Jan, I thought I might have tabbed that tune, but I couldn't find it. I wasn't looking at tunes by Adam Hurt that I had tabbed. As you know, Adam often has a different take on fiddle tunes, sometimes adding a lot of syncopation. I think that is true of "Poplar Bluff." The tab is difficult to decipher without a recording. Even for me, and I wrote it. Here's a recording on Adam's Bandcamp page: Poplar Bluff | Adam Hurt (bandcamp.com)
Brian, the Search function (magnifying glass in the left banner) will sometimes find tabs tied to posted messages. Often, though, the tabs are no longer available. Anyway, maybe my previous post will help you.
David, thanks for the information and the search function tip, I appreciate it!!! I'll take a look at both your tab as well as the Josh Turknett site.
As much as I enjoy Adam Hurt's playing, which I do quite a bit, as you mentioned, his takes on some fiddle tunes add a lot of syncopation and overall difficulty, especially for someone like myself that is trying to learn a tune for playing with a couple of like skilled players (intermediate at best) or an open jam session.
I will certainly work with your arrangement, but something a bit more mainstream, as you put it, could be beneficial as well. Anyway, thank you both again for all of the information, it is thoroughly appreciated!!! BP
Brian, the more I looked at the tab for "Poplar Bluff," the more problems I saw. I have revised it. It still has syncopation and still jumps around the fretboard, but I tried to make the fingering a bit easier. I did look at other versions of "Poplar Bluff," but I found nothing that sounded like a "core version" of the tune.
This tab is based on Adam Hurt's version of "Poplar Bluff" on his Insight CD. "Poplar Bluff" is a wickedly odd tune from Ed Haley. Everyone seems to have their own version. I guess this is mine, based on what I hear in Adam Hurt's wonderful version.
Good morning David, I cannot thank you enough for the time that you put into this request, you have been, and continue to be, a gentleman and a scholar. This is a great tune, you call it wickedly odd, I say it's funky, one in the same. I'm looking forward to diving in, thanks again!!! BP