Cotton Pod Walk Around

From Frank B. Converse’s “Banjo Without a Master” (AKA “The Yellow Book”) of 1865. Tempo wanders a bit as I try to get the hang of keeping time with a foot tambourine.

What Is This?

Long before jazz, old-time, or bluegrass, the banjo was associated with very different musical styles, now largely forgotten.

The music on this site is taken from (or inspired by) period sources from the 1800s through the early 1900s.