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
Clawhammer banjo and euphonium? You bet. Jamming with my neighbour in the front yard.
Here’s a tune called Salt River. I don’t think I had heard this one until I watched Hilarie Burhans teaching it on one of her excellent YouTube videos, and I picked it up from there. I enjoy playing this one. I recorded this video with… Read More
I made a little video performing Angeline the Baker for the Tune of the Month on a Facebook group I contribute to, called Clawhammer Rules. Angeline the Baker is an old time tune derived from a Stephen Foster song called Angelina Baker. I learned this… Read More
I’ve been participating in the “tune of the month” at a Facebook group called Clawhammer Rules. This month’s tune is called Sandy River Belle. It’s a tune I used to play quite a bit in a specialized tuning known as, what else, Sandy River Belle… Read More
I belong to a group on facebook called Clawhammer Rules, a place where members typically share clean versions of tunes in the form of videos as well as other interesting things related to clawhammer banjo. Back before Christmas, the idea emerged of having a tune… Read More
Here’s an attempt at Cathy Barton’s arrangement of the Ramona Jones/Jimmie Driftwood version of Valley Forge.
There’s a fiddle tune called Rachel. In some places and by some players it’s also known as The Texas Quickstep, but everyone I know who plays it just calls it Rachel. I don’t know who Rachel was though. It’s just one of life’s mysteries. I… Read More