Friday, April 3, 2009

Edna's Fun Friday: Banjos

Edna: When I was a girl growing up in Kansas, barn dances were a regular occurrence here in Jericho. Oh, how I would admire those banjo players with their nimble fingers and toe-tapping tunes! I longed to learn the banjo, but Mama put her foot down. It just wasn't the thing then for a young lady to learn to play such an instrument; although Mama and Daddy both valued musical talent, they felt that young girls should sing or play the piano if they wanted to pursue musical interests. I was good at neither, unfortunately.

I left those dreams behind as I got older, but I recently discovered some wonderful banjo-playing videos on YouTube. Take a listen, and if this doesn't bring a smile to your face, then I don't think anything will.


10 comments:

Mee mOe said...

I didn't know Steve Martin played the banjo...Cool...

Margie and Edna said...

Edna: Yes, he's been playing for years. If you want to see something really entertaining, watch him do his thing on the Muppet Show from the '70s. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gzTn6f5a0s

Mee mOe said...

LOL...Cute ...Thanks for sharing !!!

erika said...

Oh how I love the banjo. Almost as much as I love the mandolin, bagpipes and fiddle.

I Hate Commercials said...

This is a great song. I was actually just watching this on YouTube the other day

Mrs4444 said...

It's never too late to pick up an instrument, you know... :)

Jen said...

I have my grandfather's banjo. He was fantastic playing it. I want to learn how to play it but haven't gotten too far. This is a nice nudge. I was forced to play the piano but I am horrible at it. I hope the banjo is easier.

Laurie said...

I always think of those bears at DisneyLand when I see banjos. I am so mad that they took them away and replaced them with something else more "modern". :(

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Mom's Cafe Home Cooking said...

I just love banjo and fiddle music! Thanks for sharing!

TRoss said...

Get out! Steve Martin plays the banjo? That was awesome. Scragg's fingers were moving ten times faster than the rest of him. XD

Off to watch him entertain the muppets. Thanks for the link, Edna!

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