I believe the first banjo player is Taj Mahal, and the second is Don Vappie
You re correct on the banjo players. Nice version.
Band listed as:
The band featured: Trumpet -- Wynton Marsalis Guitar, Vocals -- Eric Clapton Trumpet -- Marcus Printup Trombone -- Chris Crenshaw Clarinet -- Victor Goines Piano -- Dan Nimmer Bass -- Carlos Henriquez Drums -- Ali Jackson Keyboards -- Chris Stainton Banjo -- Don Vappie Special Guest Guitar, Vocals -- Taj Mahal
Edited by - R Buck on 11/11/2019 17:20:37
So Taj Mahal plays a 5 string banjo capoed on the 9th fret? Shades of Ralph Stanley playing Rabbit in the Log.
Not being a particular "fan" of any of these performers, I can honestly say I found it unfulfilling. The star power failed to move me. I'd rather hear Tuba Skinny do Corinna.
I did notice the plectrum banjo was an Ome (I think).
Edited by - The Old Timer on 11/11/2019 19:05:06
I think this was quite a treat. I do like most of these guys. Some I never heard of. I have heard Taj Mahal play clawhammer and finger pick a 6 string and he is quite a talent on the banjo. I don't think I ever saw Eric Clapton have such a good time on stage. Even though he is a great guitar player he always looked bored. I'm glad I took the time to view this !
In 2016, Bela Fleck had a residency at Symphony Space in New York City. It included a great banjo show that included Don Vappie, who is a wonderful musician. Here's a rehearsal video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHxQhs6uxts
Thanks for this.
Chris Stainton is playing the electric piano, not the banjo. I saw him in Joe Cocker's band at the Atlantic City Pop Festival two weeks before Woodstock. He's all over Eric Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute DVD. He's been a keyboard fixture for several decades.
'[FF] Curried Nuts' 17 min
'WTB Calton Banjo Case' 2 hrs