"Well, jeez Louise, I didn't realize it was a 2019 project! Thought it was new, because a friend had posted it for International Women's Day. And that's fine -- but, more like the one two years ago. Oh well, it…"
Just became aware of what I believe is a new project by Smithsonian Folkways. If Greg or somebody has already posted it, I didn't search the right way. Anyhow here is the link, lots of coverage of Rhiannon Giddens and photos of her with her James Hartel banjo. The very moving sound sample (video) that I watched features her, but not the banjo.…See More
We are hosting an Early American Banjo gathering. The committee for this event are John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitley, and Andy Chase. At the end of the last gathering there was a lot of interest in continuing with the gathering, but we needed a new venue. After a lot of searching we are pleased to announce that Renfrew Museum is willing to host us.Our goals are:!. To educate about and create an appreciation for the early American banjo, its musical repertoire, and its role in…See More
After a few machine mis steps, I have gotten a copy (of the Gumbo Chaff book)to Mr. Tim Twiss, who has cleaned it up a bit, and should have it available to share.
An application to him should get you a better copy than the one I could supply.
Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but getting it sent (to Tim) distracted me, I'm afraid!
Yes, I'll be happy to try and post a larger version of the photo on the Harpers Ferry thread. Colin was the young boy and Cynthia Connolly was the woman from Arlington. Other than that, I don't know most people's last names, either, but I believe Melinda was going to send out a list with everyone's contact info.