Tobacco Jake Jig

by W.H. Gassner, from James Buckley’s New Banjo Method of 1860. Played on a Jeff Menzies banjo.

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.