Northern Banjo

By Ken Perlman

Two comments

Irish, Scottish and Canadian tunes on 5-string banjo

When you listen to this you will have remember it’s a 5-string played clawhammer style, not a picked four string tenor. The 5-string has a deeper sound, perhaps not as bright as an Irish tenor banjo. One’s not better than the other--I like both sounds--but the sound from Pearlman’s banjo is more mellow than the typical tenor to my ear. YMMV I would really like to see how he does it. The jigs are flawless. The jig rhythm is very difficult playing clawhammer. Good selection of traditional, new and unique tunes here.

Ken Perlman

He spells it “Perlman”. Superb CD.