Pea Nut Girl

The “Early Banjo Tune of the Week” for November 4, 2019.

Composed by W.H. Gassner in James Buckley’s 1868 book, given more of a 1920s treatment here with plectrum banjo and parlor guitar accompaniment.

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.