Monthly archives: January, 2012

Taking The Week Off – But You Can Get 20% Off at Lulu.com

                        Unfortunately, I need to take the week off since my work schedule has been changed around and I decided to join Sandy and some friends and do some non-music related stuff. We had fun this weekend and it was great to get out…


Folk Song Of The Week – I Took My Gal Out Walkin’

The Folk Song Of The Week is I Took My Gal Out Walkin’. It’s a fun song on frailing / clawhammer banjo. I have simplified it down to the bare essentials and it still has a kick to it! Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to sing it!     I Took My…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – The Rose Of Allendale

I fell in love with this song back in the mid-90’s when I traveled from Champaign, IL to the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago to see The Makem Brothers perform. I was in the “market” for a new ballad and this one hit the spot. The only problem was that everyone else started playing…


Folk Song Of The Week – Sweet Sunny South

The Folk Song Of The Week this time around is Sweet Sunny South. There are many more verses than what I sang on the video and it’s a great, great song. This is a mainstay at our monthly jams and I love to make it as long as possible. Have fun with it and don’t…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – A Nation Once Again

The request came in to do one from Irish Pub Songs For The 5-String Banjo Vol 1, so here it is. This time around the Irish Pub Song Of The Day is A Nation Once Again. This is a great one to play on frailing / clawhammer banjo. Play along and have fun! A Nation…


Folk Song Of The Week – Frailing Banjo Lesson: If I Lose, I Don’t Care

It was a frustrating experience trying not to be distracted by Sandy and Amber while I was recording this, but it was fun at the same time! If I Lose, I Don’t Care follows the same melody as White House Blues on the verse so today you get a two for one special. Have fun…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Frailing Banjo Lesson: Donegal Danny

I’m back after getting my butt kicked by DDP! Donegal Danny was a request and I had fun doing it, even though my family thought that it would be funny to try to throw me off by showing me pictures of Karen Gillan while I was recording. Have fun with it and remember that all…


The Best-Laid Plans Of Mice And Men…Get Smacked Down By DDP

                        I had every intention of filming some videos today, but like a complete fool I thought that I could do Diamond Dallas Page’s YRG’s workout! I’m so sore that I can’t lift my poor ol’ banjo. I hope that I can do one…


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I have Monday off so I should have a video uploaded in the next 12 hours! It’s been a great couple of weeks at home. Sandy had the holidays off and Amber hasn’t had school. We’ve had a great time together and right now Amber and I will probably be up…