Lucy Neal

The Royalston Road Roustabouts performing Lucy Neal at the Fall Festival of Forgotten Arts in Rutland, Massachusetts on October 1, 2011.

The extreme damp had made my banjo head a little bit slack, which resulted in a noticeable loss of volume (especially when competing against two pairs of ebony bones!)

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.