We passed fourteen thousand subscribers on YouTube.
Right now the official numbers at this moment for the channel are 4,801,058
views and 14,002 subscribers.
We are still growing, learning and sharing the joy of folk music together. With each new video and each new subscriber we take another step closer to my goal of making the art of frailing banjo universal and accessible to all!
Looking forward to meeting you and Dad at the MD Folk Musicians retreat ! Thought you’d enjoy this original tune I put together “B&O Freight Line”. It’s adapted from Bukka Whites “”The Panama Special”. Different picking and note choices I put together and wrote new lyrics since I live by a lot of the historic parts of the B&O railroad. Plus I love trains and songs about trains.
This is played by a section of the tracks in the Patapsco river valley on location.
Tuning is open D.
Thought it would cheer you up since you’ve been having some health issues lately.
Here are just a few of the things we are working on:
A weekly workshop with Patrick sharing insights and instruction on the techniques that come together as folk guitar.
Group Video Workshops:
We are setting up a weekly group video chat. This feature will be limited to our Patreon supporters. More information soon.
Book In Progress:
I have a new book in the works. This summer we will be making it available a chapter at a time to our Patreon supporters. In addition to reading the work first you will gain insight into the creative process behind The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo and other much-loved music books.
This is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. We have a lot of great stuff in the works, Your support on Patreon will go a long way towards helping us make it all happen!
The Daily Frail is back in action and I am having a lot of fun.
When I came home in 2014 I was as sick as I have ever been, and I was not sure if I would ever get back to my old self. It feels so good to be back in action and the show of support on Patreon has been a real boost.
As exercises on The Daily Frail become more complicated you can find tab on our Patreon blog.
We have set our Patreon at the super low price of $1.00 so that it is easy for anybody to take part. You do not have to take part to access the videos of the tab files. Like Utah Phillips, I want to make a living, not a killing.
We do have some events in the works the will be exclusive to our subscribers. Stay tuned to this blog and our Patreon page for more information.
Sing the Banjo! returns next week. Folk Guitar begins soon Joy!