The Modoc Reel

From Frank Converse’s Analytical Banjo Method of 1886, sneaking in a little bit late with last week’s “Minsteal Banjo Tune of the Week” at

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.