Since it has been kinda quiet in the cabin lately I thought I'd post this 'just for fun' video. I'm sure I've mentioned before that one of my songwriter / guitarist heros is John Martyn, who for some reason never really caught on on this side of the Atlantic. This video has him giving his capo a workout, along with an explanation of why he wrote the piece. Guess those old elastic capos have their place. Warning! May contain language not suitable for all ages. (but just a tiny bit of it)
Super showpiece tune. Maggie and I went to a house concert to see a couple of Irish musicians whose names escape me right now. The Bouzouki player used an elastic Russel capo like the one John Martyn was using and could change keys without missing a beat. My friend Steafan Hannigan uses a Quickdraw capo and plays exclusively in DADGAD. This capo has next to no friction and he can back a fiddler, changing keys several times without missing a beat. He gave me a Quickdraw capo a couple years ago and it has found a home on my octave mandolin.
-1962 Martin D-21 -1950 Gibson LG1 -1958 Goya M-26 -1974 Yamaha FG75 high strung -A number of banjos, mandolins, Autoharps, ukuleles, dulcimers, mouth harps, a Tele clone and various other stuff. -I own a fiddle, but only play it when Maggie and the cats are all out of the house.