All posts tagged “old time music

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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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If Doc Watson were still with us, he would have turned 93 today. Doc Watson played huge role in popularizing Old Time music, and he was both a fine singer and a remarkable guitarist. I’ve known Doc Watson’s music since my teens when I used… Read More

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Black-eyed Suzie

Here’s the Gladson Family Band, performing Black-Eyed Suzie. This is an example of old time music in which there’s a bit of singing in what would otherwise be an instrumental, but not all the verses are sung.

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When I left for work this morning it was raining. By the time I got there it was pouring. At lunchtime, well, it was still pouring. By the time I left work, it had stopped finally. It started raining again as I took the partners… Read More