Category Archives: male players

Robbert Trice’s rig

Robbert is the excellent harmonica player and multi-percussionist with George Cutter and Friends. Here he shares a pic and thoughts about his many and varied rigs: Convocation of Instruments. Two are family size, one is pail size. They all follow … Continue reading

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Chunk’s Rig

What we have here is the Behrens board used by Chunk, washboardiste of Gutter Puddle from up in Vancouver, BC. He describes his add-ons as follows: I added 3 measuring cups all different sizes The one mounted on the bottom makes … Continue reading

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Dusty Jet Pilots’ Renato Barsa

Those wacky Brazilians. Here we have a heavy metal duo with Renato Barsa on vocals, harp and board. Barsa plays a board set up à l’américaine, rigged out with two cans, a bicycle bell (?) and a bulb horn. Their … Continue reading

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Some South-of-the-Border Scraping

Washboardiste Ian Foreman rocks it with some compadres in Rosarita, Mexico.  Foreman plays the board à l’américaine, decked out with what looks like a bell and a can. The board fits in perfectly with this tune! Foreman has posted videos of … Continue reading

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Horniblow’s Hot Three’s Nicholas D. Ball

Wow! This is the stuff! Brit Nicholas D. Ball, who runs the fascinating “Drums in the Twenties” site, lays it down in a trio called Horniblow’s Hot Three. In this video, they’re playing “Skoodlum Blues,” originally recorded by Jimmy O’Bryant’s … Continue reading

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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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“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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