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Joe Ayers (banjo), Mark Weems (fiddle), James Pentecost (jawbone), Mike Wesley (guitar), and Sule Greg Wilson (tambo), performing Old Zip Coon on the Tavern ...

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Comment by Strumelia on October 6, 2013 at 1:06pm

I love the combination of sounds here.    :)

Comment by Strumelia on October 6, 2013 at 1:09pm

Is there a picture of Joe's gourd banjo someplace to get a better look at it, and who made it?

Is Sule playing a Terry Bell tambo by any chance?- it's got that big brass jingle sound.

Comment by Mark Weems on October 6, 2013 at 3:19pm

I'm not sure who made Sule's Tambo, but we had a great time playing with him. I've posted several video's of Joe playing his Pete Ross 4 string gourd. You can also see it at this link, as well as listen to some wonderful tracks from Joe's Phil Rice CD. http://joeayers.tumblr.com/page/2

Comment by Strumelia on October 6, 2013 at 4:37pm

Ah yes now I recall-  the 4 stringer with no bass string, like very long ago.  Yes I saw that before- nice!

Comment by James Pentecost on October 6, 2013 at 8:01pm

Lisa- I believe the tambourine was made by George Wunderlich.

Comment by Strumelia on October 6, 2013 at 9:34pm

Thank you James!

Comment by Sule Greg Wilson on January 3, 2021 at 1:51am

Hello, Strumelia!  Yes; James Pentecost is correct.  That tambo was made by Deacon George, with that hand-beaten brass jingle tone!


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