Dan Gellert on banjo… the tune is Black-Eyed Suzie
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.
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.