Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16001
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:58 am

Do you like the use of banjos in music? I think it can be really good. My dad has a great CD of Wild West-like music with a lot of banjo use. It's very good.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
sunshine79
Posts: 1559
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:02 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:11 am

I love the sound of the banjo when it's being played with Irish music, along with the flute. My mates have an Irish band, and they make it sound soooo good.
Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
 
tbar220
Posts: 6706
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2000 12:08 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:13 am

I love the banjo personally. If you want a cool band to listen to, check out "The Chieftans". The best way I can describe it is bluegrass music with an Irish influence to it. Its great music.
NO URLS in signature
 
Logan22L
Posts: 4464
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:59 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:17 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Wild West-like music

It's called bluegrass, you chav.  Wink

Banjo is great - Jerry Garcia and Bela Fleck are some of the more well-known names in banjo playing. The comedian Steve Martin is actually quite good as well (at least he used to be).

I've played in a few bluegrass bands over the years, but it tends to get a bit boring for the string bass, so I haven't done it in many years.
"The deeper you go, the higher you fly. The higher you fly, the deeper you go."
 
User avatar
KaiGywer
Crew
Posts: 11182
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 9:59 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:22 am

When I was on a ride along in Aspen once, we stopped at a bar (fight call...go figure). They had a bluegrass band playing, and we stayed there for probably fifteen minutes or so listening  Smile
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
 
Birdwatching
Posts: 3573
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:48 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:31 am

I don't understand why we have to endure all these threads about banjos in music.

Signed,
S12PPL
All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
 
Logan22L
Posts: 4464
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:59 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:35 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 5):
I don't understand why we have to endure all these threads about banjos in music.

Signed,
S12PPL

 rotfl 
"The deeper you go, the higher you fly. The higher you fly, the deeper you go."
 
CHRISBA777ER
Posts: 3715
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2001 12:12 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:41 am

Pe@rson - check out:

The Grid - Swamp Thing

Tune. Big grin
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
DrP
Posts: 269
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:41 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:45 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 7):
The Grid - Swamp Thing

Tune.

Great tune Big grin
My pony plays the mamba . .
 
texan
Posts: 4059
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:23 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:10 am

The Eagles - Take It Easy

Love that tune, great banjo.

Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks is by far the best female banjo player I've ever heard and she can hold her own with just about anyone. Once you get into real bluegrass, though, stuff with Bill Monroe and Del McCoury, that's where you have the real solid banjo players. Great stuff!

Texan
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
 
chrisjake
Posts: 894
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:19 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:44 am

i love the banjo!


Quoting Logan22L (Reply 3):
Banjo is great - Jerry Garcia and Bela Fleck are some of the more well-known names in banjo playing. The comedian Steve Martin is actually quite good as well (at least he used to be).

actor John Lithgow is quite an accomplished banjo player also.

for those of you who love this type of music, there is no better place to listen to it than the Telluride Bluegrass Festival which is done annually in June. Bela Fleck is there every year, and Del McCoury will be there this year too.


chris
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16001
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:36 am

I am getting addicted to Feuding Banjos by Eric Weissberg with Marshall Brickman. Anyone else like this one?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
MD11Engineer
Posts: 13916
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:44 pm

I play the five string banjo, in old time frailing and up picking styles, not the modern Scruggs bluegrass three finger picking. Unfortunately my old English made Essex & Sons banjo(from about 1920, with an open back, without resonator and natural skin, great sound for the style of music I play) tore it's skin a few days ago. Now I've got to look for a piece of goat skin to replace it. irked 

Jan
Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
 
stlgph
Posts: 8930
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:19 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting Texan (Reply 9):
The Eagles - Take It Easy

Love that tune, great banjo.

i love the intermix of banjo with rock music.

another great band that mixes the banjo with their rock style is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
 
KevinL1011
Posts: 2858
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:48 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:51 pm

"Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed.
A poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed.
Then one day he was shootin for some food...
and up from the ground came a bubblin' crude".
"Oil that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea".

Can you hear the banjo yet?

NO? Then, sing along!

Well the first thing ya know......
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
N1120A
Posts: 26467
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:40 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:53 pm

The use of a banjo on "Sing" by Travis was an absolute sonic masterpiece.
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
 
aireuropeuk733
Posts: 944
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:33 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:46 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
The use of a banjo on "Sing" by Travis was an absolute sonic masterpiece



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 7):
The Grid - Swamp Thing

 checkmark   checkmark   checkmark   checkmark   checkmark   checkmark 

AE733
It's nice to fly with friends
 
cornish
Posts: 7651
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:05 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:47 pm

How about anything by George Formby

signed

Skidmarks Big grin
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
 
aireuropeuk733
Posts: 944
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:33 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:59 pm

Just listened to Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits in the car on the way to work this morning.....there's a banjo at the beginning, right?

AE733
It's nice to fly with friends
 
wukka
Posts: 884
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:08 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:07 pm

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in concert with Dave Matthews back in the winter of '00 or '01... somewhere around then.

Un-flecking-believable. What a great show.
We can agree to disagree.
 
ABfemme
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:59 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:43 pm

"I'm leaning on a lamppost on the corner of the street............"

Springs to mind

Can't help being  old  but NOT that old !!!!

 biggrin 
Women do not have hot flushes, they have power surges
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16001
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:27 pm

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 20):
Can't help being  old  but NOT that old !!!!

Are you implying something?  Silly

James.  hissyfit 
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
ABfemme
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:59 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:15 pm

Blinkin' heck I'd be in my 70's if I could sing any of it other than the first line !! - but I do remember that banjo guy in the Fast Show (can't remember his name !)  silly 
Women do not have hot flushes, they have power surges
 
whitehatter
Posts: 5180
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:52 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:26 pm

REM - Electrolite

Peter Buck uses a banjo on that track (and hates playing the thing at concerts)
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16001
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:29 pm

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 23):
REM - Electrolite

That's in my top 5 REM tracks. Damn good.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
PanHAM
Posts: 8532
Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 6:44 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting Texan (Reply 9):
The Eagles - Take It Easy

Love that tune, great banjo.

Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks is by far the best female banjo player I've ever heard and she can hold her own with just about anyone. Once you get into real bluegrass, though, stuff with Bill Monroe and Del McCoury, that's where you have the real solid banjo players. Great stuff!

Texan

Fully agree on all of that,

Emily is not only great at playing Banjo, I love her Dobro play as well. Ever since I saw them first time playing at the Intermodal Expo on DFW (a gig for an exhibitor), the year their career really started, 98 I believe it was, I am a fan. Saw them twice in Germany.

Ron Block of Union Station must be mentioned as well. Nice to talk about my favorite music in this forum.
powered by Eierlikör
 
srbmod
Posts: 15446
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2001 1:32 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:03 am

 
cosec59
Posts: 2618
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:59 am

RE: Banjos In Music

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:05 am

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 25):
The Eagles - Take It Easy

Got it on now
Rules are for the obedience of fools but for the guidance of wise men
 
PanHAM
Posts: 8532
Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 6:44 pm

RE: Banjos In Music

Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:16 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 27):

Got it on now

I even left the interstate between Flagstaff and Gallup and I have my very own picture of "Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona". Right next to the bronze statue.


 Wink
powered by Eierlikör

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: qfflyer and 12 guests