Tag Archives: à la française

Shane Del Robles

This is a nice version of “Summertime” by a band which appears to have no name. Shane Del Robles is doing the honors here on a board set up much like that of David Langlois of the Blue Vipers of … Continue reading

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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 Beyond Quartet’s Newman Taylor Baker

I don’t even know what to say about this. Newman Taylor Baker has a lot of videos up on YouTube in which he plays washboard. His standard setup appears to be a MaidRite board played  à la française with shotgun shells … 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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Les Jazzticots’ Deborah Tropez

This is one of my favorite washboard performances. Deborah Tropez is a French percussionist who specializes in early jazz styles. She can play note-perfect versions of the early tunes, and her washboard skills are amazing. She can sing, too. Les … Continue reading

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Whiskey Shivers’ Joe Deuce

I’ll point out right off the bat that I’m not a fan of the music that Whiskey Shivers is playing. Anyway, in this video washboardiste Joe Deuce looks like he’s playing harder than anyone has ever played the board. He … Continue reading

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The Blue Vipers’ David Langlois

I was sitting through the credits of a movie I had just watched on Netflix (as is my wont) and I noticed that a washboard player was credited in the score. A little bit of research brought me to David … Continue reading

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