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Soldier's Joy -- fiddle and banjo (living room jam 11/18/2015)

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Size: 1,771kb, uploaded 11/22/2015 12:45:15 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

A fiddle-playing friend from Michigan who I haven't seen in 4 years is back in the area doing contract work (he's a nuclear engineer) and he's been dying to pick music. Four years ago we would jam together about one every week or two, and I had pretty much forgotten what we even picked together!! Anyway, Don Calsyn came by my house last Wednesday, and I turned on the recorder and let it go. Out of the couple of hours of audio, I pulled out a few clips that ain't half bad. This clip is raw, unedited and live in my living room last Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Two instruments can really make a lot of nice music together. This is our noodling around with "Soldier's Joy."

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Some Old Day (Queener Tapes)

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Size: 3,199kb, uploaded 12/2/2009 2:56:04 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

D. Stout (bass, lead vocal), Monroe Queener (dobro, vocal), David Perkins (guitar, harmony), Frank Eastes (banjo, harmony). Recorded at practice 12/30/1990 in David Perkin's living room, Knoxville, TN. Practice Tape (c) Frank Eastes

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Song for Susan (living room jam)

Posted by banjoy, written by Carl Jackson

 

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Size: 3,960kb, uploaded 5/24/2011 12:25:08 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

A living room recording of this cool instrumental by Carl Jackson. Recorded sometime early-mid April 2011 in Tyler's living room, with Tyler's Zoom recorder. For practice and educational use only. Frank Eastes on banjoa and Tyler Balkind on guitar.

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Song for Susan (relaxed living room jam session)

Posted by banjoy, written by Carl Jackson

 

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Size: 6,911kb, uploaded 3/11/2012 4:41:24 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I'm still dusting off some of these cool old jam session recordings... This is probably the only banjo "love song" I'm aware of ... this great tune written by Carl Jackson ... and this is a realistic tempo too!! I promise I won't wear you guys out with these old recordings ... but a few of these have a real nice feel to them, and the feedback I've been getting has encouraged me to post a few more for that jam session... Recorded at a Knoxville, TN jam session 12-27-06 in Bob Holmes' living room on a digital recorder with pickers in a circle. Nice relaxed picking... Frank Eastes (banjo) Bob Holmes (guitar), Jim Lethgo (guitar), Marvin Gideon (mandolin) and Dennis Wilkerson (bass) ... thanks to Bob Holmes for the recording. We were all sitting in a circle with a digital recorder on the floor. The banjo is a little soft in the blend, I think the recorder was aimed away from the banjo LOL, but it's in there enough. In memory of Marvin Gideon

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Spanish Grass (5 buddies jamming in Knoxville)

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Size: 6,290kb, uploaded 10/4/2009 6:10:27 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Other

A cool traditional instrumental. Recorded at a Knoxville, TN jam session 12-27-06 in Bob Holmes' living room on a digital recorder with pickers in a circle. Nice relaxed picking... Frank Eastes (banjo) Bob Holmes (guitar), Jim Lethgo (guitar), Marvin Gideon (mandolin) who you also hear naming the chords for the guitar players, and Dennis Wilkerson (bass) ... thanks to Bob Holmes for the recording. Posted in memory of Marvin Gideon, my good friend, rest in peace.

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Spanish Grass (another jam version)

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Size: 3,065kb, uploaded 3/2/2012 12:50:29 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I had originally uploaded this cut last May 2011, but only just now realized that there was a "choice" word that slipped through in the version I had uploaded. Oops. My bad. This is a family website so I have made a quick edit and posted the cleaner, G-rated version in its place LOL. Oh well, thus is the nature of jam sessions. Recorded sometime early-mid April 2011 in Tyler's living room, with Tyler's Zoom recorder. For practice and educational use only. Frank Eastes (me) on banjo. Tyler Balkind guitar. I'm playing my Nechville Athena banjo.

