Minstrel Banjo

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Ooops!  I didn't intend all the members to be sidelined by my discussion with Mark Weems about pre-Sweeney banjos.  I thought I was sending…

Started by Al Smitley

7 Feb 3
Reply by Timothy Twiss

On Picayune Butler, T. A. Brown, George Nichols, T. D, Rice and “Jim Crow”

About 7 years ago, prodded by a contract from Oxford University Press and Harvard's  African American biography database,  I set out to wri…

Started by Tony Thomas

0 Jan 24

History of the banjo presentation

I have been recruited to present a "History of the Banjo" presentation for a local historical society.  What credible sources might be sugg…

Started by Al Smitley

4 Jan 24
Reply by Tony Thomas

Early Banjo Volume 1

My Freshman effort and world wide sensation "Early Banjo Volume 1" is available on CD for $10.00 including shipping. I found a stash of 1 d…

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Jan 12

Kick off the New Year TotW...

Unless someone has a different tune they prefer, how about kicking off the new year with Don't You Hear De Bulgine?? To me, it appears dec…

Started by Rob Mohr

5 Jan 3
Reply by Michael Cypret

TOTW 12/9/19

Who will anoint a piece for this week ?

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Dec 10, 2019
Reply by Rob Mohr

TOTW 11/25/19

This has been great. Since there is a lull, I'd like to jump in and suggest the next one. How about "What's Going On?" from the monumental…

Started by Timothy Twiss

4 Nov 26, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

TotW - 18 NOV 2019

I have it down to the following from Buckley 1868 (Tim's book): Buckley's Hornpipe, Dan Emmett's Reel, or Lazy Joe (Jig)... Somebody make…

Started by Rob Mohr

5 Nov 23, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Giant Bohdran Banjo

I have to share this. Checkout the giant banjo Par Engstrand made. Classic-banjo.ning.  I think it sounds great! https://classic-banjo.ning

Started by Michael Cypret

0 Nov 20, 2019


I nominate Mr. Chris Prieto to choose this week’s TOTW

Started by Paul Draper

19 Nov 17, 2019
Reply by Rob Mohr



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