Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Wes Merchant commented on Mark Weems's video
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Tom Taggart liked Mark Weems's video
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Al Smitley commented on Mark Weems's video
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Evening Star Waltz - The Jonny Booker Band Live

"Thanks for the source.  I think I've seen the title before but didn't recognize the tune.  Very likely, there are/were more than one "Evening Star Waltz"....After typing the previous sentence, I checked and found…"
14 hours ago
Mark Weems commented on Mark Weems's video
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Evening Star Waltz - The Jonny Booker Band Live

"Benteen published it in 1846, but we got it from our fiddler whose family has been playing it for generations."
14 hours ago
Al Smitley commented on Mark Weems's video
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Evening Star Waltz - The Jonny Booker Band Live

"Nice fiddling and combination.  Source?  Date?"
15 hours ago
Chris Prieto liked Mark Weems's video
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Tom Taggart left a comment for E WAIDE WARNER JR
"Welcome to the site.  There is some great stuff here and great people."
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E WAIDE WARNER JR is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
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Tom Taggart liked Mark Weems's video
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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's video
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Carl Anderton liked Chris Prieto's video
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Mark Weems commented on Mark Weems's video
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Dixie Land - The Old Jonny Booker Band Live

"I'm playing an Ashborn banjo, James on giant tambo (rocking the lights!), Clay Shelor on Fiddle and his son Dayne on guitar. Clay is the grandson of the Shelor's that recorded at the Bristol Sessions in 1927!"
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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's video
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Dixie Land - The Old Jonny Booker Band Live

"Wish they could play at my town's contra dance!    FUN! What the heck- are those lights hooked up to the band?? Please name the various musicians?"
yesterday
Chris Prieto commented on Chris Prieto's video
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Brighton Jig

"Thanks for the kind words, ya'll deff. got me feeling better about my performance this Sunday :) Richard I will deff get in touch when were up there it would be a joy to jam out."
yesterday
Chris Prieto commented on John Masciale's video
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New banjo

"I can vouch for Brians pages for that is where I started :) I also emailed a bunch of banjo makers, most got back to me with lots of helpful tricks n tips"
yesterday
Brian Kimerer commented on John Masciale's video
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New banjo

"I have built three gourd banjos. I documented how I did it on my web pages. You could start by skimming those pages to see if you might be interested in starting that journey. Gourd Banjo 1 Gourd Banjo 2 Gourd Banjo 3 My latest banjo is a huge…"
yesterday
Tom Taggart liked Chris Prieto's video
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Tom Taggart commented on John Masciale's video
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New banjo

"Nice sound.  I wish I had the talent/nerve to try to build an instrument."
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Andy Chase liked Tim Twiss's video
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Confessions of a slacker ? (boo hoo)

Started by Strumelia in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia on Thursday. 7 Replies

Folks seem to love the grapevine twist

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ian Bell on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Cravat tying blues

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chris Prieto on Monday. 2 Replies

4 stringer appreciations

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mark Weems Apr 21. 14 Replies

Blue Eagle Jail

Started by Andy Chase in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tom Messmer Apr 18. 4 Replies

 
 
 

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