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A lovely tune collected in Southside, Virginia, late 18th century.
17 hours ago
4 String Gourd Banjo, Ashborn Parlor Guitar (c.1850), Tambourine, Shakere, Whistle.
Joe Ayers, Mark Weems, & Paul Draper on the Meeks General Store porch during the Sweeney Banjo…
Played on a circa 1850 James Ashborn guitar.
My just acquired original James Ashborn guitar from the late 1840's.
A great reproduction made by Dave Kirchner in Maryland. Goat skin head.
G.P Knauff (1839) tune on a tied-gut fretted gourd.
These two instruments were collected by Sloane on his trip to Jamaica in the 1680's. Early banjo tu…
A popular Irish polka from the 1700's on a fretted Ashborn reproduction banjo.
My new Ashborn reproduction banjo. Only five of these were ever made and now I've got one!
Dec 19, 2016
One of the most popular comic songs of the 1830's. Played on a 4 string "Liberty" gourd banjo made…
Nov 21, 2016
The Rev. playing his giant 4 string gourd banjo and singing!
Oct 24, 2016
Sweeney Minstrel, 4 String Gourd, Percussion, and Vocal!
Oct 12, 2016
A comparison of the same tune with gut frets. Thanks Tom Berghan for tips on trying frets!
Oct 10, 2016
A lovely little tune from "Fiddle Tunes From the American Revolution: A collection of minuets, coun…
Oct 3, 2016
A recent little fun collaboration with Tom Berghan!
Sep 6, 2016
The great Dave Kirchner during a late night session at the 2016 Sweeney Convergence, performing Dan…
Aug 1, 2016
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