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Contemplative Clawhammerist
Contemplative Clawhammerist
Charcoal on Paper
24" x 18"

For "Clawhammer Banjoist," I described the "Clawhammer" banjo playing style as "haunting" or "high atmosphere." It can be quite contemplative sounding, too. The California clawhammer banjoist Steve Baughman had a course he used to teach at Swannanoa Gathering that he called "Contemplative Clawhammer." You can hear his "contemplative clawhammer" playing on his album "O'er Quite Lands Suspended."