For enthusiasts of early banjo
From Buckley's New Banjo Method, 1860. The banjo is set up with minstrel nylgut strings, tuned to eAEG#B.
I tried recording this dozens of times over the past few weeks, and at one point gave up on it entirely. I finally came back to it last night to try again.
Well, you got a good take. That is what counts. I like hearing them on the E fretted banjo. This one is also Off To California....another one of the shared names tunes club.
Yes, I've noticed, though the years, that the tune is one of those "tune families" which, with slight variations, are known under different titles. I've always assumed or wondered if "Off to California" is a direct reference to the gold rush. It would seem logical but have never been able to find it by that name in pre-1860 tune books. Has anyone else?
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