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I’ve just recently launched the Ken Perlman YouTube Channel featuring videos of my performances and some banjo instruction, too. The channel features recently made videos, of course, but I’ve also “harvested” a few dozen videos from years past that other folks have previously posted on YouTube. I even managed to find maybe a couple of dozen videos featuring the late great Appalachian style fiddler Alan Jabbour and me in concert.
- A Crooked-Tunes Survival Kit” | Saturday January 9, 2021; 5:00-6:15 PM Eastern Time. (This class is part of a full day of online classes in old-time banjo sponsored by American Banjo Camp; note that times listed on the ABC page are Pacific Standard Time).
- Creating Variations & Breaks in Clawhammer | Monday Jan. 25, 2021 7:30 – 9:00 PM Eastern Time
- Translating the Fiddle Music of Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island to Clawhammer Banjo: Four Classes in February sponsored by Maine Traditional Music School of Portland (Every Monday in February, 7:30-8:15 PM Eastern Time).
Ken was just interviewed for Making Music Magazine. The piece is accompanied by a 15-minute video in which Ken demonstrates how to master the arts of drop-and-double-thumbing. View the interview here.
Ken was just interviewed by moderator Martha Yakovleff Stone for the Facebook group, “Clawhammer Rules.” Read it here. . .
Ken’s newest tab/instruction book, Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, has just been published by Mel Bay Publications. Ken draws on several decades of experience as a player and arranger to create authentic note-for-note settings for over 100 exquisite tunes. Click here for book details, complete tune list, and to order a copy.
If you’re looking to expand your clawhammer skills during this pandemic, I’m happy to take on a few new students. For details contact me at email@example.com and we’ll go from there.
CDs & COMPANION ITEMS >31 Frails & Frolics CD 15.00 Just out!! Frails & Frolics: Fiddle tunes from Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, & Elsewhere on Clawhammer Banjo Ken’s first all-banjo recording and his first solo project in years. He has collected some truly wonderful reels, hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs, arranged them beautifully […]
Ken reprised his performance of “Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra” by Harold Schiffman in January 2016 with the North/South Chamber Orchestra under conductor Max Lifchitz in Manhattan. The entire ensemble went into the studio soon afterwards and the entire three movements appears as the first three tracks on the CD Vintage Soundscapes & More (N/S […]