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For enthusiasts of early banjo

Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten playing early banjo tune from the minstrel era

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 2, 2012 at 8:01am
No doubt, rhythm helps these tunes jump to life. Nice. guys.
Comment by Carl Anderton on June 2, 2012 at 10:04am

Wow, this is really good.  Love your Juba.  Pompey is great, too.  Very creative, very artistic.

Comment by Ian Bell on June 2, 2012 at 10:55am
Great groove on both tunes!
Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 2, 2012 at 7:41pm
I love songs like Pompey Run away, Juba and Whoop Jamboree, for the percussion thing goes so well with these songs. Very hypnotic. Nice job!
Comment by Paul Draper on June 4, 2012 at 8:05am

I keep coming back to this clip.  It's really nicely done!  Music distilled to its essence...

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 4, 2012 at 8:22am

I agree. I hope Lucas shows up this year at AEBG with his Djembe. Even though some combinations of percussion and banjo are not period "correct", it is great fun to experiment. This music BEGS for rhythm. In the spirit of our Minstrel forefathers, we should boldy go where no one has before...

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 4, 2012 at 9:37am

 Yes,  you guys played wonderfully.  I wish there was more of this sort of thing on here,,, rather than endless discussions on whats dot perfect.  you play when some just talk

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 4, 2012 at 10:05am

Talking is fine.

Playing is fine.

Sometimes hashing out those details paves the way for others.

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 4, 2012 at 10:16am

 I agree Tim,   it just that most of the guys who want to argue and set their standards ,, have NO vids!

for me and others to be here standing here bare,, playing, learning & making vids ,, of what we are accomplishing, however good or bad,,,,   and saying "heres what I got"  and others who arm chair, critiquing just gets old..    

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 4, 2012 at 11:16am

No one shoot me here,..but I have been playing this song on the....FIDDLE..dun dun, I did a spot recording playing the song on my banjo, then added the fiddle along with some tambourine. This song does lend opportunity to little percussion accompaniments. Similar to Whoop Jamboree.  

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