Chuck Levy


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Welcome to Banjourneys

Hello Friends,

Welcome to my online music hut.  Take a look around, set a spell, give me a holler.  My Banjourney has led me to all sorts of interesting people an places, from Ohio and Illinois, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, to Mars and back, to The Gambia and Senegal, and home to Gainesville, Florida.  Along the way I have picked a bunch of banjos, a few fiddles, and an akonting or two as well, and some stories to tell.  What about you?

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Chuck Levy
From Ola Belle Reed


This is a song I first heard on the "Old-Time Banjo in America" CD produced by Art Rosenbaum. I always found Ola Belle's presentation complelling. I added to verses from a Dirk Powell recording. I use an Ola Belle style clawhammer which includes index up-picking on the first string and a two finger picking style as well. I use the up-picking between the verses