Tag Archives: banjo

minnesota pr0n by peterkins

minnesota pr0n is a cool electronic song, incorporating a banjo, a lap steel guitar, and double bass. So, bluegrass, electronica, and jazz. It’s … um … an upbeat instrumental song.

You Got It by cortex

You Got It is a raucous bluegrass Roy Orbison cover.

Handlebars by ORthey

Handlebars is a breezy instrumental piece by ORthey, featuring the banjo.

You Still Look Like You Did Before by chococat

You Still Look Like You Did Before is a bluegrass song, with upbeat music, melancholy lyrics, harmonizing backup vocals, and banjo by ORthey.

I’m surprised that it’s not the only song with the tags bluegrass or washboard, considering what I thought I knew about my music tastes when I started this podcast.

Harpy Go Lurky by ORthey

Harpy Go Lurky is a light-hearted and quick-moving banjo and acoustic guitar song.

My Heart Will Give You Up by The White Hat

So I have some good news and some bad news. And then a bit more good news. Like a sandwich. Anyway.

The good news is, Celine Dion isn’t well-represented in My Heart Will Give You Up. Just in the intro.

The bad news is, Rick Astley is around.

There’s more good news. It’s well done, with The White Hat’s vocals and skills at banjo, guitar, and harmonica making what could be just a goofy song, sort of good and epic (although yes, still deeply silly). And, I don’t think there’s any more rickrolling on the horizon here, though I won’t make promises.

Saint V. Massacree by The White Hat

Saint V. Massacree is just a charming banjo tune – possibly a cover of Guitar Rag, including an accompanying guitar.

Way up high by ORthey

Way up high continues the banjo motif from yesterday – listening to them side-by-side is what made me realize my weakness for the banjo.

(I promise some synthpop is on the way!)

For Heidi by mediocre

You know, I don’t think I always had a weakness for banjos. I mean, I thought I disliked bluegrass. But For Heidi is just some noodling around on the banjo, and, well, I’m all right with that.

Elves in Iceland by ORthey

Elves in Iceland is a mellow, cool, and layered instrumental piece, with a banjo, an acoustic guitar, and the return of the fistdrum.

Whiskey Pearl by mediocre

Whiskey Pearl is a fun acoustic bluegrass tune, with the focus on intricate banjo work.

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much by ORthey

So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much is about an old man apologizing for repeating the same stories over and over, in an adaptation of an Ogden Nash poem.

Weighin’ me down by ORthey

I don’t think I realized my fondness for the banjo before I started this project. Weighin’ me down exploits that weakness, with banjo plucking and some French lyrics and warmth.

Jessamyn’s Song by snsranch

Jessamyn’s Song sounds like low-key lolling (as in idling) on a porch, lounging about, accompanied by banjo and whistling.

Your Melodies by ORthey

Your Melodies is, as tdismukes notes in the thread, “plaintive and melancholy.” It’s also warm, with banjo and guitar.

Old Man by ORthey

Old Man is a sad, pretty cover of a Randy Newman song, from his 1972 album “Sail Away,” well before he composed songs for Pixar movies.

Sinaloan Milk Snake Song by escabeche

Sinaloan Milk Snake Song is a cover of a Mountain Goats song, with a different feel entirely – it’s faster, with more instrumentation than the original.

Tsunami by jlowen

Tsunami is a disorderly, drunken, & catchy song including a banjo, a cheesy synth, an accordion, and a kazoo.


HI I’M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERTHINK A PLATE OF BEANS is a song based on an in-joke that still makes me laugh.

slow happy south by RobertFrost

slow happy south is an electronic song with a banjo (!), loopy, & laid back. Give it a minute to warm up.