Monthly Archives: July 2019

He’s Going To Play His Very Best Show

That’s what Seasick Steve promises, anyway, and I believe him. In this video, he’s playing a one-string washboard guitar, and he’s playing the hell out of it.

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Here’s Something You Don’t See Every Day…

A musician named Franck Cesarini has put together a rig based on a long, thin wooden washboard. He’s playing it à l’américaine and has it decked out with a small cowbell, a round something-or-other, and a bicycle bell. This thing has … Continue reading

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More Dizzy!

Here’s Dizzy Incirlioglu tearing it up on “Washboard Wiggles” with the Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band. I wish  I could solo on the board!

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“Washboard Cut-Out”

Bobbie Leecan’s Need-More Band appears to be, musically speaking, a cut above your standard string band of the 1920s. “Washboard Cut-Out” is a perky piece featuring some solid washboard stylings by Eddie Edinborough (about whom there is little to be … Continue reading

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More David Langlois

Here’s David Langlois, currently of the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, pairing up with Chapman Stick player Steve Adelson in a clip from 2008. The Chapman Stick is so versatile and Langlois has so much gear on his board that the … Continue reading

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Ralf Reynolds is the King. Period.

This tune by the Ellis Island Boys really gives Ralf Reynolds a chance to groove. He’s doing so much subtle stuff here, all within the context of a tight one-handed shuffle, that it’s tough to take it in.

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