For enthusiasts of early banjo
From Phil Rice's Banjo Instructor, 1858. Devil's Dream / Phil Rice's Excelsior Jig / John Diamond's Walk Around. Sorry for the hiccup at 3:20!
sort of liked the hick up, if that is what it was.
This is lovely, Paul! I love the easy tempo which really brings out the delicacy and resonance of the gourd banjer...sounds more like an akonting at this tempo IMHO. Then you kick into high gear the 'grand finale' of the runs in John Diamond's at the end. Great set and beautifully played- very textured and allows one to ponder the sounds.
Nice. Devil's Dream as played in the instructor was always difficult. Seemed like half way through, you'd have to lead with your thumb, then after a few bars shift back. Anyway, are you indicating that the theme for open-mike was "Tunes from 1858"? If so, I really like that. I like context!
Ha! I know what you mean. I've been to a couple coffeehouse type things put on my "Folk" organizations, and it seemed more like a mid-60s "folk" revival with the same exact instrumental licks, etc.
Oh, BTW, that was 1960s.
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