songs
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Say Darlin' Say
The String Beans play "Say Darlin Say," an old folk tune that doubles as a bedtime lullaby. This performance is from 2017, at Caponi Park in Eagan, Minnesota.
Brown’s Ferry Blues
The String Beans play “Brown’s Ferry Blues” a tune attributed by some to Alton Delmore of the Delmore Brothers; others believe the tune was written by Sam & Kirk McGee. Caponi Park 2017
East Tennessee Blues
The String Beans play "East Tennessee Blues." This performance is from the fall of 2017, at Caponi Park in Eagan, Minnesota. The CD version can be heard below.
Turkey In The Straw
The String Beans play “Turkey in The Star,” a well-known 19th Century fiddle tune, at Caponi Park in Eagan, Minnesota.
Fall 2017
Old Voile
The String Beans play "Old Voile." This Kentucky-style piece is based on a recording by the Volo Bogtrotters, the premier string band of Chicago. Jo is featured on guitar on this track.
Little Darling
The String Beans play "Little Darling," an old tune recorded by the Carter Family. This song was said to have influenced Woody Guthrie. Roger is featured on guitar on this track.
East Tennessee Blues
The String Beans play "East Tennessee Blues." Actually more of a country rag than a blues, this tune is attributed to Tennessee fiddler Charlie Bowman.
Down By The Bay
The String Beans play "Down By The Bay." This traditional children's song was made popular by Raffi. The String Beans love to play it for children when they perform by the Excelsior Bay.