Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

April 2015 Blog Posts (2)

The banjo in the painting

Hello, friends. I probably won't post much, but I enjoy reading your posts, listening, and watching your videos. And playing my Bell Boucher--thanks Terry for a great banjo!

But I signed up because I wanted to share something I saw on a visit last week to the Frist Center here in Nashville, our local art center, which is hosting an exhibit of 19th century American art. 

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Added by Mark Miller-McLemore on April 29, 2015 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Period Authenticity and Being Heard


I perform in a trio that plays music ranging primarily from 1800 to 1864 - some earlier, none later. Our instrumentation is minstrel banjo, romance guitar, and violin. We perform in a number of different locations throughout the course of a year, many of which are outdoors, and many of which involve large numbers of people.

Performing outdoors is bad enough - we perform mainly in the very flat land of Louisiana and Arkansas and Mississippi, so there is rarely…


Added by Charles Edward Lee on April 1, 2015 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment


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