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The New Salem Serenaders (Ron Gordon - guitar; Paul Draper - banjo) performing at the Old Songs Sampler Concert, Voorheesville, NY, 23 Jan 2016.

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Comment by Paul Draper on January 25, 2016 at 7:34pm
Well, here's one more clip from Saturday night's concert. Thanks for listening!
Comment by Al Smitley on January 25, 2016 at 8:05pm

Another good one....er two!   What is the venue?  Just curious.

Comment by Timothy Twiss on January 25, 2016 at 8:19pm

How you picking what you do with a Briggs or Rice Banjo tuning with your vocals?

Comment by Al Smitley on January 25, 2016 at 8:27pm

Yeah, I noticed that it was in Rice tuning.  Do you bring two banjos?  I don't have much range and have a heck of a time.  At my presentation at AEBG, I actually tuned down to F!

Comment by Paul Draper on January 25, 2016 at 10:54pm
Yes - two banjos. Turns out I can sing Keemo better in A; I think the Boucher sounds good in the A/E tuning.
Comment by Timothy Twiss on January 25, 2016 at 11:05pm

It is a slightly shorter scale and tolerates either key ( as was my experience with one )

Comment by Paul Draper on January 25, 2016 at 11:20pm
You're right. I haven't tried tuning the Ashborn up to A/E. The scale is a little longer. Nylgut probably wouldn't be a problem, but not sure about gut. It's nice having two banjos for these occasions.
Comment by Timothy Twiss on January 25, 2016 at 11:22pm

I use guitar for tunes in A E F etc these days

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