Head for the hills, it’s banjo practice time. Here’s me attempting to play a fiddle tune known as The Forky Deer, or Forked Deer (say fork-kid).
It’s pronounced Fork-id Deer or sometimes Forky Deer, and it’s one of my fave fiddle tunes. It’s one of the tunes I attempt to play on clawhammer banjo. Here are a couple nice performances of the tune. First up is the Berline, Crary and Hickman…… Read More
Don’t try this at home kids, and remember old time music is addictive and may be dangerous to your health.
….although many recount stories of famous train wrecks and engineers and so on. I found a great version of Railroading through the Rocky Mountains – a wonderful fiddle tune – on the YouTube machine. Here are Hopping Jenny. Of course if you’re not into Old… Read More
Hell Among the Yearlings has to be one of the best song titles in Old Time music. It’s also a great fiddle tune. Here are the Mountain Boomers String Band at JC’s Fish and BBQ Knoxville, Arkansas
Soldier’s Joy is well known as an Old Time fiddle tune, but I read that it goes way back, possibly to the 1700s in Scotland and Ireland. It has a fantastically catchy melody. I can tell you it’s a fun one to play on clawhammer… Read More
Mississippi Sawyer is an old fiddle tune that has been around since the mid-19th Century, but I don’t know much about its origins. I’ve only heard it as an instrumental and I don’t know if there are any lyrics kicking around for this one. I… Read More
Here are The Shots performing Hop High Ladies, just because….
I love this tune. You will too. Enjoy your Daily Dose… Peter Knupfer along with Joel Mabus on Mandolin And now Hillar Bergman and James Carr That’s what I’m talkin’ about. Finally, here’s a version that has accordion and didgeridoo…and by God there’s a slide… Read More
Soldier’s Joy is an old tune that has been performed in every way imaginable and recorded countless times. It’s one I enjoy playing on my triple row button accordion. Here’s some interesting versions I found on YouTube. This version makes me want to have a… Read More