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The Lakeshore Gut Bucket Ramblers

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

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Making Jam on 27th Street

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

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Where did it go?

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

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Walking in the Parlor

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