Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Crescent Katz’s Patrick Skiffington

I want to be in this band, except for the fact that if I were playing washboard, then I wouldn’t able to sit here and watch Patrick Skiffington do it. He hangs his board à l’américaine, and he looks to be rigged … Continue reading

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More From Jack Amblin and Martyn Roper

We’ve seen this duo before, but you can’t get too much washboard-driven ragtime guitar, so here they are again, playing a couple of cuts: “Cannonball Rag” and “Diddy Wah Diddy.”

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“Forty and Tight” by the Beale Street Washboard Band

When I set out years ago to find some inspirational washboard music from the Olden Days, this is one of the first tunes I encountered. A jazz drummer who pays any attention at all to the classical forms has to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Washboard Wipeout

This video is about much, much more than a guitar made out of a washboard.

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I’ve Got the Czech Republic Blues

Prague, Czech Republic is not the place I think of first when I think of the blues, but these guys definitely have that down-home feel. The harp player/vocalist is Matej Ptaszek; I don’t know who the other two are. The washboardiste … Continue reading

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The Ghost Town Rejects’ Pitch

Wow. Whatever these guys are doing, it’s intense. I don’t know if it’s what they intended, but the song in this video has a distinct sea shanty vibe to it. This is music pirates might listen to during a bout of heavy … Continue reading

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