Whiskey Pearl

July 25, 2008 6:57 AM

Mostly an experiment in banjo, trying to apply the clawhammer style to a more bluegrass style song.

I'm not a big fan of bluegrass (too fast, flashy, too impersonal) but felt like screwing around with a couple train-a-comin drum loops and some acoustic instruments. I'm satisfied with the sound, and think the clawhammer fits in well with the otherwise modern (in comparison to my mountain clawhammer style anyways) song style..

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

Without knowing what was hypothesized, I'd call the experiment a success. Good sound. I'm a huge sucker for train shuffle drums.
posted by kingbenny at 10:18 AM on July 25, 2008

Wow, the sound is great! This is a great basis for a tune, and I'd love to hear this fleshed out however oyu see fit -- more sections, lyrics, a lead part... I'd personally go for a violin.

Experiment: success!
posted by danb at 3:26 PM on July 25, 2008

I think the guitar (?) kind of muddies it up in the middle there, but the banjo is unbelievably awesomely played, and the melody it's playing is great. What a groove!
posted by edlundart at 11:23 PM on July 25, 2008

This is a great. I feel totally differently about bluegrass than you do... but if it takes disliking bluegrass to produce this... carry on :-)
posted by phrontist at 2:36 AM on July 26, 2008

Excellent banjo and drums. Sing over it!
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 10:55 PM on July 28, 2008

Great stuff. I can almost hear the voices singing in my head.
posted by micayetoca at 3:42 PM on July 29, 2008

This is super great. Totally agree with danb -- take this from experiment to finished product immediately. Add some dickpunching lyrics, maybe?
posted by Rock Steady at 4:45 AM on August 5, 2008

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