Category Archives: rigs and setups

Green Rock River Band’s Richard Stillman

Richard Stillman takes us on a tour of his rig. He plays in the doom folk (?) group Green Rock River Band, about which more here.

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I don’t know who this German dude is, but his board (played à la française) is loaded up with every conceivable gadget and accessory: a splash cymbal, a tiny little china cymbal, an afuche, a ratchet, a slapstick, and a variety of other devices–and … Continue reading

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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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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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The Quiet American’s Nicole Keim

It would appear that Nicole Keim’s main gig, musically speaking, is as a uke player and vocalist in the duo The Quiet American, where she plays “old time folk music for modern times.” Here, however, she’s moonlighting as a washboardiste, playing … Continue reading

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The Prostatic Jazz Band’s Jean Maurer

It would appear at first glance that Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise is taking a break from the pennywhistle and trying his hand at the washboard, but this is Jean Maurer of the Prostatic Jazz Band. He starts … Continue reading

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