Another Kicking Mule lp this week, and another guitarist, this time, the great Tom Paley. A founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers in the late fifties, along with John Cohen and Mike Seeger, he was a key-figure in the old-time string band revival in New-York. Multi-instrumentist like Cohen and Seeger, he mastered the old-time styles of guitar and banjo playing. He left the Ramblers in 1963 and went to live in Europe. He studied swedish folk fiddling and continued to play old-time american music with different bands. He had a new cd that came out last year, “Beware young ladies”, available at CDBABY.com.
“Hard Luck Papa” came out in 1976 and features many hot picking numbers on the guitar as well as a few banjo pieces.
-By special request i post the (small) tablature book that goes with the lp: