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Clawhammer Collection - Collection $15.00

Pioneering Clawhammer Guitar bound to buzz!
This new collection from Solid Air Records will give your picking hand an itch. Clawhammer is a picking technique that the guitar world has almost completely ignored. Not for long. This collection of clawhammer solos by Jody Stecher, Alec Stone Sweet, Michael Stadler and Steve Baughman, illustrates the incredible emotive power of clawhammer technique when applied to the guitar. This is the first clawhammer guitar album ever recorded and it is sure to create a major buzz in the guitar world.



Tumblin' Gap
Renki Jussi / raatikkoon
Nine Pound Clawhammer
The Sandy Boys / Liza Jane / Whose been here since I been gone
Shady Grove / Salt River
Han Shan Temple
Waterbound / Harley in the Hallway
Eighteen Pounds of Meat a Week / Little Rabbit Where's your Mammy / The Olive Oil Man / Pickin up Cindy / Boatin' up Sandy



Dogs in the creekbed / Gator in the lap lane
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Cullin Bay
Cluck Old Hen / Possum's Glory
Ducks on a pond / Cold Frosty Morning

CLAWHAMMER GUITAR : The Collection   SACD 2043    CD

"Clawhammer is an old time banjo picking style , but over the last 25 years a few adventuresome guitarists have adapted the thumb based technique to the six-string box.  This collection features 13 solos by Steve Baughman , Michael Stadler , Jody Stecher and Alec Stone Sweet and is the first full album devoted to the style. Because of the guitars greater resonance, playing it Clawhammer fashion often results in an airier sound than that of the banjo.  Stone Sweets "Shady Grove" feels more explorative and less solemn than the typical rendition.  Stadlers original " Dogs in the Creekbed/Gator in the Lap Lane" is a haunting, rhythmic tour de Force.  There's no telling where clawhammer guitar technique will go from here, but these musicians have set the bar high."

Ian Zack ...Acoustic Guitar Magazine 02 '04


This is an extremely unusual album collecting solo acoustic guitar pieces from Steve Baughman, Michael Stadler, Jody Stecher, and Alec Stone-Sweet done in a clawhammer style. Clawhammer is an old-time banjo technique (sometimes called frailing) that places emphasis on down-picking (using the back of the fingernail) and it bares little relation to what is generally considered fingerpicking. On banjo it creates a modal, archaic sound far removed from the bluegrass style most people these days associate with banjos. When applied to guitar, at least by these fine players, the modal elements remain and the sound is full, bright, and familiar, yet a little alien and odd. The performances here are amazing, without a single lame track, and this rare playing style, old as the hills, could very well revolutionize how acoustic guitar is played in the 21st century. ~ Steve Leggett, All Music Guide


Artist: Various
Product Type: AMR CDs
Item #: SACD2043
Price: $15.00
Clawhammer Collection - Collection
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 September, 2005.

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