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Eric Campbell Has Some Mojo

Wow! Eric Campbell is playing the absolute hell out of “Got My Mojo Workin’” with J.R. Willis on Banjo and Sheldon Ziro on harp. He’s playing the board à l’américaine, thimbles on his right hand and a stick in his … Continue reading

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The Incomparable Washboard Chaz Leary

So here’s Washboard Chaz, sounding like three guys playing washboard all at the same time. This is the tune “Tell Me Mama,” from John Hammond’s 1998 album Long As I Have You.

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“Reenlistment Blues” by yours truly

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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.

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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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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

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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

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