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Banjo Gathering

$20.00

100% pure old-time banjo:
unobscured, unaccompanied & unadulterated.

Instructors from the Swannanoa Gathering, a music camp in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC, joined forces with other players for this “snapshop of what 23 contemporary old-time musicians do with their banjos when nobody is watching.”

This is a double CD with 50 tunes. Profits benefit the Swannanoa Gathering.

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100% pure old-time banjo:
unobscured, unaccompanied & unadulterated.

Instructors from the Swannanoa Gathering, a music camp in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC, joined forces with other players for this “snapshop of what 23 contemporary old-time musicians do with their banjos when nobody is watching.” I have three tracks: Sugar Babe (played on a fretless gourd banjo), A Hammons Piece (that turns out to be a version of ‘Calloway’), and Walkin’ In the Parlor.

This collection is an intriguing and eminently listenable album of tunes that range from the elegantly funky to the sublime. The pacing of the tracks and variety are frankly astounding and you will hear the rhythmic subtlety and melodic beauty of this instrument when it is not backing up a fiddler or buried in a band. I highly recommend this disc.

All profits from its sale go to benefit the Swannanoa Gathering’s scholarship fund for young musicians. A good cause and a great collection of performances.

Scott’s tracks are CD ONE: track 3, CD TWO: tracks 6 and 20)

CD ONE

  1. Cumberland Gap
  2. Sail Away Ladies
  3. Hammons’ Piece
  4. Old Man Can Your Dog Catch a Rabbit?
  5. Little Billy Wilson
  6. Liza Jane
  7. Rolling Mills Are Burning Down
  8. Sally Gooden
  9. Fish on a Hook
  10. Brushy Fork
  11. Reuben
  12. Jack Wilson
  13. Bony Crossing the Alps
  14. John Henry
  15. Bell’s March
  16. Shortening Bread
  17. Arkansas Traveler
  18. Last Chance
  19. Little Betty Ann
  20. Twin Sisters
  21. Miss McLeod’s Reel
  22. Will there Be Any Stars in My Crown?
  23. Hello Coon
  24. A Fiddle or a Dram
  25. Grey Eagle

CD TWO

  1. Hook and Line
  2. Tempe
  3. Chilly Winds
  4. Indian Squaw
  5. Mole in the Ground
  6. Walkin’ In the Parlor
  7. Sugar Baby
  8. Piney Ridge
  9. The Little Doctor Fell in the Well
  10. Uncle Norm’s Tune
  11. Protect the Innocent
  12. Sally Ann
  13. French Waltz
  14. New River Train
  15. Sally Gooden
  16. Mississippi Sawyer
  17. Jenny Get Around
  18. The Boatman
  19. Lost Gander
  20. Sugar Babe
  21. Sail Away Ladies
  22. Old Sally Brown
  23. Lonesome John on Clinch Mountain
  24. Last Chance
  25. Sandy Boys

The Players

  • Scott Ainslie
  • Steve Baughman
  • Paul Brown
  • John cohen
  • Da Gellert
  • Alice Gerrard
  • Gail Gillespi
  • Cathhy Fink
  • John Herrmann
  • Gordy Hinners
  • Phil Mamison
  • Brad Leftwich
  • John McCutcheon
  • Terri McMurray
  • Bruce Molsky
  • Joe Newberry
  • Brett Riggs
  • Tom Sauber
  • Mike Seeger
  • Rafe Stefanini
  • Bob Thornburg
  • David Winston


Reviews

  1. :

    Go off to CD Baby to see what folks are saying about these CDs. Listen to other mp3 samples there, then come back and support Scott as well as the Swannanoa Gathering when you purchase the CD directly from Cattail Music.

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