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Steam-Powered Aeroplane

Posted by OTJohn


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- Play count: 179

Size: 4,783kb, uploaded 8/2/2008 10:24:39 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

Kudos to the late John Hartford on this one. Our string band, Biscuit Creek, usually has it requested when we play. Took awhile to figure out the backup banjo on that one. Taped during a practice session.

8 comments on “Steam-Powered Aeroplane”

Ks_5-picker Says:
Saturday, August 2, 2008 @8:37:19 PM

Hey,I play and sing this one too......3 finger style........great job!!

thilo-w Says:
Sunday, August 3, 2008 @4:38:15 AM

I also made a multitrackrecording of this nice song in scruggs-style.
Your version sounds absouletly great! Vey good Job!

MikeVB Says:
Monday, October 27, 2008 @12:07:30 PM

mind sharing your backup arrangment with us?

MiG-19 Says:
Friday, May 29, 2009 @5:35:45 PM

That's a great version of this classic.  Thanks for sharing!

Amy Buck Says:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 @7:56:39 AM

I love the clawhammer. Really enjoyed the song. I can understand the singer better than John!

OTJohn Says:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 @8:51:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words. This is one I play with my old pal Tim Crosby. Depending on our group configuration he will play and sing either using fiddle or mandolin. We've been playing/performing together for abt 25 years so it's gotten pretty seamless. I found that you can play this tune fairly easily in either A or double D tuning. Usually do it in D to make it easier to sing. With this one, the banjo part is all about tiiming.

daren Says:
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @4:57:39 PM

A great tune from back in the goodle days. You guys sound great! See if you can bring Tim to Centralia.

PickaFive Says:
Thursday, May 29, 2014 @1:03:02 PM

Mighty fine music! Great tribute to one of the best entertainers ever. We miss you still John. Thanks for posting this.

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