Rumsey’s Jig

From Frank Converse’s “Yellow book” of 1865. Too much road noise and timing still a little bit stiff on this one (it’s one of those simple but deceptively twisty Converse stroke style tunes), but it was a nice morning in the park.

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.