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Ramblin' Hobo

Posted by RG


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Size: 1,677kb, uploaded 3/19/2009 2:18:39 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The song that got me started on OT banjo 35 years ago...don't play it too often any more, but still one of my favorites...

12 comments on “Ramblin' Hobo”

strokestyle Says:
Friday, March 20, 2009 @8:07:00 AM

Thanks for posting this. I have the High Atmosphere cd and have not played it for a while, now I will again. I remember when I first heard this cd I thought to myself ..."well maybe I can sing...if they get away with it so can I".  Anyhow really enjoyed your versions!

RG Says:
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @7:22:33 PM

Christine-thanks, sure glad you liked the tune!  I heard "High Atmosphere" and still decided not to sing...that's how bad my voice is!  Take care...

RWJonesy Says:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @9:32:09 AM

***  I enjoyed your take in this tune very much ! Nice Pickin' !

RG Says:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @3:48:53 PM

RW - thanks, sure appreciate it!

Big Dan Says:
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @12:28:48 PM

That's a great tune, and well played! I've only been playing since September last year and though I started off with bluegrass, I'm really drawn to clawhammer. Do you by any chance have the tabs for Ramblin' Hobo? I'd love to learn it. It might make another convert! best regards, Dan.

RG Says:
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @8:20:16 PM

Big Dan,

Thanks for the comments, glad you liked the tune.  The tabs are posted in the forum topic page (you can right click and print) as well as on my pictures section on my home page (again, you can expand the .jpg, right click & print).  I started out with BG as well, but love the ryhthm and "atmosphere" of the OT, crooked tunes, so it didn't take me long to decide which direction to go...good luck on your banjo journey...

Take care...


Boyd1 Says:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @8:11:51 AM

I really like your version and the sound of your banjo. It is brittle.

Paul Roberts Says:
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @3:28:21 PM

 Reminds me of "Last Chance." Very beautiful tune, well played.

RG Says:
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @7:35:07 PM

Paul, thanks so much, sure appreciate it!

RG Says:
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @7:36:58 PM

Boyd, thanks, I play it on my Bacon FF, usually tune down 1/2 step but liked the sound of this for "Hobo" in fCFCD.  Hope all is well!

Don Huber Says:
Monday, May 17, 2010 @8:24:18 AM

High atmosphere indeed! Similar to gaither Carlton's, but with your own distinct stamp. I agree with Boyd about the sound of your banjo. It's even a bit "edgy" like Mr. Carlton's.

RG Says:
Monday, May 17, 2010 @11:34:54 AM

Don, I love Mr. Carlton's playing, both banjo & fiddle, really wish someone would release all of his recordings commercially...

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