Georgia Crackers, Chip Corbitt & a Chuck Lee Banjo

Chip Corbitt of the Georgia Crackers plays a Chuck Lee Banjo. He told us ” I Love the dynamics of My Lone Star Deluxe (#51) – it’s soft enough to play the sweetheart songs and big enough to bark a mean tone for the rowdy Georgia tunes.”

More about the Georgia Crackers, from Atlanta, Georgia:
Take a trip back in time to the early era of Country Music with the Georgia Crackers. Before Hank Williams or Bill Monroe & his Bluegrass Boys, Georgia musicians such as Fiddlin’ John Carson, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, and many others pioneered the golden age of “Hillbilly Stringbands”. The Georgia Crackers faithfully re-create the vintage sound of the 1920’s, while keeping alive the spirit of spontaneity and improvisation. Their irreverent stage banter is always a crowd pleaser as is the buck dancing of Ms. Edmonstone. An original member of the world famous Green Grass Cloggers, Andy Edmonstone also plays the stand-up bass. Along with old time singer, Kenneth Johnson (Pea Ridge Ramblers) on guitar and Chip Corbitt on clawhammer banjo, this rhythm section holds it down for Fiddlin’ Mick Kinney. Kinney has a unique but authentic fiddle style. When asked for his secret, Mick says, “steal licks from the best” and “keep it hot and greasy, but take it easy”. Listen to the Georgia Crackers as they reach back for that old time feel and surge forward in a rush so entertaining it’s mesmerizing.

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