I learned the tune Walking in the Parlor last week at the banjo workshop I attended, led by Bruce Molskey. I like this deceptively simple, hypnotic tune a lot and I’ve been playing it quite a bit since the workshop, trying to get it right.… Read More
I posted pictures of the new salad bowl banjo the other day. Here’s a demo so you can hear how it sounds.
Here’s Jerron Paxton again… I think of the Jerron Paxton version as being about the song, but Dwight Diller’s version is more about the groove. And one more, this time in a band setting, with a jug band feel. Here is The East River Stringband… Read More
Old Time music features plenty of tunes about animals small and large. Why not? You just don’t get enough animal tunes in pop music. Old Molly Hare Whatcha doin’ there? Sittin on a haystack Shootin at a bear Shot at one Shot at two Shot… Read More
Georgie and Bruce listening to Mister Anchovy playing the banjo this morning on 27th Street.
Last night at the Banjo Special, we enjoyed several combinations of performers but I think my favourite was the duo of Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg. These guys sound fantastic together. I’ve also been listening to their recording, Return to Trion, in the car –… Read More
I’ve been playing clawhammer banjo for close to two years and I’ve been working on learning new tunes and at the same time improving my technical skills. I find that some songs are much easier to remember than others, even though they are require a… Read More
I really like Dave Landreth’s banjo playing. He posted this original on the YouTube the other day and this tune simply makes me smile so I thought I’d share it here. It’s got a lot of stuff going on in it. If you like it,… Read More