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Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition

Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition

Innovative and often surprising, Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition explores knowledge older musicians have bequeathed to younger players. Inspired by past banjo masters of frailing and of two- and three-finger styles, Stephen Wade, accompanied by Mike Craver, Russ Hooper, Danny Knicely, James Leva, and Zan McLeod, mines new creative possibilities with pump organ, piano, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, Dobro, rhumba box, washboard, and bass. This diary tells of an education written indelibly in a musician's heart. 58 minutes, 44-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.

Track Listing

101
Cotton Eyed Joe Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 2:57
102
Train 45 Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 2:13
103
Arcade Blues Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely 3:50
104
Uncle Buddy Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 1:49
105
Cuckoo’s Nest / Temperance Reel / Hop Light Ladies Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 3:35
106
Home Sweet Home Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Russ Hooper, James Leva, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 2:21
107
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Russ Hooper, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 3:45
108
Old Country Stomp Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 2:25
109
Rocky Hill Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 4:33
110
Little Betty Ann Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely 2:48
111
Cuckoo Bird Stephen Wade, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 3:43
112
Alabama Jubilee / Down Yonder Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 3:58
113
Santa Anna’s Retreat Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 2:44
114
Twin Sisters Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely 2:24
115
Wild Bill Jones Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 3:47
116
Little Rabbit / Sheep Shell Corn Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, James Leva, Zan McLeod 3:35
117
Berkeley March / Under the Double Eagle Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Danny Knicely, Zan McLeod 3:46
118
Hand in Hand Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, Zan McLeod 2:54

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