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Old Time Banjo Picking from North Carolina - Two-Finger Playing in the Styles of George Landers and Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Taught by Eli Smith
Old Time Banjo Picking from North Carolina - Two-Finger Playing in the Styles of George Landers and Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Taught by Eli Smith


 
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
1:00-3:00pm

Eli Smith will teach a two hour banjo workshop focusing on the styles of North Carolina old master banjo players George Landers and Bascom Lamar Lunsford.

These remarkable musicians of the early 20th century played banjo using a two-finger style, with the index finger leading, playing the melody.
This wonderful style of old time banjo picking is not well known today and deserves to be remembered. Eli will introduce students to this beautiful style of banjo playing - suitable for accompanying songs and ballads, as well as for playing banjo tunes. The workshop is open to all but intermediate to advanced players will take the most away from it. Eli will teach several songs, along with the over all style.

Eli Smith has recorded for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and regularly performs as a solo musician and with the string band the Down Hill Strugglers. He is also a music producer, currently heading the annual Brooklyn Folk Festival and Washington Square Park Folk Festival and has curated releases of historic archival recordings for Dust-to-Digital and Jalopy Records. Smith also hosts the New York-based Down Home Radio Show, which is available at www.DownHomeRadioShow.com. He has performed and recorded with John Cohen (New Lost City Ramblers) and Peter Stampfel (The Holy Modal Rounders and The Fugs), and has opened for songwriters Patti Smith and Steve Earle. Smith has performed at festivals and venues including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Newport Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, The Jalopy Theatre and many more.

"Eli Smith is one of the most vital figures in the new revival of traditional American music - not hipster Americana, not navel-gazing songwritery, but homemade, heartfelt old-time music with a deep sense of history, community, and the pleasures of good picking and singing."
- Elijah Wald
: $40.00

 
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
1:00-3:00pm

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