All posts tagged “Cathy Barton

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The Rattlesnake Song

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.

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John Stensen’s #2

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

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Down the River I go

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

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Missed Camp

This is the weekend of the Midwest Banjo Camp for 2015, an event down in Michigan I had planned to attend again this year. After messing up my ankle, though, my surgeon advised me that it would be too early for me to make the… Read More