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Buck's Run

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: A  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by corcoran, updated: 1/5/2020
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Notes: Buck’s Run is a delightful mandolin tune composed by Buck White. To me, it conjures the sound of baying hounds chasing a deer. It is also an excellent tune for the banjo and has been recorded by several artists: Buck White of course, with banjo by Jack Hicks; Larry Cordle, with banjo by Dave Talbot from Ontari-ari-ari-o; and Jeff White, with banjo by Charlie Cushman. My version of Buck’s Run includes influences from each of these banjo pickers, as well as a wonderful fiddle break by Kenny Baker (ah, Kenny Baker …). It is played in the key of A.

3 comments

Jack Baker Says:
Saturday, January 11, 2020 @1:37:53 PM
Nice arrangement Michael. I tabbed Jack Hicks' version years ago but never put it into Tabledit; I don't think Tabledit was even around back then. A future project maybe...Jack

corcoran Says:
Monday, January 13, 2020 @3:33:00 AM
It would be fun to compare the tabs, Jack. I did not try to capture Hicks’s version note-for-note, but I did borrow a couple of his ideas, along with some influences from Dave Talbot’s and Charlie Cushman’s playing. If you listen hard you can even hear a bit of Kenny Baker. Michael

Jack Baker Says:
Monday, January 13, 2020 @6:32:02 PM
Ok, I'll let you know when I put Jack's version into Tabledit. Jack came up with a really fun arrangement which in those days was really something...J

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