Sunday, March 20, 2011

rain check?

Forgive me. I just don't have the guff in me to do the Banjo Lesson One post justice. I had a long weekend of cat-napping lambwatch and still waiting for the babes. I'll post a proper first lesson soon, early this week, but even though it is the Spring Equinox, this shepherd need to check out and start her first of four naps till 5AM. But here's the good news: Wayne Erbsen himself has agreed to join in with an interview and possibly even CAF videos to help us get started. How cool is that? Asheville and Jackson are brining American that sweet mountain music, right to your own living room. Can I get an AMEN?

The lamp is on in the lambing jug on the hill. It glows there on the incline like an old log cabin with a huricane lantern inside, waiting for friends to return home. I decided to leave the light on for any lambs thinking of dropping by later tonight.


Blogger Spiderjohn said...

That works for me! Maybe my banjo will arrive before "Lesson One"! In the mean time Jenna, don't go without too much sleep. You won't be any good to yourself or your animals. Take care! Looking forward to receiving my banjo and our lessons... Robert

March 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Cassidy said...

May tonight be the night that the lambs are born!

March 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Robert, it shipped out from Knoxville Sat morning, should get to you shortly, Weds at the latest. I'll send you the tracking tomorrow.

March 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Spiderjohn said...

Thanks Jenna! I'm getting more and more excited about it. I've been checking out Wayne Erbsen's web site. Really good.

March 20, 2011 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Mama said...

Way to go, Jenna! I don't mind waiting since I haven't received my banjo yet, either. How exciting that you got Erbsen on board!

March 20, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not doing the Banjo lessons, but I am so excited that you got Wayne Erbson to help you out! I got started on fiddle with his book... he was my only teacher for over a year. When I did find a local violin teacher to take some "live" lessons from, she told me I was not doing anything incorrectly in my technique. I was expecting to hear all sorts of corrections to what I was doing, but she said I had gotten off to a great start! I got a lot out of that small monetary invesment in Wayne's songbook and CD.

I wish all you beginning banjo players a great start, too!

And Jenna, I hope you are sleeping as I write this. Good luck with the babies..maybe tonight is the night.

March 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Lambs trump banjos !!!
Take your time and enjoy the experience.

March 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger chris said...

Hope the lamb-ettes come in all-perfect. Aloha, I just stumbled upon your site and am intrigued with the wonderful vibe. I've always been a farmer-at-heart and doing my bit here in a very small way as a minor organic wild-coffee farmer and locavore..alas, no banjo...just ukulele here, lol! Keep the good stuff out there!

March 21, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Coley said...

Oh good, my book should be here today or tomorrow!!!!

March 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger City Girl said...

I don't mind waiting either, Jenna. Although I have my banjo, I am still waiting for Erbsen's book to arrive via Amazon. I am so excited that he will be joining us!! I am going now to check out his website.

PS - Take all the time you need to tend to your (lamb) flock. We'll be here when you're ready to strum. :-)

Diana, Ottawa

March 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out! I just found this short film about Banjos. Thought I should share while folks are waiting to get started:,183

March 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and this one: Catching the Music,135

March 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM  

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