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Cumberland Gap

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

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Cumberland Gap

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.

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Cumberland Gap

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

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Cumberland Gap

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