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Spanish Grass (brand practice 5-31-2012)

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Size: 2,635kb, uploaded 6/3/2012 7:43:22 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I know, I know, I've uploaded several versions of this tune before ... but I just love this instrumental. This is a relaxed version, recorded in one take at band practice May 31, 2012. Frank Eastes on banjo; Fayssoux McLean and Wes Wyatt on guitars; Steve Garrett on bass. I really love the calypso beat Steve adds to the tune at just the right times. I hope you enjoy :)

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Spanish Grass (live gig 7-22-2012)

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Size: 2,942kb, uploaded 10/4/2012 4:11:56 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is a recording from a live gig at Brickhouse Pizza in Spartanburg, SC on July 22, 2012. Wes Wyatt on guitar. I'm picking 5-string. Thanks to Jamison Smith for capturing the gig from the main board to his laptop.

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Spanish Grass (living room jam May 2, 2012)

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Size: 3,293kb, uploaded 5/9/2012 4:24:32 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is a cool instrumental I learned from Dan X Padgett in Spartanburg, back in 1978. This is one of the first instrumental tunes I ever learned and I've loved playing it ever since. This was recorded at a living room jam session last week, on May 2, 2012. Me on banjo, my brother Kevin Eastes on bass and Wes Wyatt on guitar. Kevin lives in Portland, OR, 3,500 miles away, so I don't get to pick with him much. Wish he lived closer... For what it's worth, I hope you enjoy :)

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Spanish Grass ~ Broad River jam Mar 11 2021

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Size: 2,440kb, uploaded 3/12/2021 3:44:37 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Yet another upload from me of this cool instrumental. Recorded March 11, 2021 at a small jam session in Mooresboro, NC on the Broad River. Me (Frank Eastes) on banjo, Neal Boynton on Guitar and John Roberts on bass. This tune is fun to play and fun to hear, I hope you enjoy. Relaxed no frills picking.

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Spotted Pony (twin banjos)

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Size: 2,677kb, uploaded 1/15/2012 5:32:56 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

About 4 or 5 years ago a friend of mine in Knoxville, Kent Bilbry, bought an 8-track digital recorder and I spent a day or two over there laying down about 20 raw tunes, just banjo and a tick track, so he could learn how to use his new machine. A few of these "basement" recordings are already posted to my BHO home page, but just this weekend (January 14th 2012) I learned that Kent had gone on and re-worked several of those tunes years ago, and I was surprised and delighted to hear many of these tunes I had totally forgotten about. This is one of those tunes I have almost forgotten knowing, and had also completely forgotten that I had worked up a twin banjo part for it. You know, if you don't use it, you lose it!! So it was great to hear this again, and I wanted to share this tune here. It was fun. On this cut, I overdubbed a 2nd banjo track. All this was done in one take each. Kent then later added bass, mandolin chops and rhythym guitar to it and mixed down what I'm posting here.

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Steam Powered Aereoplane -- fiddle and banjo (living room jam 11/18/2015)

Posted by banjoy, written by John Hartford

 

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Size: 2,520kb, uploaded 11/22/2015 12:47:03 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

A fiddle-playing friend from Michigan who I haven't seen in 4 years is back in the area doing contract work (he's a nuclear engineer) and he's been dying to pick music. Four years ago we would jam together about one every week or two, and I had pretty much forgotten what we even picked together!! Anyway, Don Calsyn came by my house last Wednesday, and I turned on the recorder and let it go. Out of the couple of hours of audio, I pulled out a few clips that ain't half bad. This clip is raw and live in my living room last Wednesday, November 18, 2015. I did one quick edit near the end because we played this for about 5 minutes :) Two instruments can really make a lot of nice music together. This is our noodling around with John Hartford's cool tune "Steam Powered Aereoplane."

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Steam Powered Aeroplane (as an Instrumental / living room jam)

Posted by banjoy, written by John Hartford

 

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Size: 3,733kb, uploaded 12/31/2011 1:33:54 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Recorded sometime in March 2011 in my living room, using Tyler's new Zoom recorder. For practice and educational use only. Our take on this cool tune by John Hartford, as an instrumental. I'm sharing a few cool tunes you don't see jammed on much ... some fun listening just the same. For what it's worth, enjoy... I am playing my Nechville Athena banjo; Tyler is playing his Santa Cruz guitar.

