The Daily Frail 3/15/2018

Wrestling with full-chord hammers.

The tab for every new episode is posted on our Patreon blog:

Fret not. You do not have to contribute to access the tab file.
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Frailing Down Under

I recently received a request from a banjo player in Sydney, Australia. This person is looking for somebody or several somebodies to jam with.

If you are in the Sydney area looking for a jamming buddy, contact me and I’ll put you in contact with each other.

Australia is one of the few things left on my bucket list. Someday I’d like to ramble around visiting banjo players down under. Maybe hold a folk retreat. Someday.

In The Works . . .

The Daily Frail and the Patrick and Dear Old Dad Vidcast are starting a regular production schedule and our Patreon is growing day by day. This gives us time and resources to start working on new projects.

Here are just a few of the things we are working on:

Folk Guitar:
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!

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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.

Here is a link to today’s Patreon post:

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!