A-Z Challenge: Day 2…Battle of the Banjos!

thanks to the good people at http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/ I am playing around with an A-Z blog a day challenge( in case you missed yesterday’s post, which judging by the hits on the blog, most of you did, but that’s ok, i don’t mind, sniff sniff)…today is the 2nd day od the month so its logically the 2nd letter’s turn and that letter is B (not sure why i needed to express that, if one is reading this one knows one’s alphabet one would assume)….yesterday i did a battle of the bands that had nothing to do with the letter A and for that i am sorry..kind of…like the kind of sorry when you are crossing the street and traffic waits and you give a little wave of self deprecation…today I am keeping up the battle of the bands with BANJOS!!!…see all them b’s over yonder<<<<<<< its like a gosh-dern honey factory, yuk yuk yuk…anywho

there are again three choices..the 1st is Danny Barnes form the Bad Livers doing an original (i think) with his newest incarnation Thee Old Codgers….he’s a bluegrass musician with punk rock sensibilities and jazz influenced originality

The 2nd is banjo-god Bela Fleck taking the instrument back to its African roots and playing a hair-raising song with a thumb pianist…huhuhuhuh, I said thumb pianist

If you don’t know who the third one is then you should spend the rest of this day and the next listening to Flatt and Scruggs exclusively


so, there you go, bunches of 5-string goodness to chew on and decide which one you prefer and why…let me know in the comment section, subscribe, like, share, retweet, etc etc

heres some more bloggers in the challenge












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4 responses to “A-Z Challenge: Day 2…Battle of the Banjos!

  1. Absolutely love the Scruggs and Martin vid! I could listen to that all day. And I also loved the thumb piano session! The first, not as crazy about, but not bad. I was excited about how the woman “warmed up” to playing as she went along. Thanks for sharing these!
    Donna Smith
    The A-to-Z Challenge
    Mainely Write

  2. I love the fact you linked to other bloggers at the end of your post. What a classy thing to do in this Challenge – you rock!
    … wish I had thought of it 🙂

  3. Arlee Bird

    Bela Fleck is such a virtuoso. I have a few of his CD’s. Martin is no slouch on the banjo either. He’s such a diversely talented guy. And he can juggle too!

    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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