Latest dispatch in über-short traditional clawhammer banjo songs. [more inside]
My first recording to share: this is the old-time banjo tune Spotted Pony, played on my new (to me) Bart Reiter fretless banjo, equipped with NylGut strings. Tuning is double-C.
Another quick rendition of a traditional tune on the banjo.
A quick rendition of the traditional tune on an Enoch banjo with a touch of guitar.
Guitar, banjo, and vox arrangement of the shapenote tune, The Church's Desolation, number 89 in The Sacred Harp. A quick fingerstyle arrangement of Old Hundred (49 on the top) was tacked onto the front. [more inside]
An old-time chestnut on guitar, mandolin, and my new Menzies tackhead banjo [more inside]
Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
Traditional old-time fiddle tune in D, instrumental clawhammer banjo & guitar. [more inside]
A traditional old-timey tune as recorded by my pseudonymous string band, Crookneck John. [more inside]
Summer's nearly over, but never fear -- it's always the sunniest season on your HiFi! Ford and the Prefects and the Don Ho Symphony Orchestra present "Hawaii," this year's breakout good-times swingle. [more inside]
The third and final installment of my 2009 Valentine's day project. Celine Dion + Rick Astley, as if the internet needed another rickroll. [more inside]
Guitar Rag, with banjo. [more inside]
A short arrangement for solo banjo of the stunning Gilbert & Sullivan tune from The Pirates of Penzance. [more inside]
Instrumental banjo waltz, written this afternoon. [more inside]
Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune. [more inside]
This is not the happiest song I've ever written. [more inside]
Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight! Gift of Music sidefight.
Written by the mando player, Hamdog. I'm playing fiddle - everyone had a blast with this. [more inside]
More banjo / fiddle stuff. [more inside]
Old-timey / bluesy ditty from our new album. That's me on fiddle. :D [more inside]
A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
Thanks to two class cancellations due to ice storms in the Capital, I was able to arrange and record this Valentine's day treat. Imagine Huey Lewis, baritone, with a banjo.
Birthday song written for my good friend Sara on her 19th birthday. Banjo and Vocals.