Music To Accompany A Rush To The Liquor Store Before Closing

April 6, 2008 4:14 AM

This is a solo banjo tune I've been working on recently, in the Old Time Clawhammer style. It always brings thoughts of waking up at 6:45pm, hung over, and realizing you only have 15 minutes to get ready and walk a mile to the liquor store.

I've been an Clawhammer banjo player for many years. In sunny months, I have been known to perform as a busker in hip and trendy shopping districts of Portland, OR including Hawthorne, NW 23rd, Saturday Market, and Pioneer Place for fun and profit.

posted by mediocre (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

That cooks.
posted by The White Hat at 4:37 PM on April 6, 2008

I can't get there fast enough and I keep tripping on the dusty road. Nice work mediocre.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 6:42 PM on April 6, 2008

Wow, that's some SWEET clawhammer!
posted by snsranch at 6:56 PM on April 6, 2008

Thanks all, I've grown into a real love affair with Old Time banjo music in recent years, particularly clawhammer style. Unlike Bluegrass style, it is much more versatile and can be used to play uptempo dance numbers and suicidally sad dirges..
posted by mediocre at 1:32 AM on April 7, 2008

That's some sweet right hand you got there.
posted by Jofus at 8:01 AM on April 7, 2008

Man, this sure makes a liar of your handle. I could listen to a 5-hour track of this. More pls!
posted by ORthey at 9:08 PM on April 8, 2008

Sweet. Reminiscent of Old Man Luedecke's sound.
posted by scruss at 8:03 AM on August 23, 2008

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