New York March

Ugh, So humid! It’s been raining on and off for the last couple of weeks, which makes natural hide heads saggy and uncooperative. The banjo sounds mushy and you can pretty much hear it detune itself over the course of the song.

Composed by Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 ‘Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master’

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.