Here’s some wonderful Ramona Jones fiddling for a Sunday morning. It’s called Chinquapin on Crooked Stovepipe. Is chinquapin a word in your vocabulary? I only know it from old time music. I think a chinquapin is another word for a chestnut. Is that how you… Read More
I’ve been working on the St. Anne’s Reel on the banjo recently, but I’ve been familiar with this one from my button accordion days as Reel de Ste-Anne. I don’t know the actual origin of this one, but a lot of people will tell you… Read More
Here’s my attempt at playing the Buddy Durham fiddle tune, Durham’s Bull. I learned this one at the last Midwest Banjo Camp from Cathy Barton Para. This one would be more fun to play with a fiddle player I think, but I enjoy it none-the-less.
Here’s Buddy Durham performing his Durham’s Bull. I’ve been working on playing this one on the banjo….still not where I want to be with it though. Practice, practice, practice.
I learned this tune from Cathy Barton Para at Midwest Banjo Camp earlier this year. I learned it in standard D tuning (aDAC#E) but somewhere along the way I started messing around with it in DD tuning (aDADE) instead, and I just kept playing it… Read More
This is a tune that came up a couple times when I was at Midwest Banjo Camp. I don’t know if it is a Canadian tune but I think many people, myself included, think it is – maybe because of this version by the late… Read More
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
Do you know the old time fiddle tune, Old Jake Gilley? Here are some interesting takes on it. First up is The Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo… Now let’s speed things up a little with with Gene and Evo Bluestein… Dwight Diller liked this tune so well… Read More
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.
Don’t worry, I’m here to help out. Here’s the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys doing a blistering version of Old Molly Hare….