So I emailed my banjo teacher that I have a serious development of Clawhammer (you call it frailing) tendencies! That I am listening to so much of it. That I don't know if is just a phase, that I will grow out of, or something I need to come to terms with? ;)
I will talk to him at my next lesson.
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings - The way it will be (Live @ Jills veranda) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6SkStmhGY
Sunday, December 3, 2017 @6:15:25 PM
I lost my finger tip ..right hand first finger..I like clawhammer now lo;
Monday, December 4, 2017 @2:41:38 AM
I saw this coming, Kate, based on the music that moved you so much. Perhaps a partial answer is to find artists in the space between 3-finger and clawhammer, like the BeGood Tanyas, Crooked Still, Mandolin Orange, etc.
Monday, December 4, 2017 @5:08:37 AM
Like I said before, Kate - get a foundation in three finger, and then move to clawhammer. Be a complete banjo player.
Monday, December 4, 2017 @1:47:09 PM
Oh no n1wr I would never give up Scruggs style, because it is a wonderful challenge, I love it so much, and I would never leave my banjo teacher who is just totally awesome! Like he is an amazing teacher! And the more I learn the better amateur musician that I can be, I will be able to do back up, jamming, noodling, and maybe one day even busking!
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @4:22:37 PM
Kate, I suspect you may find more groups than I can suggest given that you are actively looking for them. Here are some that come to mind (and I'll try to list some that don't play exclusively clawhammer banjo). I also have to admit to a real fancy for all-female bands, like Uncle Earl, the BeGood Tanyas, the Stairwell Sisters, etc. A fine local Louisville group is Maiden Radio who do standard old-time and traditional is such sweet harmonies. Two-finger style might interest you as well. This site has tab and videos you may find interesting: quietamericanmusic.com/home
As I remember or come across other groups or resources, I'll try to let you know.
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