The Essence of Old Virginny

From Buckley’s New Banjo Method, 1860. I’ll blame a few sour notes up the neck on this god-awful humidity.

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.