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Cumberland Gap

Posted by pickNgrin


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Size: 4,112kb, uploaded 8/22/2007 12:18:54 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

First of all, I used the backing track put together by BHO member Jan Erik Stokke aka "erstokke", from Norway. Jan Erik provided the guitar, mando, and bass via his backing track, and I put the banjo on top of that. I thought of this as a long distance jam... one guy in Norway and one in North Carolina, and with that in mind I decided to record my part in one take, warts and all. I made a LOT of mistakes, but I kind of liked the bouncy feel. Thanks Jan Erik!

Update (2013): It turns out that I hate the bouncy feel. Hate! I have worked hard to get rid of it... maybe one day soon I will post a new version.

10 comments on “Cumberland Gap”

erstokke Says:
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 @5:06:39 PM

Glad to know you enjoy my backing tracks. Long distance jamming - at last the internet can be used for something useful! Ill be back with more backing tracks later! Jan Erik

Pat Doherty Says:
Sunday, September 9, 2007 @8:54:14 AM

Very nice!  Really enjoyed hearing your playing.  I like your style.  Let me know when you post some more!

Picking Pete Says:
Monday, November 5, 2007 @7:01:53 PM

Great really enjoyed that, long remember Lonnie Donnigan version back in the late 50's

BanjoJohnny Says:
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 @4:21:53 PM

I like the personal touches you added to it. Very nice.

banjogra Says:
Friday, December 14, 2007 @9:47:20 AM

very nice thank you,  being a newie, I will enjoy playing along with you

hammeron Says:
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 @9:58:56 PM

I like the fact that you don't try to race through the tunes as fast as humanly possible but rather, play them at a little slower pace and thereby more relaxing to listen too. Nice work.

David M Says:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 @1:39:00 AM

Some more great picking Matt, I'm enjoying my visit to your music page this morning..! :-)

banjoike Says:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 @7:04:41 PM

That is just real fine. Happy Beer drinking music!!

rgoad Says:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 @8:56:37 PM

I'm late here, but it liked it a lot! The bounce was really pretty well syncopated for walk. I like it!

guitarman8491 Says:
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @4:43:52 AM

Gotta say this is a fine tune, very well picked and easy on the ears!

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