Category Archives: male players

This Guy Is Better Than I Am In Many, Many Ways.

He’s a hell of a washboard player, first of all. He’s also able to grow a lush  forest of facial hair. In addition, he can sing. Finally, he has a six-shooter mounted to the side of his board which he … Continue reading

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More Washboard Tie Guy

Here’s another taste of Rob Cook, the Washboard Tie Guy, who was previously featured here. What is there to say? This guy is abso-friggin’-lutely amazing.

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Eric Campbell Has Some Mojo

Wow! Eric Campbell is playing the absolute hell out of “Got My Mojo Workin’” with J.R. Willis on Banjo and Sheldon Ziro on harp. He’s playing the board à l’américaine, thimbles on his right hand and a stick in his … Continue reading

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The Incomparable Washboard Chaz Leary

So here’s Washboard Chaz, sounding like three guys playing washboard all at the same time. This is the tune “Tell Me Mama,” from John Hammond’s 1998 album Long As I Have You.

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More Patrick Skiffington with the Crescent Katz

Here’s the ever-enjoyable Patrick Skiffington playing with the Crescent Katz at the 2017 Fresno Jazz Fest. I really like the way he changes up what he’s doing to fit with each different featured player. This is how you do it!

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Del & The Rad Rompers’s Shane Del Robles

Shane Del Robles—the “Del” of Del and the Rad Rompers—plays a nice solo here at the beginning of “Lulu’s Back in Town.” He’s playing a fully-rigged board deployed à la française that appears to include a pie tin and a … Continue reading

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Stéphane Séva teaches how to play the board

Skilled French washboardiste Stéphane Séva here posts a very useful tutorial on basic washboard technique. He’s using a fully-rigged board deployed à la française, and he focuses on the earliest kind of jazz beat used by those of the Baby … Continue reading

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