clean as a whistle
Who is Homer?? is that really Don Reno is disguise?? there's a deeper story here...
I'm a big Homer and the barnstormers fan! My dad had many records of this group I'm not sure who played banjo--Johnny Wisnat perhaps? Or, maybe it is another player who's name escapes me...I'll think of it later.
The album was first released in 1963. The BHO archives will yield a good bit of discussion of the album and what seems to be a majority opinion that it is Buck Trent.
Some of the best bluegrass picking you want to hear.....It was listening to that L.P. that got my interest in Bluegrass Banjo going.
Edited by - Blackjaxe47 on 07/22/2019 14:50:07
I have the original Flaming banjos instead of banjos on fire,thanks for the update on the release,I guestamated it. Another record, same era, and similar is the The Cumberland Clan which I also have
As I remember past threads here on BHO, Buck Trent is not the "only" banjo player involved.
Also, the Mastertone pictured on the album cover is Roger Sprung's. Don't know why -- he wasn't picking on the album.
Dad bought this new when I was just a kid, before I even started playing banjo. He and Mom used to speculate it was Homer Haynes (of Homer & Jethro) leading the group -- for an RCA project.
I mostly remember at least one of the banjos on the LP cover was an open back -- even I knew that wasn't very bluegrassy.
Note the early use of the title phrase "bluegrass banjo". At that time "bluegrass" was just beginning to come into wide use on album covers. "With 5 string banjo!" was much more common then.
Edited by - The Old Timer on 07/22/2019 18:17:28
I had that album,, one of the few bluegrass albums I could find in my hometown in the late ‘60’s....never had a clue who played the banjo. Thnx for the enlightenment. I liked Grandfather’s Ccc.....Timepiece (as JohnDuffy said) the best. https://youtu.be/1WEeUuzi3nE
Edited by - chuckv97 on 07/22/2019 18:33:48
Love this. These guys are on iTunes.
Considering his proclivity for the use of Scruggs tuners, I'd say that Buck Trent is a pretty good guess.
'Jenny Get Around' 2 hrs
'Moon bridge placement' 2 hrs
'Banjo tuning' 2 hrs