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
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
I’ve never posted Christmas music on this blog…with the possible exception of Weird Bob Dylan performing Must be Santa Claus. Here’s an Appalachian take on a Christmas song. Hooray Jake, Hooray John Breakin up Christmas all day long Way back yonder a long time ago… Read More
Walkin’ in the Parlor is about the most meditative tune I know on the banjo. While I was practicing it tonight, my Newfoundland dog Georgie decided it would be a perfect time to chew on a bone beside me.
Wish I was a june apple Hanging on a tree Everytime my true love pass Take a bite of me Take a bite of me my love Take a bite of me Everytime my true love pass take a bite of me.
This is a tune I’ve just learned, from a video by Hilarie Burhans. It’s in C so my banjo is tuned to double C tuning: gCGCD. For those who are interested in banjos, I’m playing a Nechville Atlas banjo.
Check out Guy Wolff playing and singing Old Ground Hog… I love Guy’s attack on this tune, perfect on the fretless.
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