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Old Tar River from the Banjo Preceptor

Elias Howe's (A.K.A. Gumbo Chaff) version of J.W. Sweeny's 1840 song found in his Banjo Preceptor of 1848. It contains two extra parts not found in the Sween...

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Comment by Tim Twiss on February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
Yea...that is real nice. The extra part after the vocal breaks it up.
Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on February 13, 2014 at 9:42pm
Mark; at a glance and with the lighting, you look a little like one of my all time heroes, Lowell George. Where's your slide!
Comment by Mark Weems on February 13, 2014 at 9:56pm

Oh, so your a Little Feet fan! I got to share a green room and play on stage with Craig Fuller a few years ago. He's a real nice guy and no he didn't play "Amy" that night! That would have been a bucket list thing for me since I think that his guitar solo in that song is one of the best acoustic solos ever!

Comment by Ian Bell on February 13, 2014 at 10:13pm
That is so sweet!
Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on February 13, 2014 at 10:44pm

Nice!  I love Little Feat. I have had the glorious honor being guitar tech for Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett a year ago and again last fall. My girlfriend works with Fred's Daughter 's non profit. Rock n' Roll Royalty they are! Man I loved Lowell's music, and the the band. Rest in peace Richie and Lowell*

Comment by Paul Draper on February 15, 2014 at 2:30pm

Smooth!  Love the trills.

Comment by Strumelia on April 28, 2016 at 5:47pm

I was just enjoying this in my car today while driving around town, from your CD Mark.

It's so delightful!

Comment by Mark Weems on April 28, 2016 at 8:34pm

Thanks! Maybe we can play it at the Sweeney Convergence.


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