Watching this video brings back joyful memories of learning so many fabulous tunes on clawhammer from the late Cathy Barton at Midwest Banjo Camp. Cathy was a great player and a delightful person. She was very encouraging to me and taught me a great deal.
Cathy and Dave….
I was watching a few performances by Cathy Barton and Dave Para today on the old YouTube machine. I especially love watching and listening to Cathy play clawhammer…
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 haven’t posted here in a couple days, but not to worry I haven’t abandoned ship – just recharging my ever so small brain. Meanwhile enjoy some great old time picking. Here are Cathy Barton and Dave Para, two of my fave players, performing Gray… Read More
Here are Cathy Barton and Dave Para performing Down the River I go at the 29th Annual Lupus Chilifest, October 16, 2010. I found this on the YouTuber. I love the exuberance of this performance. Cathy Barton’s banjo bounces along like a boat shooting a… Read More
I could listen to Cathy Barton and Dave Para sing Down the River I go Uncle Joe all day. I like the tune so much I made a painting after it. That painting is on display at Yumart starting this afternoon as part of my… Read More