When you go mucking about with tradition, you run the risk of offending those for whom it is sacred. We're seein' a lot of that these days it seems. Well, a few years back, I went mucking about with the usual bluegrass arrangement of the old Civil War era song "2 Soldiers". I had my reasons, which I'll talk more about in this post. You can listen to the result and decide whether or not "2 Soldiers" has been killed in action.

After bumping into one of my original sea shanties, a gent over on Facebook wanted to know what makes a song a shanty?

An excellent question, which many have answered. But here's my take... and some audio and video examples you might enjoy.

Listening to this song on St. Patrick's Day might just be the most fun you can have without beer. Or maybe even with beer! (Assumin' ye be av legal age, av coorse!)

Do you wear green and get wild and crazy on St. Patrick’s Day? Got photos to prove it? Then you might like to be part of the lyrics video for my upcoming single “Irish for a Day”, to be released on… you guessed it… March 17!

Winter blahs got you by the ****? Wondering how you're gonna hang in there until Spring? You're not alone!

Getting tired of winter? Don't take to drink! (Well, a little is OK I guess.) Try some wintry banjo tunes to add some cheer until the green returns!

Something for free during the holidays? Really? No kidding? No strings attached?

Well, there are some banjo strings attached. Other than that...

After Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday comes Plain Old Ordinary F-inf Wednesday. Another ploy to get you to part with your hard-earned cash? You betcha!

Give the "nautical and nice" folks on your list a gift of unique, salt-flavored music, knowing that your purchase also helps people in desperate need of basic medical care.

Find out why a banjo player numbered among the "phone challenged" decided to create some original ringtones for mobile phones... and share them with you!

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