Another set from some recent recording - two Irish hornpipes on guitar and octave mandolin. [more inside]
Another rough mix from a recent bout of recording. These are two tunes I played during the summertime wedding of two good friends. [more inside]
So I've been consumed with learning Irish traditional music for the past year, and was finally able to trek down to VA to see my old pal Ian and have him help me record a few sets of tunes. This rough mix is so far my favorite of the bunch. [more inside]
I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
A second version of the traditional tune Liza Jane, on clawhammer guitar . . . [more inside]
another old-time tune, clawhammer guitared up. [more inside]
Old-time traditional tune, done clawhammer style on guitar. [more inside]
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.
Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
Just installed new strings and set up my new 3-mic stand; I figured I'd test drive 'em both. [more inside]
Fingerstyle arrangement of the trad tune. Looks like it was transposed down a step during conversion. Link to mp3 inside.