Sometimes I wonder if anybody out there looks at these posts or misses them if I’m not around. Today a great friend checked up on me. “You haven’t blogged for a couple days. Are you and Tuffy P OK?”. Oh yeah, we’re fine. I thought… Read More
Head for the hills, it’s banjo practice time. Here’s me attempting to play a fiddle tune known as The Forky Deer, or Forked Deer (say fork-kid).
A fiddle tune is like a cool drink of ice water – always welcome here at 27th Street. Here’s Spencer Branch playing the Forky Deer. Check out the way Kelley Breiding attacks the tune on clawhammer. Wow! Spencer Branch do songs too, not just tunes.… Read More
It’s pronounced Fork-id Deer or sometimes Forky Deer, and it’s one of my fave fiddle tunes. It’s one of the tunes I attempt to play on clawhammer banjo. Here are a couple nice performances of the tune. First up is the Berline, Crary and Hickman…… Read More
I came across this version of Forked Deer (that’s pronounced fork-kid) tonight surfing around on YouTube. I really like the relaxed pace on this one – a lot of versions of this tune seem to be played at lightning speed. The fiddler here is Joe… Read More
I posted some performances of Forked Deer the other day. It’s pronounced Fork-kid Deer by the way. I did find some notes about the name on the Traditional Tune Archive. “The dance tune known as Forked Deer is regarded as vulgar in the Ozarks, because… Read More
Enjoy Elmer Rich playing Forked Deer…. Now I know those of you who keep coming back are thinking, yeah but what does it sound like on clawhammer? Give a listen to Jeff Osborne. Now that’s some fancy clawhammer! And finally, from Randy Adams’ stream, here’s… Read More