read More