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Steam Powered AeroPlane (as an instrumental)

Posted by banjoy, written by John Hartford

 

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Size: 5,070kb, uploaded 10/5/2009 11:43:41 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Other

Another tune recorded late one evening while playing around with Kent Bilbrey's new digital recorder. I was messing around with John Hartford's classic song which is nice as an instrumental too (well, since I can't really sing lead). This was recorded banjo only, then Kent dropped in the other tracks a few weeks later as he was learning how to use his recorder. Kent is stepping all over me in this recording, but what ya gonna do? Basement grunge tapes. LOL. Kinda sloppy but still pretty interesting... Thanks, Kent! This was fun. If I ever make a cleaner recording of this I'll replace this one. Enjoy.

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Steam Powered Aeroplane (as an intrumental, campfire picking Mar 13, 2021)

Posted by banjoy, written by John Hartford

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Size: 2,364kb, uploaded 3/15/2021 2:09:02 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Since none of us knew the words to this John Hartford tune, we picked it as an instrumental... One of 17 cuts from some awesome campfire picking March 13, 2021 up in Ellenboro, NC. Last time I picked with the lead guitar picker was about 8 years ago, it's nice when things click like this. Frank Eastes (banjo) and Tyler Leonard (lead guitar).

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Steam Powered Aeroplane (live gig 7-22-2012)

Posted by banjoy, written by John Hartford

 

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Size: 4,418kb, uploaded 10/5/2012 11:26:31 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is a recording from a live gig at Brickhouse Pizza on July 22, 2012. This is our take on this cool tune by John Hartford and sung here by Wes Wyatt, also on guitar. I'm picking 5-string. Thanks to Jamison Smith for capturing the gig from the main board to his laptop.

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Steam Powered Aeroplane (with vocals)

Posted by banjoy, written by John Hartford

 

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Size: 4,182kb, uploaded 1/18/2012 12:39:54 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Okay, this is the last in this series of posts from this recording session... This is a tune which I posted to BHO well over two years ago, as an instrumental take on this cool song by John Hartford. About 4 or 5 years ago a friend of mine in Knoxville, Kent Bilbry, bought an 8-track digital recorder and I spent a day or two over there laying down about 20 raw tunes, just banjo and a tick track, so he could learn how to use his new machine. Steam Powered Aeroplane was one of the tunes I laid down. At that time, Kent gave me a rough CD of several tunes I had laid down -- and I have posted the mix he had done at that time, which was an instrument-only version. I didn't know until this weekend (Jan 14, 2012) that he had gone on to rework some of the tracks, and he had added the vocals to this tune. This started only as me picking without a tick track on this cut (banjo only), then I overdubbed a 2nd banjo part and later on Kent added some bass, mandolin, and lead vocal. It helps flesh out the recording a lot nicer, although it ain't half bad as an instrumental. This was a treat for me to hear a few days ago for the first time, I hope it is a treat for you too. Enjoy.

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Sunset Road

Posted by banjoy, written by Béla Fleck

 

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Size: 4,218kb, uploaded 1/3/2010 4:43:42 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

This is one of my favorite Bela Fleck tunes, and my attempt at it. Recorded 6:00am on 1/3/2010 on my hand-held digital voice recorder. I hope you enjoy.

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Sunset Road (band practice 5-12-2016)

Posted by banjoy, written by Bela Fleck

 

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Size: 1,524kb, uploaded 5/15/2016 9:07:00 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I've *finally* met some musicians willing to work up different stuff and also throw new and interesting stuff at me too (God Bless 'em!). Until now I've never met anyone willing to even try playing this very cool instrumental by Bela Fleck. We're just now starting working with this tune but it sounds like to me we have something to work with! This was recorded live at band practice last Thursday, 5-12-2016 at my house.

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Tell Me Baby (live gig 7-22-2012)

Posted by banjoy, written by Walter Hyatt

 

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Size: 4,926kb, uploaded 9/28/2012 12:56:34 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is a recording from a live gig at Brickhouse Pizza in Spartanburg, SC on July 22, 2012. This is a beautiful tune by the late great Walter Hyatt and sung here by Wes Wyatt, also on guitar. I'm picking 5-string. Wes and I have never worked this up for our set lists and he pulled this out of the hat at a live gig, and threw a lead at me to boot. Thanks to Jamison Smith for capturing the gig from the main board to his laptop.

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