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The Unlikely Banjoist

A post I’ve been hanging onto; a bit off-topic, personal, and possibly without any point. I am an unlikely banjoist.  I got a very cheap banjo when I was 14 years old but didn’t find a teacher.  I took a … Continue reading

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Romany Rai

Romano Rai (Romany Rye) (Traditional, English) I’m a Romano Rai, just an old didikai, I build all my temples beneath the blue sky, I live in a tent and I don’t pay no rent, and that’s why they call me … Continue reading

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Wandering Minstral

Another painting by the Scottish artist John Burr (1831-1893).  An itinerant fiddler plays for a family in a Scottish lane.  I can’t help but think the father looking out has a skeptical look; possibly wondering what this will cost in … Continue reading

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Handcrafts

Some craftsmanship seen at Winter Count 2014.  Moving a little closer to a hand-made life, one skill at a time. Hand made pottery made by artisans who collect the raw clays, slips, and paints make for greatly loved cookware and … Continue reading

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Banjo redo

Last winter I had an important epiphany about myself as a musician.  I am under nor delusion that I will ever be more than a closet or campfire player.  For me, for now, that’s going to have to be good … Continue reading

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Landfill Harmonic Pt II

This is inspirational on so many levels for me.  I hope others enjoy it too.

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Garbage and Poverty Converted to Real Beauty

Extreme poverty in Paraguay has not stopped a community from creating beautiful music there.

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Scotland!

As if she needed to advertise.  A wonderful place. A great video on Vimeo and music by Clanadonia. Scotland.org and Blipfoto present 1,507 entries, 715 photos, 32 countries, 2 months between St Andrew’s Day 2011 and Burns Night 2012. The … Continue reading

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So Sam Sai

Or, everybody loves a banjo: Made from a halved coconut and ivory.  Pretty sweet.  Click the image for the reference.

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Porch Music

A foreshadowing of an early retirement…

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