Walk into the Parlor Jig

This is one of those tunes that makes your brain hurt for a while until something clicks and the rhythm falls into place.

Another one from Thomas Briggs’ 1855 banjo instructor.

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.