Video – Carol of the Bells

I recorded this video about two weeks ago, but my laptop decided that it no longer liked my video camera, and so I was unable to transfer the footage into my editing software until today.

I’ve been performing this piece at each of the holiday shows with Monroe Crossing, and I feel that both the arrangement and my ability to perform it have matured considerably since this video was recorded, but I’ve no quick-and-easy way to record a new video at this point, and Christmas is just around the corner.

This is a more recent iteration of a solo banjo arrangement I originally developed and recorded on my first album, “For Brian”, back in 1995.

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4 Comments

  1. Benji,
    Guys like you make me regret ever having put the banjo down. 30 years ago I quit playing it because I ran out of things to say. You, Jens Kruger, Bela Fleck, Gerry O’Connor and others have shown me that the banjo is unlimited (in the hands of the right artist). Thanks for inspiring me to buy another one and get working. By the way, I love the Nechville sound and you use the instrument properly. Thanks very very much for your work and art!!!

  2. What an amazing piece of work using one of the most treasured Christmas tunes ever composed as your ‘canvas’. Thanks for sharing it w/ all of us out here that love hearing the banjo.

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