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Cripple Creek with Ed Britt

Posted by Don Borchelt


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- Play count: 3770

Size: 1,903kb, uploaded 9/11/2008 10:29:30 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

As long as I can still hold a banjo in my tired old hands, if I can still play this tune, I will be okay with it. This is the tune that got me hooked on picking, and it is still the best banjo tune there is, and I'm not afraid to say so. This is our take on it, Ed Britt and me, and we hope you like it. I'm playing my new old Ode, and Ed is picking his Ome, and we are both in open G tuning. Recorded on my Tascam DR-1, no fancy microphones, nothing.

16 comments on “Cripple Creek with Ed Britt”

jphulme Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @12:07:21 AM

Very very good! Loved it. You just cant get sick of this tune can you.

joemac Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @12:08:11 AM

Don, best i ever heard, fantastic mate, five big ones from me.

Gareth Banjoland Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @12:30:53 AM

Ripper Don! I always learn something when I listen to your tunes, thanks again.

Yard Onion Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @3:39:28 AM

Great version!!  I love that tune also!


darryl k. Says:
Friday, September 12, 2008 @11:35:24 AM


mainejohn Says:
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @4:53:55 AM

Well done, to say the least. You guys are just too damn good. Remind me never to take my banjo out in your presence!

john fincher Says:
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @1:55:47 PM

Great playing you two.  The two banjos work really well together.  To me, what singles this out is the tempo.  So many people play CC like they really want to be the first past the post.  Nice to hear people playing it with some sensitivity and skill. 

banjofanatico Says:
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @7:41:58 PM

Great rendition.  Nice down-home feel.  5 stars.   -- David



Violanjo Says:
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @2:27:47 PM

This is how that tune should be played!

olek Says:
Saturday, October 4, 2008 @7:01:59 AM

Just great!!

jaybird34 Says:
Saturday, December 27, 2008 @10:23:10 PM

Id say thats about perfect!!!  Love it

RatLer Says:
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 @8:22:23 AM

Don...I checked this out the other day. Really nice. Ya'll make it sound easy!!

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @2:13:10 PM

well i didnt leave a comment some how i missed it but now great job you two just great

Marc Nerenberg Says:
Thursday, January 6, 2011 @8:05:57 PM

If this tune can be played better than this...well, heck, that would mean ANYTHING'S possible!

stanjmullaney Says:
Thursday, February 4, 2016 @1:13:39 PM

Banjo cannot be played better than this......I've been playing for 40+, when I get down about my playing,I listen to DB's Cripple Creek I love the banjo again......the man has style! Stan m

Don Borchelt Says:
Thursday, February 4, 2016 @8:34:58 PM

Thank you, Stan, I appreciate the very kind words.

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