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Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

ShH 408t: Bennington

Merry Christmas! Here's an arrangement of Bennington, No. 408t in the Shenandoah Harmony (www.shenandoahharmony.com). Poetry by Isaac Watts 1706, original shape note arrangement by Billings, 1770. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Dec 18, 2013 - 3 comments

3 Legged Dog

A very short and simple ode to my dog who I love. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jul 1, 2012 - 9 comments

Beautiful Bidet

A short song about the positive and then the negative male relationships in my life. Features classical guitar, reverbed out bowed banjo, auto-tuning, synth, french doors slamming. This is the latest in a string of versions of this song, having trouble finishing it. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Jun 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Sandy River Belle

Another quick rendition of a traditional tune on the banjo.
posted by tmcw on Aug 9, 2011 - 2 comments

Old Joe Clark

A quick rendition of the traditional tune on an Enoch banjo with a touch of guitar.
posted by tmcw on Aug 7, 2011 - 2 comments

Dynamite

Just what the world needs: another cover of a hit pop song by a white guy with his guitar. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 comments

St. James Infirmary Blues

Who Hit John tries our hand at this old standard. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Feb 16, 2011 - 9 comments

The Church's Desolation (and Old Hundred)

Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Nov 10, 2010 - 2 comments

Lazy John

Old-time fiddle tune performed by the usual gang at The People's Pint in Greenfield, Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 comments

Old Joe Clark

An old-time chestnut on guitar, mandolin, and my new Menzies tackhead banjo [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 comments

Where you are

This is a quick little tune about a few people I'll never meet. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on May 18, 2010 - 10 comments

Cowboy's Dream

A first stab at an old-time fiddle tune I've been obsessed with lately. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jan 15, 2010 - 0 comments

O Little Town of Bethlehem

My second entry to Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009. Clawhammer banjo and guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 19, 2009 - 7 comments

Angeline the Baker

Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 comments

Handlebars

Another itty bitty ditty. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Sep 4, 2009 - 11 comments

Staring Into Headlights

Dark sounds for an old barn. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 7, 2009 - 7 comments

Fingerpickujah

A largely pointless endeavor, a rendition of Hallelujah with quick fingerpicking and banjos (what's new?).
posted by ORthey on Jun 21, 2009 - 11 comments

Hillbillujah

This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 18, 2009 - 15 comments

Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifters

First track off our new album, "Heirloom." I'm playing fiddle an jawharp. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 4, 2009 - 8 comments

Harpy Go Lurky

A quick, light-spirited, no-frills guitar/banjo instrumental.
posted by ORthey on Mar 19, 2009 - 19 comments

My Heart Will Give You Up

The third and final installment of my 2009 Valentine's day project. Celine Dion + Rick Astley, as if the internet needed another rickroll. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 comments

Saint V. Massacree

Guitar Rag, with banjo. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 12, 2009 - 10 comments

Way up high

I've decided to face my embarrassment and post this song. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 27, 2008 - 10 comments

The Accursed Hat, Version II

A rendition of Jofus' brilliant cowboy epic. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 17, 2008 - 8 comments

Santa Claus is comin' to town

A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 13, 2008 - 9 comments

Elves in Iceland

Sort of a cheating entry to the wildcard challenge - a flowy, stringy instrumental. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 29, 2008 - 8 comments

Oh! Susanna

Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Jun 3, 2008 - 10 comments

Go Home Metronome

An exhausting afternoon called for extensive multitracking and math-rocking minus the thinking part. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 13, 2008 - 2 comments

Movin' On Up

The lazy cracker, banjo-infused version of the Jeffersons theme song. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on May 12, 2008 - 13 comments

Tell Yourself

I suppose this is the equivalent of my last yay new instrument song. Banjo, 'lectric guitar, 'lectric drums, singin. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 6, 2008 - 2 comments

My little place

A repetitive, driving song featuring my first foray into recording piano-ery. It also has a jammy rockout outro (rockoutro?). [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 8, 2008 - 4 comments

No Going Back

This is not the happiest song I've ever written. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Apr 1, 2008 - 6 comments

Sunday Front Porch

Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 comments

My Bones

Recorded at O'Duffy's pub on that infamous night. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Feb 29, 2008 - 3 comments

La Tarea

A musical version of an old Spanish assigment from high school that I found in a box. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 25, 2008 - 11 comments

Louis Collins

Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 14, 2008 - 8 comments

Stay

cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight! Gift of Music sidefight.
posted by The White Hat on Feb 1, 2008 - 6 comments

Further Than a Stone

Written by the mando player, Hamdog. I'm playing fiddle - everyone had a blast with this. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 10, 2008 - 16 comments

As kids

A short instrumental, played over an old tape of me reading something in French as a kid. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Jan 9, 2008 - 20 comments

Michigan Boy

Here's one with me singing and playing the harp. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 8, 2008 - 8 comments

Janie in the Lake

More banjo / fiddle stuff. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 4, 2008 - 8 comments

Blue Train

Old-timey / bluesy ditty from our new album. That's me on fiddle. :D [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 3, 2008 - 11 comments

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much

Adaptation (more or less) of an Ogden Nash poem of the same name. Essentially an apology from an aging man who spends his time boring people with the same stories.
posted by ORthey on Dec 13, 2007 - 7 comments

Weighin' me down

English, French, backup vocals, slide, banjo, bam!
posted by ORthey on Nov 30, 2007 - 20 comments

Jessamyn's Song

Well boys and girls, I imagine this is what it would sound like if one was lucky enough to hang out on the front porch with our favorite banjo picking librarian. Yes, that's jessamyn on banjo! (collaboration)
posted by snsranch on Nov 29, 2007 - 20 comments

A Shrieking Blue

Very short, two sparse verses, some pickin'. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Nov 10, 2007 - 10 comments

Your Melodies

Basically a song about a failed friendship, which as we all know is best done with several banjo tracks!
posted by ORthey on Nov 2, 2007 - 10 comments

Old Man

A cover of my very favorite Randy Newman song, which is also maybe the saddest song I know.
posted by ORthey on Jul 28, 2007 - 6 comments

Sidewinder

Tuned the guitar way down and added some banjo. This song does this thing where it equates "snake" with "girl." Like a metaphor, see. Also: it seems to play better through headphones (possibly because of the use of stereo). But maybe I just have bad speakers.
posted by ORthey on Jul 10, 2007 - 6 comments

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