Bruce Evans's Blog (3)

Arrival of the banjo in North America and Ireland

Shlomo Pestcoe is a banjo historian. In response to my request aabout arrival of the banjo in Ireland he responded with the following:

 

Shlomo Pestcoe

4 hours ago…
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Added by Bruce Evans on September 10, 2011 at 2:21 — 1 Comment

Can you identify this guitar player?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk_9Uo2eIpo

 

I first listened to this video to hear Gerry of course, and he marvelous, as always. But I find the guitar player's work fascinating. First of all, who is he? No, the first thing I noticed is that he is playing his acoustic guitar with an SST pickup amplified. If they were performing on a big stage that would not be unusual at all, but this is the first time I have heard an…

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Added by Bruce Evans on September 4, 2011 at 10:24 — 1 Comment

Star of the County Down

Hmm... We can't post videos with singing in the video section, but no explanation why. 

OK. Let's try it here.

When I came up with this arrangement of SotCD I wanted to do something different from everything else. Let me know what you think.

Hammered dulcimer - TradConnect member Jim Rathbun and his 10 year old student Noah Jefferies

6 string Banjo - Greg Kaiser

Fiddle - Kelly Kaiser

Guitar and vocal - Bruce Evans…

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Added by Bruce Evans on August 18, 2011 at 0:56 — 4 Comments

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