Whiskey Before Breakfast

February 18, 2015 12:31 PM

An arrangement of the traditional fiddle tune with its not-often-heard lyrics. Full album now streaming on Bandcamp.

Based in Eugene Oregon, Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts are a four-piece band playing Old-time, New-time, Ragtime, and Bluetime. Country-blues, city-blues, bluegrass, old-time string band tunes, early country favorites, a few rags, fiddle numbers, and a handful of altogether new tunes.

We have Corwin playing the resophonic guitar; the upstanding Josh Britten on the standing up bass; MetaFilter's own Jeremy Sher, surefire fiddle aficionado; and Tim Long, the Washboard Wizard.

posted by OverlappingElvis (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I've been playing this tune as an instrumental for years, and I knew it had lyrics. This is the first time I've actually heard them. Glad I heard them this way - this is great.

Thanks for this!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:59 PM on February 20, 2015

Norman Blake's album Whiskey Before Breakfast had a huge impact on my guitar playing. Spent a lot of time learning to do something like what Norman was doing..
posted by LeaJones99 at 3:41 PM on February 22, 2015

Wow, fantastic.
posted by chococat at 9:15 PM on February 25, 2015

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