Tag Archives: à l’américaine

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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She Got Her Name Changed Back

I guess this counts as washboard playing. Miranda Lambert, vocalist with Pistol Annies, is wearing a board during a performance of “Got My Name Changed Back.” Lambert is playing a pail-sized board à l’américaine with no add-ons. To be honest, I … 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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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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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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I Don’t Know Who This Guy Is, But He’s Great.

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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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