For enthusiasts of early banjo
There are 496 audio files played by Tim Twiss on this historical and monumental recording project,…
Another one of Sweeny's songs, first published in 1841, although he was performing it in New York i…
Stuart Mason: Brown's Ferry Blues on Gourd Banjo.
From Buckley's Banjo Guide of 1868, by way of Tim Twiss' book of tab transcriptions (timtwiss.com).…
Tags: Paul, draper
Mark Bridge presents Historical Notes - music of Victorian America. A few samples from the popular…
From Phil Rice's Banjo Instructor of 1858.
Tags: draper, Paul
Two from Frank Converse's banjo instructor of 1865 - the "yellow book".
Tags: reel, Paul
From Buckley's Banjo Method, 1860. This one would pair nicely with Rapahanock Jig.
Tags: dance, fancy
After about two months of practicing the bones. I'm still working on basic rhythms, nothing fancy y…
Tags: de, Mountain
my first attempt at a recording of minstrel banjo ... recommendations on playing technique will be…
From Buckley's Banjo Method of 1860.
From Buckley's Banjo Method, 1860.
Tags: 1860, buckley
Arrangement from Briggs' Banjo Instructor, 1855.
Tags: 1855, briggs
A collaboration with my niece! She did the excellent artwork and played drum, I played banjo, bones…
Tags: jig, circus
One of Joel Walker Sweeny's songs first published in 1840, played on a four-string gourd and an Afr…
Pry Barn Serenaders (John Masciale, Mark Weems, Tim Twiss, Carl Anderton, John Allin) perform "Jim…
Last one in the series of recording "The Banjoist's Budget" by A Baur 1883.
I found this from when I did some transcriptions of Blind Uncle Gaspar
# 48 in the Baur Book.
This is from a Southside Virginia plantation copybook from the late 18th century. 4 string gourd ba…
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