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Civil War Tunes
Recorded June 25, 2006 by Carl Anderton playing gut-strung reproduction Civil War era banjo (made by George Wunderlich). These unrehearsed recordings were made during a reenactment of The Battle of Cole Camp, Missouri (1861). "We just found a shady spot and I started playing what ever popped into my head," reported Carl to members of the Minstrel Banjo forum.
  Rumsey's Jig Listen
Source: Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without a Master (1865)

  Silver Lake Waltz Listen
Yes, that was live cannon fire in the background.
Frank B. Converse's New & Complete Method for the Banjo with or without a Master (1865)

  What's Going On Listen
Source: Phil. Rice’s Correct Method for the Banjo: With or Without a Master (1858)


Danforth Ebony Bones
Short QuickTime movie I made for customer demonstrates Danforth Ebony bones
(Get free QuickTime player Windows | Mac) Watch movie



Playing the Bones...

Yours truly rattlin' away with marvelous musicians in various musical genres including Willow Creek (gospel & bluegrass), Carl Anderton (minstrel), Carolina Chocolate Drops (minstrel), Banjo Billy and friends (old-time), Bottoms Up Blues Gang (blues), "Blind Boy" Paxton (minstrel), Bones Fest XI (minstrel) and XIII (Irish), Christine Breen & Roger Netherton (old-time), Raw Earth (urban tribal), Gum Springs Serenaders (minstrel), Ed Yother (Irish), Rich Egan (ragtime), Jan Marra ("Brother Bones" style) and more...

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