Friday, March 11, 2011

John Armstrong and village of Oakford

On3 or Erich Schroeder's contributions to the Banjo Hangout website, TOTW [Tune of the Week?] Feb 11, 2011 Rocky Road to Jordan with a nice sound clip, clawhammer style, a discussion of the song and John Armstrong's session with Edgar Lee Masters in 1914 ... and information about Oakford including 1910 census data listing Armstrong as an ag implement dealer and a picture of the cemetery ... plus informed discussion of the tune, and variants (and its relationship with "Rocky Road to Dublin") and a link to a transcription of "Chirps" Smith's version.

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