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Salt Creek aka Salt River

Key of A – aEAC#E

Salt Creek – aka Salt River is a tricky tune with many variants on the melody. Dan has recordings of it by Buddy Thomas and Henry Reed (fiddlers) which make good sources for the tune. Rhys Jones, Jeff Miller and Jim Nelson play a killer stringband version on their “All I’ve Gots Done Gone” recording and then there is that great jam recording with (we think) Dirk Powell playing banjo and there is a cool old Franklin George recording of him on banjo with the parts reversed from how most folks play it. No matter, great stuff. Find a good reference and go from there.

For those wanting tab, you will find it in Dan's Old Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo (Melbay 30224).

As in past weeks, Dan just plays the tune and break down sections on the fly.

Price: $6.00

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