Rollin' & Tumblin' - Swamp Train @ The BAG

3 November 2011, 00:53


A moment from our (Swamp Train’s) gig last Thursday at the BAG

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Joseph and Diz busking in Prescott, AZ Video

17 September 2011, 18:43



Some songs you hear as a child stay with you all your life, the Wreck of the Old 97 is one of them for me…

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Passing Lane - Elephant Revival with Jeff Lefferts (Jeff Leff) on Bones

7 October 2010, 13:03

Wow, a video with my two favorite instruments: washboards and rhythm bones!! And a great band to discover too (if you haven’t already)…

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Show Me Your Washboard!

26 September 2010, 13:11



This is a series of 20 short videos from YouTube user tambourine21 that more or less show 19 washboards from the Jug Band Fes(T?) 2007 in, I guess, Tokyo Japan (You can move from one to another with the right – left scrolling arrows).
“I guess” because the info is in Japanese, a language I unfortunately do not read or speak, “more or less” because not all the videos really show the player’s washboard and 19 because one of them is a spoon player.

Hardly anyone actually plays their board

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Cutoff Washboard

22 September 2010, 18:48

my cutoff washboardI had been thinking about cutting down the Columbus zinc washboard I use for playing electric blues because of the fact that these days I mostly end up playing sitting at the drum set. And the old National 801 brass board I use for playing with friend Dave’s acoustic blues is slightly shorter than the Columbus and the more I switch between them, the more I notice how nice it is to have that little bit of extra space above the thighs, freeing up my legs for drumming. But I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to go about it, keep the wood logo plank for knocking or not, until last Sunday that is… You can see how I was directly inspired by Washboard Jackson’s washboard in the video below!

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I know you rider with Washboard

28 July 2010, 20:37

Not much info about these guy besides that it’s a Grateful Dead tune… Great washboard playing though!

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Poor Boy Blues

30 June 2010, 13:39

A little blues to get back into the rhythm of things!

The Mike Garner Trio features Dave Robinson, acoustic bass guitar and Warren Houston, percussion.
Mike Garner's website

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Willie the Weeper By The How Long Jug Band

19 June 2010, 22:05

Ladies and gents, direct from Portland, Oregon: The How Long Jug Band!…

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Swamp Train - Rollin' & Tumblin' - Little Red Rooster

27 May 2010, 17:44



Well, here it is: Swamp Train as seen last Saturday night @ the Blues Club Fribourg! Sorry the sound isn’t any better but it’s what you get with today’s automatic level technology…

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Bulldog Blues @ The Red Turtle

10 May 2010, 22:10

As I’ve probably already written here, I’m finally comfortable with my washboard playing enough to begin working on my nonexistent drum technique. Plus having a snare drum these last two months has also put more pressure on getting some decent bass drum action. So it’s been practice, practice and practice some more which may have been okay if I hadn’t overdone it; but I did; Thursday an unexpected pain in the knee added a high octane dose of anxiety to my stage fright. Still there is never much choice, if you can get out of bed than there it is…

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