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!
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.