As regular visitors know, I’ve been posting new collages everyday in this space. I started off using an old book about ghosts in London which I picked from the 27th Street Book Box, as a ground for the collages. I keep a big box with… Read More
I really miss getting together with my buddy Ted to play a bunch of old time tunes. Before the combination of pandemic and cold weather shut us down, Tuffy P was joining us on gutbucket as well. Once we have some consistently pleasant weather, we… Read More
Let’s listen to Richie and Rosie….
I stumbled across this gem on the YouTube this afternoon. It’s Dean Barber with an excellent solo version of Hot Corn Cold Corn….
I’ve heard this tune called Salt River or Salt Creek and even as Salty River. I don’t know much about it, but it’s loads of fun to play. Ted Myerscough and I recorded this at 27th Street the other day. We just used my camera… Read More
Here are Ted and I playing Pretty Little Dog. I don’t know very much about this tune, except it is usually attributed to Lee Triplett. It’s a lot of fun to play (even if we both look super-serious). This video was shot by Candy Minx.
Jack Antler is: Eugene Knapik, clawhammerTed Myerscough, guitarThis tune was written by Mark Jones. I learned it at Midwest Banjo Camp a few years ago at a workshop about Grandpa and Ramona Jones and family, taught by Cathy Barton. Filmed on the streets of Toronto… Read More
My friend Ted and I had a “Jack Antler” practice session this afternoon and we took the opportunity to record a few tunes on video. Here is a version of a tune called Sandy Boys. I’ve heard this tune attributed to West Virginia fiddler Edden… Read More
A big thanks to Bill R for shooting some video for us. Please excuse the ambient noise such as the espresso machine and so on…. Ted Myerscough: guitar + Eugene Knapik: clawhammer banjo