A traditional fiddle tune, recorded live at the Rainspout festival in Yachats, OR, November 2015. [more inside]
Usually heard as 'Charleston Gals' in old-time circles these days, this was originally a minstrel-era song. [more inside]
Not the old-time tune you may be thinking of. Fretless banjo with a percussion loop. (As it happens, Garageband's Jazz drum kit instrument has a rattle that sounds a lot like a jawbone.) [more inside]
Solo stroke style arrangement on a fretless minstrel banjo. Another quickie from Briggs Banjo Instructor, 1855.
Instrumental on fretless minstrel style banjo, played more or less as arranged by Phil Rice in his 1858 banjo instructor. [more inside]
This is a new one from a short EP I just released for an upcoming tour. It's a stoney instrumental with banjo. You guys like those, right? [more inside]
Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
Another itty bitty ditty. [more inside]
My vague memory of an aphex twin melody on this here banjo that I don't really know how to play. Took me a while to figure out which tune(s) I was thinking of. [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
A quick, light-spirited, no-frills guitar/banjo instrumental.
A short arrangement for solo banjo of the stunning Gilbert & Sullivan tune from The Pirates of Penzance. [more inside]
I've decided to face my embarrassment and post this song. [more inside]
Instrumental banjo waltz, written this afternoon. [more inside]
Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
A rambling instrumental with banjo, whistling, and a few other ingredients. Mix well and serve chilled.