Sandy River Belle

August 9, 2011 4:04 PM

Another quick rendition of a traditional tune on the banjo.

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


This is kinda short, but darnit, it's beautiful! I could definitely stand to hear more if you have some. I love the echo/reverb you're using. I'm gonna try that the next time I record banjo.
posted by snsranch at 8:24 PM on August 12, 2011

Beautiful man, cross between a shanty and some nice folk - nice mix. Agree on the reverb: very very nice. I know how damned hard it is on a banjo to get some sort of alternating bass / high note riff going on with fingerpiccking (flat picking?) due to the strings being so easy to over tone but I think you accomplish it very well in this piece.

Thematically it sounds like something from Old school sid meirs Colonization or playing a board game of Le Havre - very merchanty / trading post vibe - people laughing and swapping various sundries. Lovely sound, record it longer, get an acordion / melodian player and a female vocalist - and you will have yourself one band sir.

Blinding :)
posted by Cogentesque at 2:47 PM on August 14, 2011

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