Singing With The Banjo And Guitar

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…

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Basic Frailing Banjo DVD – Free & Demonetized

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)!

God bless,

Alive and Cooking

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.