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.
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
One of the things I like about the tune Cumberland Gap is that there are so many ways to play it. Here’s a delightful version by Notorious.
Tonight, “Uncle Pat” Yerex visited, and brought along his gut-bucket bass. Since we both live near Lake Ontario, I dubbed us The Lakeshore Ramblers. Here is a video clip of us playing Cold Frosty Morning. Unfortunately the entire orchestra was not available for tonight’s jam… Read More
Let’s take a walk up Salt Creek with Spencer Branch….
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!