Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

November 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Mahar

I just added an appendix from the William Mahar Book "Behind the Burnt Cork Mask" showing the frequency of appearance in early minstrel songsters. It is especially interesting with the availability of the Christy Glee Book.  

Added by Tim Twiss on November 25, 2011 at 5:33pm — 8 Comments

Hurrah for the turkey banjo

Happy Holidays everybody.

Nice logo John.

Added by Tim Twiss on November 22, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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Added by James Pentecost on November 15, 2011 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

First Reenactment

This Saturday and Sunday I am finally participating in my first reenactment. Here in what is supposed to be the biggest Civil War reenactment on the West Coast, well I will have to take them at their word at it, it's my first. I was driven to this because of wanting to play this style of music. I have a Tackhead from Eric Prust, and have a few songs memorized. I'm also bringing my fiddle. We have rain in the forecast so I bet keeping my banjo in tune will be a challenge. 

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Added by Nicholas A Bechtel on November 10, 2011 at 11:01pm — 10 Comments

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Playing through "Far South"....it had a pretty good feel and the banjo was growling along rather nicely....shoulda checked the light on the camera first. Oh well, I'll leave it up for a day or so, and then scrap it. Just listen..watching gets you dizzy.

Added by Tim Twiss on November 3, 2011 at 9:53pm — 3 Comments

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