Old Plank Reel
Saturday, August 22, 2020
I learned this tune about 13 years ago at a workshop under the name Old Plank Road. I played it fairly nonstop for a week or so, and then it got relegated to the mind-archive. Maybe a month ago someone asked me about for a TOTW on the Banjo Hangout, so I passed him on to Paul Tyler. Paul had been a co-presenter with Chirps Smith at the workshop. He got some really good information, including Paul's recording and the source recording by Midwestern fiddler Ray Shepherd. The Banjo Hangout community has reached the consensus that Ray Shepherd is calling it Old Plank Reel, not Road.
Rickard White Laydie Half-Spun banjo