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For enthusiasts of early banjo

The Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence, 2013

have you guys seen this one yet?
. I like everything about it.
. Is that Joe Ayers singing & playing it?

One of Sweeny's early songs, Jim Along Josie, played on a four-string gourd banjo, doumbek, fiddle, tin whistle, and triangle.

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Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on May 25, 2015 at 12:39pm
That's probably the best version I've heardf of this one.
Comment by Gordy Ohliger on May 25, 2015 at 12:47pm

. I appreciate the fact he played it at a reasonable speed, not all coffeed-out like modern folks.

Comment by Strumelia on May 25, 2015 at 2:44pm
Yeah, awesome tempo...brings out the heart and soul of the song and the instruments. Love that doumbek too- a drum or tambo adds so much to this personable music.
Comment by Mark Weems on May 28, 2015 at 9:27pm

Joe Ayers is in some of the pictures in the video. We played with him some at the Convergence two years ago. The recording of Jim Along Josie heard here is mine, but I'll take the mistaken identity as a compliment!

Comment by Tim Twiss on May 28, 2015 at 10:22pm

Is Joe coming to this one?

Comment by Gordy Ohliger on May 29, 2015 at 8:47am

Well Gosh, Mark....you did a fine job of it.

I appreciate it.


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