For those of you out there who enjoy the classic banjo style or who’d like to finally know what the heck Joel Hooks and John Cohen (csacwp) are always talking about, Aaron Jonah Lewis, who is one of the classic styles best practitioners, has just released a new album. Based on the sample on YouTube, I think that were all in for an amazing treat.
Thanks, Aaron really is amazing. I just picked his album up after checking out the video, thanks for the recommendation.
I saw Aaron Jonah Lewis play at the Baltimore Old Time Jam last spring, and he played a great rendition of The Banshee (there is a youtube video as well I believe). It's worth checking out The Corn Potato String Band which is the trio Aaron plays with (fiddle as well as banjo). Not only are he and his bandmates highly skilled, but they are humorous as well.
Yes! Buy this CD-- it is fantastic.
'First Try With Audacity' 47 min
'Simple Gifts' 1 hr
'Uncloudy Day' 1 hr