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GutBucketeer 03 May 10 - 09:32 AM
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Subject: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 03 May 10 - 09:32 AM

Saturday, May 1st, Snakehead Run played at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston Va. Then I played again with Ian Walters and Friends at Sova Coffee House in DC. The videos of the perorformances are the first that I can say I really like my playing on. They sort of show what can be done with the ol' tub. :-)

Snakehead Run plays acoustic blues and jugband music:
Step it Up and Go = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IicCB6iCkYc
Statesboro Blues = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQIj54c0MZU


Ian Walters plays piano blues, Jeff Hawkins joined him on guitar. Joe Gonzales played drums, and I'm on Washtub.

Here is a link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Gutbucketeer#grid/user/851C9DBB9683359B

Check out the Snakehead Run myspace page for more Snakehead Run:

http://www.myspace.com/dennyandmarkblues/


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 May 10 - 10:13 AM

How weird. On my way in this morning I was wondering how Jim was doing. Have to wait until I get home to hear the links - blocked at work.
SINS


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 May 10 - 10:19 AM

I enjoyed the music. I'm impressed with how many tones the washtub can produce.

I'd like to suggest that band members make some eye contact with the audience. Also, it would be nice if the video showed more than the neck of the bass, so viewers see what it is.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 03 May 10 - 12:14 PM

Hey Mary. Great to hear from you. Maybe this year I can get to the Getatway!

Yes, I have to work with whomever I can get to hold the camera. Sometimes they are good. And sometimes I get no heads, etc.

Don't know why the audio slows down in a couple of places in the Snakehead Run videos. Technolgy goes over my head :-).

JAB


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 May 10 - 07:33 PM

Wow Jim. You really have come light years from when I first heard you play. I am amazed at what you ccan get out of that thing. Well done.
Hope to see you in October.
Mary


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 03 May 10 - 09:02 PM

Ditto :-)


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 04 May 10 - 04:11 AM

Great!

RtS


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 05 May 10 - 03:36 PM

Thanks. Do you play a Tea Chest?


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 06 May 10 - 03:57 AM

No teachest, only kazoo and the infamous Washboard of Mass Destruction (and the voice than talent forgot).

RtS


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: reggie miles
Date: 06 May 10 - 01:12 PM

It was sweet to hear you again Jim! Great videos of your combo.

But I have to agree with one of the above posts. I found my eye wishing that the camera would have strayed downward to view your very unique instrument in these videos. We've all seen guitars and mandolins but the real visual eye candy for a video would have been to capture some more intimate shots of you playing the gut bucket or some of the other novelty instruments you offer.

I understand that you weren't trying to be the focus of the song or the main focus of this video. It appears that you were trying to capture a simple presentation of your combo in action and a record of the material you play. To that end, this video was a success.

However, as you well know, the musical strength of playing jug band instrumentation is its novelty. Folks are genuinely amazed at the ability of someone who can play jugs, washtubs, washboards, spoons, saws, or any non-instrument and actually get music out of them. It's visually appealing and compelling to view someone with those abilities.

That great visual treasure was not captured so eloquently in these videos. I know that the rest of your band mates might feel a little left out, but focusing the camera on your combo's greatest visual strengths, your visual novelty, in a video is a good thing. Think about all of that treasured footage of early jug bands. What a treat to have that film record. A few closeups of your instrument as you play would be just as much of a treat to see.

Your brother in jugbandalry


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 06 May 10 - 09:53 PM

Reggie:

I actually agree with you. I've been the hostage of whomever I can get to agree to hold my little camera while we are playing. And they don't tend to focus on the tub, jug, and washboard (even when I'm married to them) :-). Oh to have a clone :-)

Great hearing from you. Good luck in overcoming the folk life festival hassles. Stage a Music In !

JAB


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: Bobert
Date: 06 May 10 - 10:29 PM

Whatz-up, Jimbo???

Great to hear that Snakehead is still snakeheadin', so to speak... Skippy still in the band???

Man, I could use you Saturday... I have a bad case of some kinda bronchial thing going and coughin' up stuff and all that... Not much voice and I gotta play Springfest festival at 3:00 Saturday... I was gonna just string 5 or 6 songs out with as much instrumental stuff as possible but...

B~


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 07 May 10 - 02:26 PM

Where is the Springfest Festival?
Give me a call (240-741-3534). I have plans in the morning thru the earl afternoon, so it may be too long of a drive, but if not....

You know I love playing with you.

Yep - Still play with Skippy.

JAB


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 10 May 10 - 04:00 PM


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GUEST
Date: 25 May 10 - 01:21 PM

Wow! How do you get the sound out of that thing? What do you use for a string?


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 12:03 PM

Here is another one from the Washington Folk Festival.

Donna Fletcher and Friends playing Women Be Wise or Don't Advertise Your Man.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEvQ6TBSJpw


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GUEST,jab
Date: 17 May 14 - 08:23 AM

There are more vids up at www.youtube/gutbucketeer
Jab


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Subject: RE: New Gutbucketeer Washtub Bass videos
From: GUEST,jab
Date: 17 May 14 - 08:23 AM

There are more vids up at www.youtube/gutbucketeer
Jab


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