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Five Miles from Town

Posted by Don Borchelt


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- Play count: 930

Size: 1,609kb, uploaded 7/1/2011 4:44:10 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I first heard this tune a few years ago at a the old time music jam at Sandy’s Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Gersh and Kathy Fletcher, who have led the jam for quite a few years now, were kind enough to record this with me in their basement studio. Kathy is playing fiddle, Jon is playing banjo clawhammer style, and I am playing three finger style, in open D tuning. Jon and Kathy are known around Boston as Planet Banjo, and have an old time group called the Dixie Butterhounds.

7 comments on “Five Miles from Town”

BanjoFlyboy Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @6:50:36 AM

That was great Don!

rickshunter1 Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @7:50:55 AM

That was some mighty fine picking right there Don you guys sounded great together

jimh269b Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @1:11:04 PM

dang thats hard to beat right there don,just super

joemac Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @3:41:02 PM

Don, i love the way you guys get that "authentic sound" if you know what i'm trying to say, marvellious man.

dgill Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @3:53:47 PM

Dang Don, that was really good. I loved the tone and timing that came together when you all started to play. Five stars from me. The fiddle had almost a harmonica sort of sound to it. Well done by all.

strokestyle Says:
Thursday, July 7, 2011 @12:06:14 PM

Once again, lovely!

JanetB Says:
Sunday, December 17, 2017 @9:21:27 PM

What a tune! A simple title, but descriptive for the feel. Somebody sounds excited in this tune. Is he coming home or leaving town?!

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