All posts tagged “Daily Dose

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Éric Gagné on button accordion

I don’t know anything about Éric Gagné beyond the small number of videos available on YouTube. I love his playing though. This is a young master at work, carrying on the French Canadian button accordion tradition. Check it out…   Here is another video. I’ve… Read More

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Why Clawhammer?

I came across this performance Joe Newberry gave at the 2015 Midwest Banjo Camp. If I hadn’t broken my ankle, I would have been there to hear it live.  I will be attending the 2016 camp. Mr. Newberry talks about a life changing moment and… Read More

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Poly-wolly-doodle all day

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

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This Land

Doing a little bit of early morning YouTube surfing and what do I find? It’s the amazing Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings covering Woody Guthrie. I’m not even kidding. Brace yourselves…..

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Big John McNeil

I don’t know who Big John McNeil was or anything about the origin of the tune. I’m mostly familiar with it from listening to some Canadian fiddle music. Recently I stumbled across a clawhammer arrangement for this tune, so I’ve been re-familiarizing myself with it… Read More

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Reel de Ste-Anne or The St. Anne’s Reel

Here’s the St. Anne’s reel as a Quebec button accordion tune…from CherzeduKbec   Interestingly, it’s also popular among Appalachian style players. Here’s a version from Sam Worley featuring clawhammer banjo… I haven’t learned this one on clawhammer yet, but it’s on my list.

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Banjo Tramp

Here’s a tune called Banjo Tramp. I don’t know anything about the history of this one – if you know, please comment. It’s performed here by Dave Landreth – I found this on the YouTube machine. Mr. Landreth is an excellent player. I think he… Read More