So (toot toot) I recorded a new CD. It is called "Elegant Plunk" and contains 16 original compositions written in the style of the mid 19th Century on my fretted Minstrel Banjo. It was recorded and Mastered in a top studio in Ann Arbor, and really brings out the wonderful colors of the Early Banjo. Many tunes were written in homage to my friends at Ning, with songs named for them ( much like the practice of 19th Century). Mostly fingerstyle, it flips back and and forth to Stroke in the Hybrid Style. Pure banjo! I get the product this week, but I am offering it to my Ning friends for a pre-release price of $9.50 including shipping. Also, I will send the printed music to you (electronic PDF) if requested.
Here is the link
Is it available at Milford Music?
It will be.
Right on! Finally upgraded my giant pile of disheveled papers I call the 1868 buckley book to the bound version as well.
I had the pleasure of listening to this late last night on high end headphones. What a treat!
The compositions on this CD blow me away! Beautifully played, intricate, interesting, varied, musical, fresh, playful...just great!
Off hand, I found that my favorite was Merchant's Frederick Frolic.
Sample it here
I have this on 'repeat play' in my car at the moment. Well done!
Favorites: ", "Gnomatic Jig" (which could have been written by Buckley, IMO) " ...and for some reason, "Smith's Alabama Reel"
TAB booklet coming out soon?
Thanks! I'm on it. Might take a little while. Will send results to you for approval.
Timothy Twiss said: