Back in 2006, I wrote a songbook titled Singing With The Banjo And Guitar. We were inches from going to print, but I kept holding off because of my misgivings over the effectiveness of using tab. I still have the old Word files stored away somewhere.
As I was waffling over publishing the book, Dear Old Dad convinced me to go ahead and record the tracks for an accompanying CD. After I decided to shelve the project, the audio files were more or less forgotten.
I found those audio files today…Continue reading
When we released our first DVD workshop, we had no idea that we were creating something that would reach countless people.
Our original upload of chapters one and two to YouTube in 2006 wound up reaching close to seven hundred thousand people. Each. That was cool, but the file was uploaded with a dial-up modem and streaming video quality back then was a pixelated pea soup Exorcist barf nightmare that implied more than displayed.
Yes. I did read all of your complaints over the years…
DVD’s are out of style, and during this COVID-19 epidemic, I think it is important to share freely and love. So, here you go. The DVD that launched countless frailers: Basic Frailing Banjo with Patrick Costello. As we ride out this epidemic together, I will be mining our archives and uploading more of our DVD workshops in full. Heck, I may dive into the unreleased interviews from The Down Neck Gazette (there are probably close to 100 tapes in the crate)!
Riding out Covid-19 and somehow sustaining ourselves on my homemade bread, homemade pizza and tonight, I made a nice calzone from last night’s leftover pizza dough. It’s though, but we will get by somehow.
I love that this is just three chords, but it sounds like so much more the way Waylon layered the arrangement. I thought it would be fun to try a similar effect in a solo setting.
Chase the 2020 blues away today! Learn to play the banjo! https://www.patreon.com/Dobro33H
Reading the headlines this morning and for some reason, this Goebel Reeves tune came to mind.
Lessons and more: https://www.patreon.com/Dobro33H
I got my BAHA hearing aids back, and they still don’t work! https://www.patreon.com/Dobro33H
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Patrick and I believe that it is important to reach out to the people who support and present the music so we have set aside a few bunks in the Faith House for you.
No charge, no strings. All you have to do is tell me about yourself.
Call me at 410-968-3873
Peace to all,
Pat Costello (Dear Old Dad)