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Help me pay for this site!

Hi everyone.  I have just added a Donate tab to the site.  I just paid for the site for another year ($240).  I would appreciate it if peop…

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Time to help pay for this site

I have paid $240 for this site for another year .  The payment widget I used to use is no longer available, so the procedure is a little di…

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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam N…

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Jim Hartel Boucher for sale

I can’t find just now, but someone had a Hatell Boucher to sell.  I’ve been playing the password game far a while, and finally seem to have…

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0 on Monday

Strum Machine

Has anyone tried using Strum Machine? I just signed up for a free trial and am enjoying it, especially because I don't play with others and…

Started by Al Smitley

3 Jun 23
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Do you like Buckley? Briggs'? Converse?  Need new material? 

Started by Timothy Twiss

16 May 14
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Dave Kirchner's Original Giant Early Tambourine (20 inches)

Started by Mark Weems

4 Apr 6
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On Picayune Butler, T. A. Brown, George Nichols, T. D, Rice and “Jim Crow”

About 7 years ago, prodded by a contract from Oxford University Press and Harvard's  African American biography database,  I set out to wri…

Started by Tony Thomas

2 Mar 19

Why Ethiopians?

I'm hoping someone can offer insights that escape me.  It seems that Ethiopia gained a lot of reference in the mid-19th C minstrel genre...…

Started by Al Smitley

4 Mar 5
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JEB Stuart

I don't know if it's good or whether Sam Sweeney might be mentioned but a program about JEB Stuart airs several times on CSPAN2 this weeken…

Started by Al Smitley

1 Feb 12
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Early Banjo Resource

Hey Everyone....Tim Twiss here. I did some work on my banjo site, and you might want to check it out. I have all the PDF files for Early Ba…

Started by Timothy Twiss

2 Feb 5
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CDV of Swain Buckley on ebay...

Pretty cool CDV up on ebay at the moment. Oddball banjo with 2 chanterelles, 22 inlaid frets. Pretty reasonable dating via the photographer…

Started by Trapdoor2

7 Nov 22, 2021
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Japanese Grand March

Japanese%20Grand%20March%20-%20Full%20Score.pdf That one is transcribed "as is" from the original notation in the Buckley 1860 Japanese%20…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Nov 7, 2021
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