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The Dog Tales... a series of Banjo and Accordion Duets!

Posted by frailin on Sunday, January 27, 2008

Yep.  I've heard just about enough of folks diss'in on BOTH instruments, so I called up my friend Robin Fox and invited him over for an afternoon of recording.  Robin is an excellent fiddler, but most folks don't know he secretly plays the accordion.  Well not today!  Robin bravely dug it out of the closet, packed it into his car and drove the 35 miles all the way out to Rosemount.  Oh, he brought his dog Angel, too.  Little did we know how much the dogs would contribute to our afternoon. 

We started off with Angel's Waltz, one of Robin's original tunes.  Beautiful!  Oh.  And all 3 dogs make at least one cameo.

Next we started playing something more familiar... like the Peekaboo Waltz.  Angel demonstrated it best.

Next came Echos of the Ozarks.  Tard being reflective.

And last in the key of "D" was a second of Robin's originals, The Green and Red Waltz.

We changed over to "A" and clipped into Gideon.

And we ended with another favorite "A" number, Tippin' Back the Corn.  Watch for tipping tails.

Many thanks to my bride the Lovely Ms. DeAnne for feeding and filming us... and cleaning up after the dogs. 



8 comments on “The Dog Tales... a series of Banjo and Accordion Duets!”

aroundthebend Says:
Monday, January 28, 2008 @9:21:12 PM

Hey Craig,
I have an uncle who's been at me to do an accordion/banjo jam for months now. I've been running from the thought of it, but you may have just changed my mind. That all sounded great. I particularly liked Echo's of the Ozarks. Nice job both of you.

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Monday, January 28, 2008 @10:35:35 PM

If the Mr. Vito of the Tracy Scott School of Music had played that kind of music and not chain smoked during the lessons, I'd have stuck with the accordion.

seisflutes Says:
Saturday, February 2, 2008 @12:32:54 AM

Have you seen this great Irish tenor banjo/accordion pair? :)

dixie kiwi Says:
Monday, February 4, 2008 @9:00:40 PM

Hi Craig, those are a great series of duets!! a big boo-yah to 'tipping back the corn'!! i have a workmate who plays accordion- we've been searching for i am inspired!! i'm certain it's a dumb question but what's hanging off your peghead? Alan

Greg Connor Says:
Monday, February 11, 2008 @3:23:32 PM

Nice duets Craig!  You are both very talented....  Oh, and the dogs too.

Jim Yates Says:
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 @11:08:35 AM

Here's a band I played in around the turn of the century.  We were called Late For Dinner and featured some banjo/accordion duets.


Jim Yates Says:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 @10:27:59 AM

Guess my picture didn't get posted.  You can see it at Accordions- an inappropriate topic?

Jim Yates Says:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 @7:27:53 PM

I have a, "Let's put the accordion back in bluegrass - where it belongs." sticker on my accordion case.

Then there's the old joke:

Q - If you were to drop an accordion and a banjo from a plane flying at 30,000 feet at precisely the same time, which one would hit the ground first?

A - Who cares?

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