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From Frank Converse's "Yellow book" of 1865. Too much road noise and timing still a little bit stif…
This one had flown under my radar until I saw the video from Appomattox - a really nice elegant lit…
Tags: style, stroke
An early fingerstyle banjo piece by Frank B. Converse, from the "green book" of 1865. (Played here…
Tags: converse, waltz
An early finger style banjo piece By Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 "New and Complete Method for…
Tags: guitarstyle, polka
Dec 4, 2016
This well-known song was written in 1858 by Benjamin Hanby. This fingerstyle arrangement for 5 stri…
Tags: 1868, buckley
Nov 7, 2016
A simple but eloquent arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune, from James Buckley's 'New Banjo Guide…
Tags: foster, buckley
Nov 4, 2016
I can't believe I hadn't recorded a video of this old chestnut before. I did an audio recording for…
Nov 2, 2016
By Frank Converse, from "The Yellow Book" of 1865. Baby turkeys clamoring in the background.
Tags: brightonjig, converse
Jul 25, 2016
Tim's recent repost of the Gettysburg videos reminded me that this has been on my list forever. Wor…
Tags: breakdown, briggs
Jul 23, 2016
What with all these Old Joes flying around I figured I should include the first version of 'Old Joe…
May 3, 2016
From Buckley's Banjo Guide of 1860. Still working out how best to play that little run in the 7th a…
Tags: Canaan, 1860
Apr 17, 2016
I'm continually surprised by the tunes that have slipped under my radar; I've been looking at the B…
Tags: fiddle, tune
Apr 15, 2016
Credited to James Buckley, from Phil Rice's 1858 book 'Correct Method for the Banjo: With or Withou…
Tags: Buckley, Rice
Oct 16, 2015
From the 1860 Buckley book.
Tags: waltz, buckley
Oct 16, 2015
From Buckley's Banjo Method, 1860. This one would pair nicely with Rapahanock Jig.
Tags: dance, fancy
Sep 11, 2015
From Buckley's Banjo Method of 1860.
Sep 7, 2015
From Buckley's Banjo Method, 1860.
Tags: 1860, buckley
Sep 1, 2015
Arrangement from Briggs' Banjo Instructor, 1855.
Tags: 1855, briggs
Aug 29, 2015
A collaboration with my niece! She did the excellent artwork and played drum, I played banjo, bones…
Tags: jig, circus
Aug 27, 2015
An arrangement by Phil Rice from his 1858 'Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master', with a b…
Tags: 1858, rice
Aug 11, 2015
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