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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

New York March

One more 1865 banjo tune for the city songs challenge trifecta! This is another Frank B. Converse composition. Fretless banjo and tambourine, a bit of reverb for extra stateliness.
posted by usonian on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 comments

Philadelphia Jig

Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Boston Jig

Getting in just under the wire for the May/June city song challenge, this is a short little banjo tune from Buckley's New Banjo Method of 1860. Fretless minstrel banjo, parlor guitar, bones and tambourine.
posted by usonian on Jun 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Walk Into De Funeral Parlor Jig

Minor variation on an old minstrel tune. Fretless tackhead banjo, marginally played tambourine and bones. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 comments

Danville Girl

Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
posted by l2p on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 comments

Year of Jubilo

This month's challenge isn't much of a challenge for someone who plays oldtime music anyway, but I figure I get extra points for recording this American Civil War era tune on my new gourd banjo. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 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

The Wassail Song

My first contribution to the Hark! The Herald Banjo Rings 2009 project. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Dec 9, 2009 - 2 comments

Old Friend

It's been way, way, way too long since I posted any music here, or in fact recorded anything. Anyway, it's always rough starting back up, but always a little interesting. Here's a song I was planning on submitting for the monthly challenge, but apparently I am unable to make scary music. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 24, 2009 - 4 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

All Day Long

Very short and perhaps sweet. I've been working on this kind of music for a while and this is a good example of where I'm at with it right now. Two Chord Challenge!!! ENJOY! [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Apr 13, 2009 - 9 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

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

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

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

the River Girl

A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
posted by verysleeping on Jul 5, 2007 - 14 comments

The most frozenest river around

A song inspired by crossing the frozen river Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This song is short, simple, and basically three choruses and no verses. That's right - screw the verses!
posted by ORthey on Jun 29, 2007 - 12 comments

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