June Bug on a String
Song for Sheila
13. Too Much
14. Carry On John
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Now for $12.49
John Balch has accomplished a rare feat in the world of old-time banjo;
he has created a fresh and vital compositional style, which has evolved
organically from within the tradition. His original tunes are like
new annual rings on an ancient tree, and they speak to the future
of the music with an intensely personal voice. (Jim Wood)
All Songs Considered (Open Mic stage 77)
Reviewer: Daniel Carwile
Absolutely wonderful CD! The compositions and arrangements are beautiful,
not to mention the virtuosity, skill and artistic expression demonstrated.
A must for any discerning ear.
Reviewer: Rob D.
Thanks for the beautiful playing John. I am a clawhammer player and
your music has truly inspired me. I am glad I discovered this CD!
Great clawhammer banjo . . . excellent editing, production
Reviewer: KR Jones
For those of you who like old time mountain music . . . with perhaps
a little contemporary flair . . . this CD is an absolute jewel. The
clawhammer banjo leads by John Balch are flawless while the fiddle
and other various stringed instruments that back up Mr. Balch are
tastefully performed. This CD is a keeper.
Talented and expressive music...old-timey...yet fresh
Reviewer: M Foley
5 star CD production with great lead banjo by John Balch and backup/accompaniment
by Jim Wood. Foot-tapping old-timey, yet not you're typical barnyard
hoedown with clean and expressive playing and a first-class production
John Balch takes a banjo in a new direction!
Reviewer: Boge Quinn
John Balch's original tunes represent a new direction in banjo, a
marriage of traditional styles and modern composition, and his impeccable
playing technique realizes his musical vision in a completeness seldom
seen in today's plastic musical world. Jim Wood's mastery of diverse
musical styles on a great variety of instruments is the perfect complement
to John's tunes, resulting in a tastefully-rendered collection of
"modern old-time" banjo compositions. Buy it!
Great CD, some great modal sounding tunes, great back-up playing.
Very nice CD! Highly recommend
Buy the CD, great banjo playing
A great recording of original banjo tunes
You just can't get any better than this guy and his banjo!
Great Music. Instantly became my favorite
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