Uncle Pen

October 11, 2020 8:17 PM

An old-time take on a bluegrass tune.

I learned this from the playing of Nokosee Fields at the (virtual) Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention this afternoon. Someone in the chat said it sounded like "Melvin's" Uncle Pen, but I don't know which Melvin. Melvin Wine, maybe? It's definitely not how Bill Monroe and Kenny Baker play it, in any case.

I play everything around this tempo, so it should probably be faster, but this is where I like it. Fiddles are me, everything else is Strum Machine.

posted by hades (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Thank you, this is delightful !
posted by nicolin at 12:50 AM on October 12 [1 favorite]


yeah, agreed, very nice! i like old time tunes at this pace, to be honest . . .
posted by gorbichov at 4:44 AM on October 26 [1 favorite]


LOVE this!
posted by pedmands at 5:51 PM on November 19


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