September 25, 2008

The Jubilee


Ok, this is more for the Samples family than anyone else, but check it out. This guy goes around interviews people at Jackson's Mill 2008, features the Mac Samples family band, and creates a 7 minute video about them.

His profile is "it's real man," as in pot-smoking hippy, what does it all mean, we're all connected, man. That's the typical kind of fan the Samples Brothers have and would really enjoy hanging out with anyway, so it all makes sense.

September 23, 2008

Frosty Morning

http://www.thisbigstringband.com/audio/-Frosty_Morning.mp3

For whatever reason, this tune makes me want to drink guiness in a wooden pub on foggy, cool morning during the revolution. That's a pretty specific beer.

September 07, 2008

Gourd Banjos

http://www.jeffreymenzies.com/audio/stolzer_deutscher.mp3
Just found this site today, plenty of links to tunes played on the gourd banjo. This one is called "Old Liza Poor Gal." Liza must have gotten around a lot during the old timey days, seeing as how she has about 136 tunes in her honor.

September 06, 2008

Nile Wilson

http://www.oldtimeherald.org/archive/back_issues/volume-11/11-6/tiehacker-hoedown.html
Pretty sweet tune played by really old dude. What else could you ask for in old time music?

September 05, 2008

St. Anne's Reel

http://www.fiddlinforesters.gov/music/inthelongrun/songs/saintannesreel.mp3
This is only a little clip of the tune, but this is good version of St. Anne's Reel. I especially like the dog barking at one point.

Last of Callahan


This is kind of rare tune, and I like the way this guy plays it. Don't know if the video is intended be instructional or what... but it's still a great tune.

September 04, 2008

Adam Hurt

http://www.adamhurt.com/
Despite characterizing himself as "elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo," which is kind of uppity to me, this guy is one of the best banjo players I've heard.

Good Tunes



This guy has a website at www.myspace.com/fiddletunes

I really like the way he plays, plus this is one of the first tunes I learned myself.

September 03, 2008

Old-Time Sally Will You Marry Me?



Love this tune. This is, of course, from the jube in West Virginia. Of all the old-time I come across, the stuff played in West Virginia tends to be the best.

September 02, 2008

Cigar Box Fiddles

http://www.carolinafiddle.com/
I want one of these so bad (not the soldiers, the fiddle).

Music: Kent Gustavson


This is an interesting guy with a wide variety of musical exploits, including Pig in a Pen and Little Maggie. There are samples from his tunes on his website.

Music: Fog Horn String Band

http://www.foghornstringband.com/loversfirstquarrell.mp3

This is one of the better old-time bands that is not rapidly approaching the cold, cold grips of death. Plus, this track is live, always good.

September 01, 2008