I’ve always loved Harry Reser; he of course is famous for his Novelty Ragtime compositions for the tenor banjo. I worked up The Cat and The Dog on the plectrum 25 years ago (I would now estimate at about the 75% accuracy level) after hearing Doug Mattocks play it, but I didn’t go any further with his music at that time.
In case you hadn’t noticed by now, I am a true-blue, died-in-the-wool, fully-certified banjo geek! I probably should have named my website/alter-ego The Banjo Geek instead of The Banjo Snob, but I’ll stay the course.
Johnny Baier graciously offered me the opportunity to be the “cover boy” for the latest All Frets magazine. Here is the resulting article: all-frets-article-with-cover
I have in the past said horrible, disparaging things about Chord Melody; heck, I published a whole book entitled The Plectrum Banjo: Beyond Chord Melody!
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