I really miss getting together with my buddy Ted to play a bunch of old time tunes. Before the combination of pandemic and cold weather shut us down, Tuffy P was joining us on gutbucket as well. Once we have some consistently pleasant weather, we… Read More
I’ve heard this tune called Salt River or Salt Creek and even as Salty River. I don’t know much about it, but it’s loads of fun to play. Ted Myerscough and I recorded this at 27th Street the other day. We just used my camera… Read More
My friend Ted and I have been playing Big Scioty for some time. It’s named after the Scioto River in Ohio. I’ve heard the tune called Big Scioty or Big Sciota as well. This one has words, although it’s often played as an instrumental. It’s… Read More
Here are Ted and I playing Pretty Little Dog. I don’t know very much about this tune, except it is usually attributed to Lee Triplett. It’s a lot of fun to play (even if we both look super-serious). This video was shot by Candy Minx.
Jack Antler is: Eugene Knapik, clawhammerTed Myerscough, guitarThis tune was written by Mark Jones. I learned it at Midwest Banjo Camp a few years ago at a workshop about Grandpa and Ramona Jones and family, taught by Cathy Barton. Filmed on the streets of Toronto… Read More
Jack Antler (that’s me on clawhammer banjo and Ted Myerscough on guitar) will be busking in the gazebo at Lake Shore and Eighth St. in New Toronto (north side) on Sunday between 2 and 3:30 pm – courtesy of the Lakeshore Village BIA. If you’re… Read More
As most of you know, I play in a little Old Time duo called Jack Antler, with Ted Myerscough on guitar. We’ll be playing a few tunes tonight at the Fair Grounds Open Mic at 3785 Lake Shore Blvd W (near Brown’s Line). the open… Read More
How many old time tunes have Bonaparte in the title? There’s Bonaparte’s Retreat, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, this one, which is Bonaparte’s March and maybe more. I love this tune; I love its relentlessness, its inevitability. This is Jack Antler – Ted Myerscough on guitar… Read More
A big thanks to Bill R for shooting some video for us. Please excuse the ambient noise such as the espresso machine and so on…. Ted Myerscough: guitar + Eugene Knapik: clawhammer banjo
Here’s Jack Antler again, this time performing Greasy Coat. This was at our local open mic last night at Fair Grounds Coffee – right here in Long Branch. Ted Myerscough on Guitar and me on clawhammer banjo.