This is my playing of Sidna & Fulton Myers beautifully distinctive and hypnotic version of Twin Sisters. Banjo part closely following how Sidna Myers chose to play it. AABBB structure as in the original, starting on a half B. Here on a steel-strung 12" fretless banjo made by Mac Traynham.
Bill Rogers (Moderator)
Takes you to another time and place. Nicely done.
Sounds real nice.
So, which sister was the EVIL twin?
(These gals have absolutely identical shirts, gifts from me, which say "SHE's the EVIL twin")
Originally posted by Bill Rogers
>Takes you to another time and place<
Indeed Bill. That's exactly what draws me like a moth to a flame to listening to the Myers brothers.
Hard to put the finger on what it is about the sound that gives their music that time traveling aspect. Possibly their strong rhythmic emphasis which I'm sure comes from long hours spent playing for dancers combined with clear echoes of African American banjo influence? I don't know if when Sidna was younger he would've mixed with black musicians in Five Forks and around Hillsville, but the imprint is sure as heck there in his banjo sound. It got there somehow. Hypnotic rhythm and repetition entirely suggestive of a purpose to get feet moving. And that presence and function imparts an archaic and timeless quality.
Edited by - m06 on 06/30/2020 11:26:00
Really like this one.
I continue to be impressed with your precise intonation on a fretless, something that sometimes eludes me. Nice one.
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