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
Here’s a performance of Martha Campbell, recorded at Midwest Banjo Camp in 2018. What a great bunch of musicians! From left to right, Steve Rosen on guitar, John Herrmann on fiddle, Erynn Marshall on fiddle, Roy Andrade on banjo and behind, I believe that’s Tom… Read More
Let’s start the week off with a little dose of western swing. Here’s Kelley & the Cowboys…. By the way, Kelly Breiding, who fronts this band, is also a kick-ass old time clawhammer banjo player. Here she is with Spencer Branch, performing Salt Creek… Wishing… Read More
John Herrman and Bruce Molsky
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.
If you’re an old time banjo or fiddle lover like me, there’s only one answer to that question – Rockingham, of course. I think I may have shared this You Tube video at some point in the past but it’s such a wonderful performance I… Read More
I haven’t posted much over the past week or so. I guess my ever-so-small brain is temporarily empty and needs to be refilled. Meanwhile, here are Emily Spencer and her late husband Thornton performing Rake and Ramblin’ boy. It’s a helluva song. I hope you… Read More
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
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
I just came across this on YouTube. Here’s John Herrmann and Bruce Molsky playing Black-eyed Suzie at Banjo Camp North. I love this performance!