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Rain on the Water

Posted by JanetB, written by Tony Ellis

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Size: 2,194kb, uploaded 11/28/2017 10:16:22 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Another one of Tony Ellis' lovely 3/4 time original tunes. The cascading notes remind me of falling water. Though Tony plays 3-finger picking, I play it clawhammer style. The sound of Tony's music is that of old-time, though he was an excellent Bluegrass Boy banjo player for Bill Monroe in 1960 - 1962. His grandmother frailed a banjo and Tony says his re-tuning the banjo to double C reminded him of what he heard her play when he was young.



2 comments on “Rain on the Water”

BrooksMT Says:
Monday, December 11, 2017 @8:39:46 AM

Very nice, Janet. Raindrops falling on water is exactly what I hear too :-). Thanks for posting.

JanetB Says:
Monday, December 11, 2017 @9:31:56 AM

Thanks, Brooks. Tony Ellis is a treasure.

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