Posted by gailg64
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Size: 6,332kb, uploaded 9/5/2011 10:54:52 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Lauchlin Shaw, fiddle & A. C. Overton, Piedmont 2-finger banjo with Wayne Martin, guitar, WUNC Fundraiser, Spring 1992
Monday, September 5, 2011 @5:49:34 PM
Recorded on a cassette directly off of WUNC radio in April 1992. Mr. Shaw & Overton were on a now out-of-print CD, "Sal With the Run Down Shoe." They were fine old-time musicians who proved you didn't have to live in the mountains to play good old-time stringband music. Folklorist Wayne Martin (who is a very fine fiddler in his own right) plays guitar on this tune. Mr. Shaw was from Harnett county & Mr. Overton lived in Garner outside Raleigh, was born in Granville county but moved to CHatham as boy. Nary a mountain in sight!
This was recorded when A. C. was usually heard playing a Gibson Mastertone--he also had an openback Gibson (custom RB-185) with a MT ring. He played with 3 picks--thumb & 2 finger picks but rarely used the third finger except to "rake" upward for emphasis.
chip arnold Says:
Monday, September 5, 2011 @6:02:09 PM
Good stuff, Gail.
witty banjo related username Says:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 @6:34:26 AM
Every one of the few recordings of Overton I have loved; why is there nothing commercially available, and, more importantly, why is there no statue in his honour?
Don Huber Says:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 @12:15:47 PM
Thank you for posting the Overton recordings.
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