Author Archive

Have Moicey!

November 11, 2012

Saturday Night Mass

April 21, 2012


November 13, 2011

Joe Bussard Radio Show

October 3, 2011

Fun to put on when you are cooking supper ….Boy this 9/25/11 show sure gets off to a great start .. we forgive Joe for screwing up performers name at end of the selection…. ha! I remember when I first heard this tune .. I was apple picking up in Peru, NY .. Floored me!

Right here

That’s where my money goes to buy silk camisoles …

September 5, 2011

Georgia Hobo

August 27, 2011

Duck for the Oyster

August 27, 2011

great .. especially that first tune ….kicks butt!

August 27, 2011

Great Stuff!

August 22, 2011

Alan Block’s fiddlin is always a treat .. but check that stellar guitar work out by Martha Burns .. hot stuff is right!

Dance Around Molly

August 21, 2011

Rob Golan and Mark Abbott fiddle and guitar


August 21, 2011

Rob Golan, fiddle and Mark Abbott, guitar

1930 Model Free Little Bird

May 23, 2010

1930 Model Free Little Bird

1962 Gibson J50

February 27, 2010

1962 Gibson – $1500

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Nice Fiddle!

December 1, 2009

My friend Jack Sumberg recently refurbished this …new fingerboard, pegs, bridge, tailpiece, shoulder rest. Back, belly & ribs re-graduated. Good volume. $600. Jack Sumberg email:
Uncle Gomie says yes this fiddle is loud .. I’ve played it!

Fraulini Guitars

November 5, 2009

Todd Cambio the genius behind Fraulini Guitars makes amazing guitars! I know first-hand because I have played them .. but don’t take my word for it …. they are the choice of several of the top blues and traditional performers in the country today including Paul Geremia,Alvin Youngblood HartAri EisingerJohn MillerFrank Basile, Bill Dillof and others.

Todd’s guitars are based on the classic designs of early twentieth century builders such as; Oscar Schmidt, Lyon & Healy, Larson Brothers, Regal and Tonk Brothers. Todd asked me to create a large poster that looked like a page out of a 1920s Sears Roebuck catalog that he could send to customers and guitar shops that sell sell his instruments. After studying some 1920s Sears Catalogs I took the photos that he provided into photoshop and massaged them into line-art images that captured that old Sears catalog look. I also used a couple of distressed fonts to mimic the printing quality of that time period.

Todd also may use a modified version of this poster as the homepage for his website. Check-out Fraulini Guitars here. Check out the designer’s site here.

Prettiest Little Girl in the County

October 6, 2009

Prettiest Little Girl In the County

‘Turkey Buzzard Blues’ PEG LEG HOWELL (1928)

October 3, 2009

Turkey Buzard Blues

Alabama Girl Ain’T You Comin’ Out To-Night

September 17, 2009

Earl Johnson and his Clodhoppers

Recorded In Atlanta, Georgia, August 9, 1928

Alabama Girl Ain’T You Comin’ Out To-Night

Cofer Brothers

September 14, 2009
Excerpted from "Country music originals: the legends and the lost"  By Tony Russell

Excerpted from "Country music originals: the legends and the lost" By Tony Russell

Little Janie Green

Lye Soap

September 14, 2009

“alright boys we come up here
to play for these folks
up here on dog river tonight
so lets get started
what would be a good tune to get
started with?


Lye soap?   .. Bust Down!”