17 September 2020

Deering Live: Hank Smith, Dan Walsh

Hank Smith, the highly accomplished and adventurous banjo-player and co-leader of Hank, Pattie & the Current, has been giving frequent video instruction lessons on the Deering Banjos blog and YouTube channel since the early spring of this year. He will be the featured artist in the Deering Live series TONIGHT (Thurs. 17 Sept.); so send in by e-mail any questions you'd like Hank to answer.

Last week's episode of Deering Live, featuring Dan Walsh, can now be seen on the Deering blog and on YouTube. The first tune played is a jig in 6/8; and the hoo-ha about 'playing clawhammer on a resonator banjo' will remind older BIB readers in Ireland of hearing the powerful New York clawhammerist Allen Feldman* play Irish music on his bow-tie Gibson Mastertone, with resonator, over forty years ago.

*PS: Allen explains here why old-time and bluegrass music are not the same.

UPDATE: All episodes of 'Deering Live' can now be seen on the dedicated web page.

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