My pal Wm. Lenker wrote this song but hadn’t recorded for this album – i liked it so much that one cold January evening, I showed up at his house on Steamboat Island Road at the end of the Puget Sound and *demanded* that we go into the woodshop and record for my entertainment.
He kindly obliged and laid down various tracks, with guitar, vocals and banjo. I recorded and mixed down the rapidly recorded takes to suit my own old-timey taste, complete with heartfeltness, loquaciousness and longing – background noise of fire and beers included.
Billiam does all the instruments and most of the singing (little bit of my ghost vocals) and i’m on the hook for the recording, producing and mixing.
So You Think You Know the Banjo? — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER.
I’ve heard it said that most people can transform vast amounts of information into knowledge quite easily, but gaining true wisdom about a subject often comes only after someone provides context and connections to help us synthesize our solitary pillars of knowledge. In no small way, the Carolina Chocolate Drops stand in the gap between knowledge and wisdom, providing the context we all need to better understand our shared musical history and better relate to one another.
Coming into Hornepayne with Tracks on Tracks, Chris Ho plays croons out some tunes, while Shred Kelly shreds on the banjo. Uncle Weed chats up some superfans who agree that Portage and Main have been a highlight of the trip, and Top less Gay Love Tekno Party gets interviewed in their matching onesies. Chantel, the amazing bed lady, also gets her moment in the limelight.
Live musical performances by Chris Ho, and Shred Kelly. Part 6 in a series from Chooglin’ on Tracks.
Pull on your onesies for Descending upon Hornepayne ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #6
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