The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9344   Message #60566
Posted By: reggie miles
27-Feb-99 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: What do Mudcatters play and sing
Subject: RE: What do Mudcatters play and sing
I play my six string flat-top that used to be a twelve until the operation. We don't talk about it. My frankenstein job home-made rezophonic guitar, (made out of record player parts, door kick-plate, vegetable steamer, baseball bat, piano soundboard), is alot of fun to play bottle-neck stuff with. Oh yes, I use a frictionless marine propellershaft bearing as a slide. I have a percussion/sound-effects gizmo, (washboard with cow bells, temple blocks, cymbal, train whistles, duck call, slide and siren whistles and a harmonica rack), that's a real hoot to get cranked up. Of late I've been exploring the mysteries of the razor sharp handtool, the musical saw. Primitive roots blues, jug band stuff, old novelty songs, songs I've written, and those of friends. Stuff from the teens to the fifties mostly. The songs I do on guitar tend to be a bit obscure while the tunes I do on the saw are more familiar. I enjoy many styles and have had the opportunity of working with others in a wide variety of musical forms bluegrass, folk, hillbilly, jazz, swing etc. mostly acoustic some electric. sawya, Reggie