Yeah - Here is a banjo version that stuck in my head for a long time. Master Kyle round peak clawhammer. I was fortunate to hear him play in the mid 1970s jamming at the Brandywine Mountain Music convention in Pennsylvania. He was making and selling banjos back then - I should have bought one.
We had a super fine time at Music In The Wood in Rockwood Ontario teaching banjo & doing an evening concert.
The tune we were learning in the intermediate/advanced clawhammer class was a fiddle tune called West Fork Gals from Wilson Douglas WV.
Here is the tab in a pdf file. You can listen to the tune on "5 Strings Attached ~ Vol 2"
Well here's another tune of mine I recorded on "5 Strings Attached Volume 2". For you clawhammer players what is interesting about it -is that it is played in the key of G, but not in the standard G tuning most popular. To get into this particular tuning first get into a standard type double c tuning ( g CGCD ) , then put a capo on the 2nd fret and tune the 3rd string down to match the g of the 5th string. So now you get gDGDE. This is a terrific tuning for fiddle tunes in G that may have E or Em chords within the tune and has a beautiful sound.
Here I am playing it on my Jason Romero banjo.
My old banjo pal Chris Coole has teamed up with dobro wiz Ivan Rosenberg to make some wonderful sounding music. They have a nice website you can look at. I've always loved the dobro and promise to give it a try in my next life, but until then check out the video clip.
Adam Hurt happens to be one of the best clawhammer style banjo players going and a great guy to boot, so I suggest you go and buy all his stuff. He put out a stellar gourd banjo recording that's beautiful beyond belief - Earth Tones.
I play a style of 2 finger melodic picking here on my banjo made by Jason Romero
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