Each year when December rolls around, I often find my banjo making new, but familiar, noises. Tunes about chickens and whiskey start to fade, supplanted by ones about eggnog and figgy pudding.
Though I’m quite certain I’ve never even eaten figgy pudding, nor would recognize its presence at the tip of my spoon. But that’s besides the point.
The point is that I love the music of the holidays. Every year, it’s the same tunes. Yet, somehow they don’t get old for me.
And I love playing them on the banjo.
So, since I can’t help myself anyhow, I figure I’ll bring you along for the ride this time around. For this week’s “Tune of the Week”, then, I present: “Deck the Halls.” And this also happens to be the inaugural tune for the “12 Days of Banjo” series.
Starting Monday, I’ll be posting a new tune each day until I hit 12, or until you hit me with a blunt object.
Who knows, I might even make it a baker’s dozen when all is said and done.
You can track all of them as they appear over at clawhammerbanjo.net/12days.