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Needle Case

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Size: 2,472kb, uploaded 10/21/2009 9:08:56 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Ric Hollander - Played on a Rettberg and Lange Manhattan Model bano (circa 1890). Low tuned down 2 whole steps to double G# tuning (no capo). Strung with Nylgut Minstrel strings and a classical guitar "A" string on the 4th. Accompanied by upright bass. Arrangement and performance copyright 2010 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved

13 comments on “Needle Case”

Friday, November 27, 2009 @10:52:06 AM

Interesting string set, I'll try that A string on my Buckabee good playing tasty Nylagut tone

dhavlena Says:
Monday, January 11, 2010 @6:18:36 PM

Beautiful tone knocked me over!

Steve Jeter Says:
Thursday, April 8, 2010 @12:12:18 PM

Dang ,thats what Im talking bout

Marc Nerenberg Says:
Friday, April 9, 2010 @9:18:46 PM

Okay now, I just finished listening to a whole whack of versions of this tune, some of 'em by some pretty heavy hitters...and yours is one of my top two favourites that I can't choose between. Are you sure you haven't been secretly playin' the banjo in the closet for 30 years?

Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, April 10, 2010 @6:36:16 AM

Truly superb playing, Ric. Has a fine, wholesome bounce to it that only comes from a picker who is completely at home with his instrument.

banjobubby Says:
Friday, April 23, 2010 @7:07:58 PM

Dude you have some really great stuff, ive recently strayed away from three finger into this clawhammer stuff and i gotta say hearing your stuff just gets me in the mood too pick haha

Frailblazer Says:
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @4:44:47 PM

Thanks everyone for the very kind words.

jbalch Says:
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @6:54:46 AM

Ric: Fantastic playing...and a veryl sound.

Debbielee Says:
Thursday, July 22, 2010 @6:46:31 AM

Just it...don't know what else to say.

Frailblazer Says:
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @4:56:39 AM

Thank you very much for the kinds words!

Barry Crannell Says:
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @6:25:52 PM

I think this is the most interesting (really freakin' good) version I've heard. New life...



Frailblazer Says:
Friday, July 15, 2011 @5:33:20 AM

Thanks Barry! It's a really fun tune to play and the low tuned banjo makes it pop!

- Ric

JanetB Says:
Monday, July 17, 2017 @8:47:51 PM

You never disappoint, even eight years afterward.

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