All posts tagged “old time music

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Sandy River Belle

I’ve been participating in the “tune of the month” at a Facebook group called Clawhammer Rules. This month’s tune is called Sandy River Belle. It’s a tune I used to play quite a bit in a specialized tuning known as, what else, Sandy River Belle… Read More

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Hippy Old Time

This morning I was playing the banjo before Ruby’s vet appointment. The tune I was playing is called Nixon’s Farewell. I first heard this tune at the Rockbridge festival down in Virginia last September. I was wandering around the park listening to jams with a… Read More

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Free Trade

Tunes for a Friday evening. Here are two of my fave performers, April Verch and Joe Newberry playing a medley of Canadian and American old time tunes (and as a bonus, April Verch fiddles and step dances at the same time). This should get your… Read More

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Clinch Mountain Backstep

I’ve been playing some of those dark “modal” tunes lately. Here’s one, called The Clinch Mountain Backstep. I believe this one comes to us from the late great Ralph Stanley, who played it with bluegrass picks rather than clawhammer (although he was a mighty clawhammer… Read More

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It’s about not knowing…

I was surfing around the YouTube a short while ago, getting my morning fix of old time music, when I stumbled across: 2 Guys Named Ben: Episode 12 Chicken Train. This immediately caught my attention because the Chicken Train CD is among my fave old… Read More