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Aug 9, 2021 - 11:10:24 AM
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320 posts since 2/8/2019

This week marks the 85th Old Time Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, VA ~ way back when I was a teenager, I attended this event and learned a C minor tuning on the banjo from fiddlers Tommy Jarrell & Buddy Pendleton, who also fooled around with the banjo a bit. I came home and wrote this tune as a result and ended up using it as the title for my first Rounder Records album, "FORTY YEARS LATE". Here it is ~


Aug 9, 2021 - 11:48:14 AM

banjoy

USA

9851 posts since 7/1/2006

This was among my favorite banjo albums ever. I had a copy of it but I lost all my music collection to a flooded storage room decades ago.

It really rattled my world back then in a good way. Thanks for that, Butch!

Aug 9, 2021 - 5:47:43 PM
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Bikerider

Canada

6 posts since 12/7/2012

Frank - I have a copy of that album collecting dust. Send me your info and I’d be happy to give it to you.
Don

Aug 13, 2021 - 10:37:04 AM

2400 posts since 8/21/2007

I probably had one of the first copies of this album when it first came out in the late 70’s. I still have it.
Butch came to Norwich (CT) and did a small show shortly after he bought the RB-4. I asked him if I could see it and he just handed it to me!
Then I asked him to play 40 Years Late and he obliged.
Dio mio.
I still think that tune ranks up there with the best of them. Every time I listen to it it just blows me away.

Aug 24, 2021 - 3:25:53 PM

5866 posts since 7/12/2004

You are one of My favorite pickers. I have that album, just fabulous.
Thanks for all the good music You played,
Also I used to see You on Comberland Hylanders show, but can't find it now.
Thanks Buch.

Aug 25, 2021 - 10:05:44 AM

_jth

USA

14 posts since 8/24/2021

What a beautiful tuning! Great picking too.

Aug 27, 2021 - 4:59:15 AM

74989 posts since 5/9/2007

Wonderful!
This was the first album I bought of Butch's playing and the one that made me a fan.

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