Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

This is a short video showing my gourd banjo in its various stages of construction, accompanied by the finished product playing a tune. Jay Moschella made the banjo and took the pictures. I am playing "Harper's Jig", which is also found on my CD "The Grape Vine Twist".

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Comment by James Pentecost on March 18, 2012 at 9:06pm

Wonderful tone!

Comment by Steve Jeter on March 19, 2012 at 9:03am

 Beautiful sound and looks!

Comment by Tim Twiss on March 19, 2012 at 9:25am

Thanks. This was one where there was an effort with good equipment to capture the sound and great properties of the instrument. I plan on doing another series of quality recordings this year.  

Comment by Al Smitley on March 19, 2012 at 11:12am

Good to hear that!  Another CD, Tim?

Comment by Tim Twiss on March 19, 2012 at 12:16pm

No, not another CD, but rather a site dedicated to quality individual tracks to perchase ala carte. I have so much material I want to put up and have available. 

Comment by Charles Edward Lee on October 8, 2014 at 1:59pm

Nice sound! I love gourd banjos anyway, but unlike too many I've heard, yours has a full, rich timbre.

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