Danville Girl

February 22, 2010 11:31 PM

Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally.

Played on a 1923 Vega Whyte Laydie 10" banjo and recorded straight to a Tascam DR-1 portable recorder.

posted by l2p (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You are definitely channeling Dock here. Sounds great.

Um... who are you? That is, if you don't mind my asking. Do you have other music online? MySpace, anything like that?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:49 AM on February 23, 2010

Thank you. I'm playing my first real show out tomorrow in Seattle.

i've got some stuff up on Youtube.
posted by l2p at 8:41 PM on February 23, 2010

I agree, sounds great.
posted by chococat at 6:59 PM on February 26, 2010

Really quite excellent. Do you mind if I ask the tuning you're using? I play some clawhammer, but haven't tried the Dock thing yet.
posted by LucretiusJones at 9:59 PM on February 28, 2010

Lovely job. Makes me homesick.
posted by Pecinpah at 6:16 PM on March 4, 2010

I call it the Dock Boggs tuning, but I don't know the names of the notes. You start with open G. The 2nd string gets dropped down to match the 3rd string at the 2nd fret. The 5th string is run down a fret to match the 1st at the 4th fret. Hope that makes sense. On many of Dock's songs he would also drop the 4th string down 2 half steps to C. You're gonna get a pinky work out if you do that, but it's a defining characteristic of his versions of Pretty Polly and Oh, Death.
posted by l2p at 10:03 PM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

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