Enjoying this delightful version of Cumberland Gap I stumbled across on YouTube. I play it this way on clawhammer banjo…
Here’s me trying to play a Cumberland Gap in D…
One of the things I like about the tune Cumberland Gap is that there are so many ways to play it. Here’s a delightful version by Notorious.
I recorded some banjo practice the other night. Here’s me trying to play Cumberland Gap. I recorded it with an inexpensive point and shoot digital camera with not quite enough light, so there are limitations (besides the obvious ones involving my playing)
Wet evening around here. My walk with the Newfs this evening was shorter than usual. Neither the dogs nor I were interested in walking around outside for long. This seemed like a good evening to sit back and learn a new tune on the banjo.… Read More
There are new “old-time” tunes written from time to time, but many players prefer to find their own way to play songs that have been with us for a long time. Why write new songs where there are plenty of good ones around to play… Read More
To continue with the same theme, check out Pharis and Jason Romero playing Cumberland Gap. Here’s Spencer Moore singing it… Here’s a delightful version (with accordion) by the Felice Brothers. Nice. The Cumberland Gap is a pass through the Cumberland mountains between Virginia and Kentucky.
If it ain’t there when I get back, I’ll raise hell in the Cumberland Gap. There are about as many versions of this tune as there are banjo pickers. In fact, it’s played in most of the various clawhammer tunings, including one known as Cumberland… Read More
The Cumberland Gap, a mountain pass in the Appalachians located where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia meet, is also the name of a song first recorded in 1924. There are countless versions. Here are a few that I really like. Let’s start with bluegrass, and Flatt… Read More