JD-Wilkes

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Dan Auerbach | Stand By My Girl

No Such Thing
Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers
No Such Thing

Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers // No Such Thing


Well the core of the Earth is a heart full of hate;
I might have a soul but it ain’t got a mate
So just water my weeds, decoration day
I guess I never learned -
Well, there’s no such thing

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Tomahawk - Point and Click

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The Wayfaring Stranger is an interesting and iconic kinda song. It’s always recognizable and yet there are so many ways to play it. Everyone has their own version. 

When Bill Monroe did it, it was crooning and sad and slightly off-key. 

When Johnny Cash did it, it was velvety and dark and slow. 

When Tony Rice did it, it alternated between the slow/vocal and the intricate/instrumental. 

The version performed by J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers is just pure energy. Despite the bittersweet lyrics they just do a full-on frenetic assault from beginning to end. No breaks, no stops; just bluegrass lightning. 

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Come on in. Sit a spell. Have a drink. Let’s talk. 

Watch on elbanjolibre-blog.tumblr.com

Col. JD Wilkes plays “Coal Creek March” (by coljdwilx)

A lickity-split banjo number played in the “Ruben” tuning, f#DF#AD.

I love that tuning.

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Crank that fire ‘n brimstone. 

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Inside my head, it’s pretty much just this and Joel-Peter Witkin photos, on loop, 24/7.