Sure, summer extends well into September, but in my consciousness, Labour Day, the Airshow and the end of the CNE mark the end of summer. I suppose it’s because all the kids go back to school. Since I spent the spring recovering from a broken… Read More
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
Fiddle, banjo, guitar. Great singing. All around wonderful show! I had a great time there with my brother tonight!
While Tuffy P was at the CNE last night, I was at a banjo workshop, learning from Bruce Molsky, one of the best old time banjo players, fiddle players and guitar pickers around. I heard about the workshops through the Toronto Stringband email list. The… Read More
Don’t worry, I’m here to help out. Here’s the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys doing a blistering version of Old Molly Hare….
Here is some old time music for a Sunday morning. Do you know Way Down the Old Plank Road? Uncle Dave Macon’s 1926 recording stayed in our collective folky consciousness thanks to the eccentric experiemental filmmaker Harry Smith, who put together a 6 album collection… Read More
I just got home from an overnight business trip. Did I ever get an enthusiastic welcome from Memphis and Georgie – and Tuffy P thoughtfully had a chicken salad and a fresh bagel here for me for dinner. The trip was good but I’m tired… 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.