Barenaked Banjos

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Description

Buzzard 2002 CD – Dan plays 24 solo banjo tunes, played using four different banjos. No vocals.

Performers

  • Dan Levenson, banjo

Track list (with key and banjo tuning)

  1. Katy Hill – G (gDGBD)
  2. Logan County – D (aDADE)
  3. Little Billie Wilson – A (aEAC#E)
  4. Dr. Dr. – D (aDADE)
  5. Texas Gals – C (gCGCD)
  6. Forked Deer – D (aDADE)
  7. Staten Island – Low G (dGDGA)
  8. Liza Poor Gal – D (aDADE)
  9. Johnny Don’t Get Drunk – D (aDADE)
  10. Rocky Pallet –  C (gCGCD)
  11. Needlecase – D (aDADE)
  12. Old Bell Cow –  A (aEAC#E)
  13. Fortune – D (aDADE)
  14. Old Molly Hare/Rag Time Annie – Low G (dGDGA)
  15. Soldiers’ Joy – D (aDADE)
  16. Billy in the Low Ground – C (gCGCD)
  17. Joke on the Puppy (Wry Straw) – D (aDADE)
  18. Breaking Up Christmas – A (aEAC#E)
  19. Whiskey Before Breakfast – D (aDADE)
  20. Hangman’s Reel – C (gCGCD)
  21. Duck River – D (aDADE)
  22. Flying Indian – G (gDGBD)
  23. June Apple – A (aEAC#E)
  24. Wild Horses at Stony Point – G (gDGBD)

The Banjos

  • 1999 Vega Tubaphone #2, by Deering
  • 1915 Vega pot with a Kevin Enoch neck
  • 1990 Minstrel banjo built by Bob Flescher
  • 1996 Deering Goodtime, with Fyberskin head and no-knot tailpiece.

Additional Information

The album was recorded by Wes Linenkugel at his home studio in Toledo, Ohio on April 26 & 27, 2000. All of the tunes were played live to a Tascam DA-30 DAT and appear without any cuts, edits, or punch-ins.

The mic used was an Audio-Technica 4050 set about one foot from the head. A minimum of “presence” was added, but no other effects in order to maintain a natural sound. The same set-up was used for recording all four banjos on this album.

Graphic Design by Kevin O’Shea; Banjo Buddah and Banjo Orgy photos by Joel Warren of Beechwood, OH; Dan with Vega photo by Joshua Levenson; Buzzard Logo by Annie Trimble