Dusty Miller


Dusty Miller, from the playing of fiddler John Alexander Brown, who was recorded in 1939 around Iuka, Mississippi. Brown learned the tune from his father sometime before 1900 in Itawamba County, where he was born in 1872. On “Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi”, a great album, unfortunately out of print. But, thanks to Gadaya at Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be, downloadable:

Played on my trusty bakelite banjo, a semi-fretless Harmony, tuned to the equivalent of aAEAE/gGDGD but down a semitone or two.

More of my videos, as well as CDs, instructional stuff, and random thoughts on banjo playing on my website: http://www.hunterrobertson.com


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