Keep an eye on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube Music and other sources for streaming music. I just uploaded four tracks to the services, and I will be adding more on a steady basics for a while.
You can pre-save The New, New, New Minglewood Blues on Spotify today, and be in tune as more tracks go up
Before anybody asks, no. This has nothing to do with the big project. That is a different thing altogether. More on that down the road.
Also, concerning slide technique: I use extra light strings and an extremely low action. I like glass slides. The tone is all in the touch – and the touch only comes with practice.
If you like this sound, just get a slide and start playing barre chords while you sing folk songs. Over time, after singing several hundred songs, your technique will improve. That’s how I got touch and technique where it is. You can too.
Gus Cannon did it first. Then The Grateful Dead recorded it as The New, New Minglewood Blues. So, I did it on the banjo. With a bottleneck. Now it’s The New, New, New Minglewood Blues.
High quality MP3 can be freely downloaded from:
Flac files can be picked up on Bandcamp: https://banjoblues.bandcamp.com/
People have been asking me for ages to post tracks on Bandcamp.
Now, I know people say that all the time. In my case, people have really been asking me to post some audio files in some sort of central location for a long time.
I started the page today. Jinx Blues and Samson and Delilah are available for download. More tracks to come.
My take on a song by one of my heroes, Blind Willie Johnson – only on the banjo. Because banjos are cool.
I love this song.
Download a better quality MP3 track: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44309910
The How and the Tao of Old-Time Banjo is back on Amazon.com. Get your copy while supplies last.
Dear Old Dad and I have to hit the road today, so there will not be a Daily Frail exercise this morning.