Tag Archives: blues

“Reenlistment Blues” by yours truly

Posted in male players | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More great work by Tuba Skinny’s Robin Rapuzzi

The World’s Greatest Band, Tuba Skinny, here shares with us a sweet version of Blind Boy Fuller’s “Untrue Blues,” nailed down, as always, by the understated rhythm stylings of Robin Rapuzzi.

Posted in male players | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in male players, rigs and setups | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Washboard Chaz

This guy was my inspiration when I started to play the washboard. If Ralf Reynolds is the king of jazz washboard, then Washboard Chaz Leary is undoubtedly the king of the board in the world of blues. Many years ago, … Continue reading

Posted in male players | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Red Wine Serenaders’ Veronica Sbergia

These guys are damned good. Max De Bernardi plays some lively ragtime on a resonator while Veronica Sbergia sings, kazoos and plays the washboard à l’américaine inversé, using hair brushes as scrapers. She’s very, very good. She puts together a nice, subtle … Continue reading

Posted in female players, rigs and setups | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gringo’s Washboard Band

Here’s the Gringo’s Washboard Band, which hails from Curitiba, Brazil. Guto Krainski, the washboardiste, plays his wavy-crimped board in la mode à l‘américaine. He scrapes with thimbles, and his board is rigged out with a couple of tin cups and a call … Continue reading

Posted in male players, rigs and setups | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Washboard Guitar

I can’t complain about this. Justin Johnson has taken a pail-sized washboard, turned it into an electric guitar, and now plays some sweet bottleneck on it.

Posted in unorthodox uses | Tagged , , | Leave a comment