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Makinbacon
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:26 pm Reply with quote
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I dont recall where I heard this or read it but I recall Ketch Secor saying that they used to be an orchestra of banjos.
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greasy-coat
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:36 pm Reply with quote
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At the turn of the 20th century there were banjo orchestras. .. there were mandolin orchestras as well.

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:41 pm Reply with quote
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WETS 89.5FM - "Roots & Branches" - interview - 1/25/02

Between "Fancy Nancy" and "You Got To Die"

Ketch: "At one point we had a banjo orchestra, in which we had a banjo-ukelele, banjo-mandolin, a guitjo, um, the five-string open-back banjo, and a banjo bass... it was pretty... pretty surreal."
Dan Hershey : "So how big is a banjo bass?"
Ketch: "It's as tall as a regualr bass - it's um..."
Critter: "...a giant banjo."
Ketch: "...it's pretty big."
Critter?: "Hoo, that's a big ol' banjo."
Dan Hershey: "Now I understand, um, you tend to, well, you tend to swap instruments, um..."
Willie?: "Yeah."
Dan Hershey: "I noticed, uh, Critter, you've, you're now, uh, set your banjo down and..."
Critter: "Yeah, I got a dobro."
Dan Hershey: "Um, do you switch, do you play a lot of instruments, and, and, and, who plays what and..."
Willie: "I think every one of us is a banjo player. And uh... I play the fiddle, too. Anything with strings on it I think we can cover it. Critter plays a good piano - and a real good drum set, too."

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Makinbacon
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:11 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 24 Sep 2008 Posts: 567 Location: Bacon's Castle, Virginia
Quote:
WETS 89.5FM - "Roots & Branches" - interview - 1/25/02

Between "Fancy Nancy" and "You Got To Die"

Ketch: "At one point we had a banjo orchestra, in which we had a banjo-ukelele, banjo-mandolin, a guitjo, um, the five-string open-back banjo, and a banjo bass... it was pretty... pretty surreal."
Dan Hershey : "So how big is a banjo bass?"



I was thinking when I made the post that it was from the whole "Roots & Branches" interview but something made me think I read it. Anyway thanks for showing me this. I thought it was interesting...never heard of ah banjo orchestra but mandolin orchestra yes. Any links to an audio of a banjo orchestra?
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greasy-coat
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:27 pm Reply with quote
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My bad. .. . good on ya Tuck.

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old-mose-harper
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:36 pm Reply with quote
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I never realized Critter could play drums and the piano, like they say "learn something new everyday"

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old-mose-harper
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:57 pm Reply with quote
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Trois and His Banjo Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dGj-MgfwmE

and

Not really an orchestra, but this is pretty crazy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gngPuKOBfcU

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Makinbacon
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:26 pm Reply with quote
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Trois and His Banjo Orchestra



Wont let me quote your link...cuz im a newbee

Wow! That sh** tight thanks for showing that to me Old-mose
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kg
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:40 pm Reply with quote
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GumboStu asked that this be posted here.

http://www.forgottenwisdom.com/banjoorchestra/

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:15 pm Reply with quote
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thanks KG

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:04 pm Reply with quote
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Morgan Jahnig on the Banjo Bass, circa 2001

Here's Morgan and his banjo bass!

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Kitty
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm Reply with quote
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Wow... Morgan has been in the band since 2001??? Incredible...
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