Jack Amblin and Martyn Roper

These two dudes look like they stepped out of the boardroom to pull off a tight little rendition of Blind Boy Fuller’s “Step It Up and Go.” As far as I can tell, the washboardiste is Jack Amblin. He plays his board à laméricaine with thimbles. His board looks to be rigged out with a bicycle bell, a tin can or cup, a very tiny splash cymbal, a high jam block, and, possibly, a little woodblock on the top.

He has a nice straightforward style that fits well with Roper’s steel guitar stylings.

You can learn more about Jack here.

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3 Responses to Jack Amblin and Martyn Roper

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Well .. Never knew about modern washboarder! Pleased to have found you. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now).

  2. Pingback: More From Jack Amblin and Martyn Roper | Modern Washboarder Magazine

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