A lovely little early fingerstyle composition for the banjo by Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 New and Complete Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master.
With all due respect to Steve Martin, you can play a sad song on the banjo. [more inside]
Another Frank Converse tune on fretless banjo - this one from 1865. [more inside]
Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
A short but stately exercise from Frank Converse's 1872 The Banjo and How to Play It.
An elegantly arranged banjo piece composed by Frank B. Converse for his 1886 Analytical Banjo Method.
An 1865 arrangement of this tune by Frank B. Converse, which I performed as a banjo duet with Joel Hooks at the sixth Antietam Early Banjo Gathering concert in the barn at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville, Maryland this past weekend. [more inside]