And Now Back to Banjo!
All right now, I realize that last post was a bit heavy. And for the most part it's not what you're likely to see here on this blog. But I needed to take a moment to process, and I hope you'll forgive me. I hope Dirk Powell forgives me, but it's my guess he'd understand.
Now, look to your right. Aren't they gorgeous? This is a collection of Ome open-backed banjos. The open-backed style is what delivers that honest, raw, just-came-down-from-the-mountain sound, as opposed to the more polished bluegrass style.
This little snippet from one of my favorite bands, Polecat Creek, gives you a taste of what I mean. Enjoy.