I forgot I recorded a video of this tune a couple years ago. I came across it when I was looking for a version for my duo partner Ted to reference. I learned this tune from Cathy Barton from whom I learned many of my… Read More
Here’s another tune from our practice session yesterday, this one with a special guest appearance towards the end from our Newfoundland dog George. I know this tune as Rachel, but it’s apparently also known in some places as the Texas Quickstep, the St. Louis Quickstep,… Read More
Here’s Lois Short…
I love this video. Occasionally I go back for another dose of it. That’s Bashful Brother Oswald singing and playing guitar. Cathy Barton Para is the clawhammer player (one of my fave players). I don’t know who the other guitar picker is. It’s backstage at… Read More
What a spectacular fall day. Here at 27th Street, the sun warmed things up enough that I could sit on the front porch and frail my banjo for an hour or so. I spent most of that time working on a piece called Lonesome John.… Read More
Arkansas Traveler is a nice old fiddle tune with a catchy melody. I spent some practice time tonight just working on this tune, trying to really relax into it. It still needs some work to get the timing down.
I posted pictures of the new salad bowl banjo the other day. Here’s a demo so you can hear how it sounds.
I found this lovely video on the YouTube featuring Adam Hurt on gourd banjo and Matthew Olwell flatfooting. Very nice.
I’ve been playing clawhammer banjo for close to two years and I’ve been working on learning new tunes and at the same time improving my technical skills. I find that some songs are much easier to remember than others, even though they are require a… Read More
I really like Dave Landreth’s banjo playing. He posted this original on the YouTube the other day and this tune simply makes me smile so I thought I’d share it here. It’s got a lot of stuff going on in it. If you like it,… Read More