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Wild Horse

Posted by Don Huber


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Size: 1,681kb, uploaded 1/15/2011 7:52:49 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Our take on the Kentucky fiddle /banjo tune. In WV and Va it's called Stoney Pointe and Henry Reed recorded it as such. In the Missouri Ozarks, there is a controversy concerning non-native "wild horses" roeming in the Ozark Nat'l Scenic Riverways National Park, so we went with that name. I'm playing the Reiter Regent and Linda Jo plays her old Lakewood parlor guitar. We only play the 4th part of the tune once.

3 comments on “Wild Horse”

DR Claw Says:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @12:54:50 AM

I like your use of the IV chord in the first two parts. I never thought about playing it like that before. :)

DR Claw Says:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @12:59:41 AM

You referred to it as a KY tune. That's Interesting. What's your source for the tune?

Don Huber Says:
Saturday, January 21, 2017 @7:47:32 PM

Hi Daniel- Thanks for your comments! And your encouragement.

I refer to this a "Kentucky Tune" because of the seminal recording by banjoist Walter Williams with fiddler Bill Stepp in 1947. (Recorded by Alan Lomax).

However, I really fell for the Henry Reed(VA) inspired version that Alan Jabbour recorded on his "Henry Reed Reunion" album with Bert Levy on banjo. How sad that as I type this the OT music world is mouring Dr. Jabbour's passing. We play this tune with far less intensity than on the Williams or Jabbour recordings, I might add.

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