Monday already? So what better way to start the week than with this breezy Old Timey/Ragtimey tune – originally from renowned Virginia fiddler ‘Uncle’ Charlie Osborne (1890-1992), who played left-handed on a conventional right-handed fiddle, and was famous for his fiddling from the age of 15 until his death at the age of 101.
First up, Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness lay out a jaunty, fluid version at dance speed, along with some great banjo ornamentations over subtle fingerstyle guitar. The second video – a slightly slower rendering showcasing the fiddle’s double-stopping and dulcitar/strumstick fingering – is by Danish Old Time afficionados The Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo, who learned the tune from a recording of Uncle Charlie Osborne.
And of course, Georgia Row makes a great pair with a previous Old Time Fiddletails post, Too Many Days in Georgia.
Have a happy week, everyone!
Adam Hurt (banjo), Beth Williams Hartness (guitar)
Recorded at the Washington, DC studios of radio station WAMU’s Bluegrass Country.
(‘Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness – Georgia Row [live at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country]’, YouTube video, 3:07. Posted by WAMU’s Bluegrass Country 105.5, 21 Apr 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N52oZyhOWSg)
Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo
Tobias Enevoldsen (fiddle), Jesper Deleuran (strumstick/dulcitar)
(‘Georgia Row’, YouTube video, 4:00. Posted by The Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo, 16 Apr 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keVVoca12U4)
For more information on gigs, CDs, videos etc:
Beth Williams Hartness: Facebook
Deleuran Enevoldsen Duo: website Big Hungry Joe
Jesper Deleuran: YouTube
2 responses to “Georgia Row”
Great blog Jenny and I really enjoyed these versions of Georgia Row. It was interesting to read about ‘Uncle’ Charlie Osborne. The only left handed fiddle player I have come across is Aonghas Grant Senior –
I look forward to reading more posts.
So glad you like the blog! I wasn’t familiar with this Aaonghas Grant, so that video’s a treat – thank you. I note he has swapped the strings round; Charlie Osborne apparently left his fiddle strung conventionally – if I come across a good recording, I’ll post it up, as it must have had very different tone emphasis, I should think. Thanks again, Val – and for the follow (shall reciprocate when I find your ghostly follow button).