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Sandy River Belles

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Size: 4,589kb, uploaded 11/16/2013 1:03:31 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Banjo 076 Cammeyer "Boudoir", nylgut. Banjo-mando 075 Gretsch "American", nylgut

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Sandy River Belles

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Size: 1,241kb, uploaded 12/18/2011 6:11:55 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Banjo #063, a plain Lyon & Healy, steel strings, capo-ed @ 2nd fret & 5th tuned up to A for A tuning. Fiddle AEAE, old German parlor guitar w/ nylon strings played w/ thumb.

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Shelvin Rock

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Size: 1,309kb, uploaded 8/22/2010 4:41:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

One of a few versions out there, I like Chris Wig's version. Demo of banjo #057, an old (probable) Buckbee w 9 3/4" pot & Nylgut Minstrel strings.

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Shenandoah Falls

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Size: 1,333kb, uploaded 8/18/2012 3:56:35 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

demo banjo #35

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Shenandoah Falls Banjo #65

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Size: 977kb, uploaded 2/2/2012 3:40:49 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

Demo Banjo #65, a plain Lyon & Healy.

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Shooting Creek

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Size: 1,130kb, uploaded 11/6/2010 12:59:52 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

demo banjo #060, a Lyon & Healy

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Spotted Pony

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Size: 889kb, uploaded 11/7/2010 10:47:45 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Demo banjo #061, a George Dobson "Matchless".

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Take Those Lips Away

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Size: 2,161kb, uploaded 11/26/2012 4:26:12 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

banjo-mando #072

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Tater Patch

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Size: 5,794kb, uploaded 6/30/2012 5:12:58 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

banjo #030 on left audio track.

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The 28th of January

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Size: 1,284kb, uploaded 11/4/2010 4:26:29 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

demo banjo #059, a slot-head probable Buckbee

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The Fall of Richmond - banjo 032

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Size: 4,553kb, uploaded 10/30/2013 4:11:19 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The Fall of Richmond was when General Lee abandoned Richmond, which was then the capital of the Confederacy, on April 1, 1865. Banjo 032, steel-strung tenor-to-5-string conversion.

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The Fun's All Over

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Size: 1,082kb, uploaded 7/10/2011 6:35:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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The Girl I Left Behind Me - fretless banjo 069

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Size: 1,443kb, uploaded 8/19/2012 5:29:38 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

demo fretless nylgut banjo 069

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Tippy Get Your Hair Cut

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Size: 1,114kb, uploaded 3/14/2010 5:04:10 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Left track banjo is a late 1800's Buckbee, stamped Wm. A. Pond & Co., short (ladies')-scale, 9 5/8" pot, Nylgut Minstrel strings. The other banjo is set up to play an octave low, two fiddles on right track in GDAD, banjos in G. WV tune from Melvin Wine via Chris Wig.

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Train on the Island

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Size: 668kb, uploaded 3/29/2011 6:16:47 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Version similar to J. P. Nestor. An old, hand-made banjo. Pot looks like a grain measure or a hat box.

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Tulip Poplar

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Size: 1,741kb, uploaded 11/7/2010 7:14:22 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Demo banjo # 057, a Buckbee.

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Two Wide Nickels

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Size: 1,449kb, uploaded 6/2/2011 5:47:22 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Banjo #42

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Valley Forge

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Size: 1,733kb, uploaded 8/28/2010 2:36:37 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Demo a Washburn tenor-to-5-string conversion, also playing around with recording setup, tried using a click track, & a minor, discord note in the fiddle B part per JL.

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Valley Forge - Fiddle #68 w/mute

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Size: 4,404kb, uploaded 9/30/2013 3:50:14 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Valley Forge - Fiddle #68 w/mute

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Waiting for Nancy

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Size: 8,045kb, uploaded 6/24/2012 7:40:33 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Banjo #030, 5-string conversion of a "Washington"-branded tenor. Looks like a Slingerland and has the 1/4" iron rod tone ring, which I suspended on brads similar to Cole Eclipse.

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