The Greater Gettysburg Banjo Society (i.e., Larry Marschall and Bob Winans) gave a memorial concert for a deceased colleague, Mike McTighe, in the spring of 1993. In this clip, we (Bob plays lead and Larry second banjo) play "Somewhere in Dixie," a 1917 ragtime piece composed for classic finger-style banjo by George L. Lansing. The audio of the video was recorded at a very low level, so you will need to put your volume controls up to the max. With apologies to Hezekiah Urastus Anderton's more "authentic" rendition.

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Comment by Carl Anderton on May 5, 2010 at 20:58
It's great to hear the second part to this. Classic banjo playing is a lonely thing out here in Kansas.
Comment by Bob Winans on May 6, 2010 at 2:35
Thanks for the compliment, Rob; coming from you it is much appreciated.

Carl, what you hear on the video is not "the" second, that is, not a published second part for "Somewhere in Dixie." My partner in crime, Larry Marschall, though a brilliant astronomer and physicist and a far better musician than I am, does not read music. I provided him with a chord chart for the piece, and what you hear comes from his interpretation of that, using his good ears.
Having rediscovered a couple of video tapes of concerts we did in the '90s, I hope to post other classic banjo duets we performed, when I get them digitized.
Comment by marc dalmasso on May 6, 2010 at 5:20
Great stuff ; so your partner in crime cannot have anything but a Dobson ..

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