"Banjoland" (Joe Morley, 1919) Classic banjo with guitar accompaniment

Greg Adams (banjo) and Tom Crytzer (guitar). Greg was inspired to learn this piece from listening to Tony Trischka's performance with Bill Evans from Tony's 2008 "Territory" album from Smithsonian Folkways. Tom was nice enough to learn a guitar accompaniment on-the-fly when we got together to play some tunes during Memorial Day weekend.

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Comment by Jody Stecher on May 27, 2013 at 17:56

The composed second banjo part is a bit difficult. Bill Evans learned it by reading the score on the 5 hour flight to the recording session and imagining the movements of right and left hand.  I used to play that second part in Secret Life Of Banjos. There are some descending chord passages where my fingers sometimes landed on top of each other instead of one the strings. 

Comment by thereallyniceman on May 27, 2013 at 19:18

Superb playing from both of you. Thank you for posting. Greg's banjo just sounds nicer and nicer the more we hear it.

ps Greg, it is good to see that they let you out of the kitchen at times :-)

Ian

Comment by marc dalmasso on May 27, 2013 at 19:21

yes superb playing & good tempo ; éric S used to play this one with the same tempo ; nice tune

Comment by German David Patarroyo on May 28, 2013 at 4:55

Excellent performance Greg! I am totally agree with Ian about going out of the kitchen :)

Comment by Mike Moss on May 28, 2013 at 8:14

Well done, Greg and Tom! You pull great tone from your banjo and the guitar accompaniment was very effective.

Comment by Anthony Derycke on November 13, 2015 at 8:09

perfect!

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