Wayfaring StrangerHere’s a version of “Wayfaring Stranger” I started and haven’t finished. Kenny Smith on guitar, Nate Lee on fiddle, Bobby Davis on bass and I’m playing mandolin.
Angeline the BakerI’m playing mandolin on “Angelina Baker” with Kenny Smith, Nate Lee, Ned Luberecki and Alan Tompkins.
Little MarthaI’m not really a dobro player but I own a dobro. Here is a slide version of Duane Allman’s “Little Martha” I had to play to kick off the AIPAC National Summit at the AT&T Winspear Opera House a few months ago.
Lonesome Moonlight WaltzA rough mix with me on mandolin, Clay Powers guitar and Alan Tompkins bass. Texas Shorty will be on fiddle.
The Rights of ManSome ways to play Irish music on the five string. I can send you tab if you like.
Georgia BoysAlso known as Senica Square Dance and The Federals are Coming. Robert Bowlin guitar, Texas Shorty fiddle, and me on mandolin and banjo.
Bonaparte Crossing the RockiesFrom Texas Shorty’s Coming Down From Denver CD. I’m playing guitar and mandolin.
Carol of the BellsChristmas music anyone? I’ve updated the arrangement to more closely follow the music since I recorded this.
THE BluesLive at CampBluegrass. Clay Powers guitar and Alan Tompkins bass, and me on mandolin.
Pavan by MilanI transcribed a Vihulea tune for mandolin by Luis Milan from circa 1455. Instructional mp3 from Mel Bay’s MandolinSessions.com. I can send you tab if you like.
Sounds of BellsI transcribed this great Brazilian guitar piece for mandolin by João Pernambuco. This was just recorded with an iPad at about 10,000 feet on the side of Pike’s Peak. Raul Reynoso (great Django, jazz, etc, guitarist) and I just picking. Raul’s guitar part really makes the tune.
Molly BloomeFrom 1983. Texas Shorty fiddle, Mark O’Connor mandolin & guitar, Eldon Chancellor bass, and me on banjo.
Bonnie Cates ReelFrom 1983. Texas Shorty fiddle, Sam Bush mandolin, Robert Chancellor guitar, and me on banjo. I overdubed the banjo but the tape machine speed up and slowed down while the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass tracks were recorded. No one noticed until I had to play to the track. It was a bit challenging to try and match the roller coaster tempos… Plus when I composed the banjo part I didn’t know they were going to play it so dang fast! I would have left out many of the triplets.
Gypsy WaltzLive with Texas Shorty at Randy Elmore’s fiddle camp. I just jammed something.
Lonesome Fiddle BluesFrom 1983. Texas Shorty fiddle, Mark O’Connor mandolin and guitar, Eldon Chancellor bass, and me on banjo.
Solo Guitar DemoSome short selections of solo guitar.