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Apr 21, 2021 - 9:52:36 PM
89 posts since 2/16/2008

I had heard some tunes a while back by a guy who used no finger picks at all, and he called it melancholy banjo music. Played a lot of things much slower than the usual bluegrass style. I really liked it a lot but I have no idea how to look him up.
I don't remember his name!! But I do know he had full albums that could be purchased.

any one have any ideas???

Apr 22, 2021 - 3:11:15 AM
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2607 posts since 11/8/2010

Perhaps Tony Ellis?

Apr 22, 2021 - 6:40:17 AM

10893 posts since 4/23/2004

There's an album out called "Melancholy with Banjo" by Sonny Pursall.

Apr 22, 2021 - 6:52:06 AM
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57105 posts since 12/14/2005

Best I can do, on such short notice  cheeky

Apr 22, 2021 - 10:11:09 PM
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89 posts since 2/16/2008

Thanks Phillip it was Tony Ellis !

I have been trying to remember that for ages !!

Apr 22, 2021 - 10:55:32 PM
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1790 posts since 4/10/2005

Tony Ellis is a haunting and soulful player and composer of banjo music. He often plays Stelling models including a lovely custom "woody" without a metal tone ring. There is so much wonderful stuff to do with resonator banjos beyond the confines of bluegrass rules & regs. Including playing bluegrass tunes at non-hyper speeds.

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