Buck Dancer's Choice (Trad./Arr. S. H. Palmer)
'Buckdancer's Choice' is a finger picking guitar piece played here for Stripped Down TV. An old time, traditional tune, it was usually played on banjo. In the 1880's when the Medicine Wagon pulled into town, they'd let the tailgate down and play 'Buckdancer's Choice' so folks would gather round. From Stephen Hardy Palmer's album 'Roots & Strings'. Available from www.spmusic.ca and https://stevepalmermusic.bandcamp.com/album/roots-and-strings
Blind Blake's Rag (Roots and Strings album)
Fingerstyle ragtime guitar arrangement of "Blind Blake's Rag". Stephen Palmer in live performance (on Larrivee 6 string) for Stripped Down TV (live music and interview). Blind Blake was a ragtime virtuoso in the 1920's - 1930's. Available from: www.spmusic.ca https://stevepalmermusic.bandcamp.com/album/roots-and-strings
The Water Is Wide Traditional Folk Song Instrumental (Roots and Strings album) performed in Concert
Acoustic guitar live from Stripped Down TV. Beautiful and moving traditional folk song, Larrivee SD-50 Six String Guitar 12th fret model. Studio version on the album 'Roots & Strings' Available from www.spmusic.ca and steve palmer music on bandcamp.
OH SUSANNA 5 string Banjo and acoustic guitar, Stephen Foster classic Americana.
Guitar and Banjo version of this Stephen Foster classic. Nick Hornbuckle of the Jaybirds adds his 5 string banjo to my vocal and guitar arrangement of this famous piece of Americana. From my folk-roots album 'MORNING ROAD'. https://stevepalmermusic.bandcamp.com/album/morning-road and www.spmusic.ca
Wayfaring Stranger Cara Luft duet with Stephen Hardy Palmer
From my home in the Gatineau Hills, here's Cara Luft and I singing the classic old time tune 'Wayfaring Stranger'. I love singing duets and Cara Luft is one of the finest folk singers around. This was a huge treat for me. Cara was a founding member of 'The Wailin Jennys' and currently performs with J D Edwards as 'The Small Glories' https://thesmallglories.com/ They are incredible - check them out! Cara's Clawhammer Banjo prowess is also featured on my song 'Southern Angel' posted on my channel here too. Wayfaring Stranger is a wonderful traditional song, sung and played by almost every Folk and Bluegrass singer. It's been used in movies and TV show soundtracks as well. I've always loved it so having Cara in the studio was too good an opportunity to pass up. Corey Ticknor's Mandolin adds a nice counterpoint, creating a little tension and atmosphere. Special thanks to Lloyd Peterson for asking Cara to come by and, of course, to Cara for adding her talents to my project. This was the first time Cara and I met and the first time we've sung together! SIGN UP TO MY MAILING LIST for news and updates: email@example.com Website: www.spmusic.ca Thank you for watching!