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Thread #11252 Message #82932
Posted By: bseed(charleskratz)
30-May-99 - 09:46 PM
Thread Name: I need information on 'frailing tunes'
Subject: RE: I need information on 'frailing tunes'
Ken Perlman has a book, audio tape, and video tape program called "Clawhammer Style Banjo," plus a book of tabs and a CD of fiddle tunes popular in New England--I can't put my hands on either the book or CD on that to give you the exact name, but . Clawhammer is frailing with double (drop) thumbing. Art Thieme indeed has several clawhammer tunes on his "The Older I Get the Better I Was" CD. Suzanne Thomas plays a beautiful clawhammer tune on Dry Branch Fire Squad's "Live at Last" album, and more on her solo album, "Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts," both available from Rounder Records. Dwight Diller, a great West Virginia player, is another one. --seed