It's been a while since I've thrown in on one of these #banjototw. This week @d.cassells picked Hobart Smith's "Pateroller Song". I've never played it before today and I don't claim to be playing it right. This is what my brain and fingers did after listening to it and trying to play it a couple of times. Played here on my #ssstewartbanjo, made only 30 years after slavery was abolished. BTW, if you're wondering what that has to do with this tune, Google "Pateroller". Alright, enough ramblin'... hope you like it. . . . #banjo#clawhammerbanjo#dropthumbsnotbombs
@d.cassells has chosen "Pateroller Song" as the #banjototw. I didn't know what a pateroller was, Googled it, and was reminded that some of these old time tunes have very troubling origins. I can't imagine the huge amount of injustices that must have occurred at the hands of these paterollers. Ugh.
Where are all the #banjototw folks? This week, @cumberland_banjos has selected "John Hardy." There's an awesome video of Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and a few others having a blast with this one on YouTube. Cool tune and awesome playing, Cam!
#banjototw is @jdwilkes' call this week, and he chose "Cattle in the Cane." I was going to try his arrangement, but @cumberland_banjos already laid that down! Here's a version I found on YouTube that I learned despite the performer's choice to call himself "Banjovi..."