Here’s Bonaparte’s March, featuring a concertina player! It’s Nathan Lee McAlister, Jack and Lee Ann Sours. Anyone who has heard me play clawhammer banjo knows this is one of my fave tunes to play.
Ok, it’s still way early for apple blossoms, but today spring was in the air. Here’s the Earl White Stringband performing Apple Blossom.
Here’s the late great Melvin Wine. Melvin Wine was a great old time fiddler from West Virginia. he was born in 1909 and passed in 2003. There are a few other excellent videos on YouTube besides this one, so if you like what you hear,… Read More
Here’s Old Buck performing Icy Mountain (found on the YouTube)…
I met up with Ted and Isabel today to play some Old Time music. We’ve been having these sessions regularly, and I am enjoying them so much. Ted and I had already been playing together for a while before Isabel joined us. We had a… Read More
Here’s Hopping Jenny performing a great Garry Harrison Tune, Dull Chisel….
Here’s R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders
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
Here’s another tune from our practice session yesterday, this one with a special guest appearance towards the end from our Newfoundland dog George. I know this tune as Rachel, but it’s apparently also known in some places as the Texas Quickstep, the St. Louis Quickstep,… Read More
My friend Ted and I had a “Jack Antler” practice session this afternoon and we took the opportunity to record a few tunes on video. Here is a version of a tune called Sandy Boys. I’ve heard this tune attributed to West Virginia fiddler Edden… Read More