A traditional fiddle tune, recorded live at the Rainspout festival in Yachats, OR, November 2015. [more inside]
A very short bluegrass banjo piece I multi-tracked in 2005 and just now unearthed on my hard drive. [more inside]
Banjo + Trombone = Awesome? I'd love your feedback on this new project I am a member of (trombonist). Kind of "new wave bluegrass." I hope you like it.
Another naughtybilly song from Courtney McClean and the Dirty Curls, this time about ... um .. a self-evident subject. [more inside]
An old-timey, shitkicking, jug-banding, bluegrassy number about oral sex from Courtney McClean and the Dirty Curls, a band in which I play jug, jew's harp, harmonica, and sing harmony vocals. [more inside]
This is the soundtrack to a movie about Leonard Cohen going on a rafting trip in rural Appalachia. [more inside]
First track off our new album, "Heirloom." I'm playing fiddle an jawharp. [more inside]
Bluegrass song about what sometimes happens with sons and dads. (In a bluegrass/country world.) [more inside]
Very short and perhaps sweet. I've been working on this kind of music for a while and this is a good example of where I'm at with it right now. Two Chord Challenge!!! ENJOY! [more inside]
Mostly an experiment in banjo, trying to apply the clawhammer style to a more bluegrass style song. [more inside]
Deliberate Strangers - from Hog Wild and Pig Bitin' Mad [more inside]
Written by the mando player, Hamdog. I'm playing fiddle - everyone had a blast with this. [more inside]
More banjo / fiddle stuff. [more inside]
I've seen a few covers recently and decided to dig up this bluegrass version of Beck's Loser B-side masterpiece. Warning: contains the word "fuck", stark depictions of inhalant abuse, and piping hot banjo rolls.
Let's call it EMOldtimey. Or, really, let's not. It's not a damned clean rendition, but with this old heartbreaker you don't have to be. My pre-verbal niece was purported to love it, and that's good enough for me.
On preview, this sounds at least 1/4 slower than it should be. Posting anyway. It's my best so far.
Played by my Grandpa. Super Crap recording and he was a bit out of practice, but this is real old timey music from long ago in Western Appalachia. Please overlook the pops and cracks, this is the real deal.
By god, it's a bluegrass song! Thought of it because of this superlative Williams interpretation.