mp3 download Instruments – banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonium You never know where inspiration will come from. In this case, it came from a small toy. Just watching the big, blue, smiling face rock gently back and forth I thought it might be fun to play along. So I grabbed my banjo and this melody came … Continue reading Dr. Bobbinhead
mp3 download Instruments – Fiddle, guitar, harmonium, bass This is a tune learned from an old recording of Leonard Finseth. I recorded this tune to help start a Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Kickstarter Project. Mike Sawyer, a local musician and dear friend, is assembling a band to perform and record the music of some great old-time … Continue reading Governor’s Square
mp3 download Instruments – Banjo tuned aDADE Guitar Mandolin Bass Harmonium Get up in the Morning is an old minstrel tune as far as I can tell. I learned the tune from Adam Kiesling’s wonderful CD – Unclouded Day and he apparently got the tune from Bugs Bunny, whatever that means. Adam’s version is just … Continue reading Get up in the Morning
mp3 download I learned this one from Dwight Diller who got it from the Hammonses. I forget the whole story but I think that someone died and this particular person wanted some music played at his graveside. So a friend of his sat an overnight vigil at his grave and played this song all … Continue reading Dead Man’s Piece – banjo, mandolin, guitar, and harmonium
mp3 download The Kantele is such a fun instrument to noodle around. Here is an original melody composed on the Kantele as I played my boys to sleep one night. Recorded with Harmonium.