Added by Rob Morrison on September 30, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments
I heard a great story on the weekend.
I got talking banjo at a gig with Lewis Melville, an old musical acquaintance of mine from Guelph, Ontario. He had recently sponsored a visit to Canada by a musician from Mali who plays one of the many banjo-like traditional instruments in use in Africa these days. (I forget which)
In any case it's one of the ones with a thumb string (or two) and is basically played in what we'd think of in a stroke style.
He took the guy around to…Continue
This looks pretty good if it's as described.
WHY WE DO THIS
Today my fiddling friend Norm Boggs and I did our usual monthly living history summer presentation at The Duke Homestead Historic site in Durham North Carolina. It was a perfect day, the sun was shining, it wasn't too hot, there was a nice breeze, we were in the shade, there were lots of visitors, all was well with the world. We were situated in the front yard of the homestead which is on a hill which overlooks acres of woods, pasture, and a tobacco plot. …Continue
Added by Tim Twiss on September 3, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments